Thursday, April 1, 2010

Bunnies and Bird Nests

The girls had been wanting to paint so I came up with an Easter craft. I always see neat handprint paintings in the church preschool classrooms so I wanted to try it too. I let the girls stamp there fists and fingers to make bunnies and easter eggs in the grass. After seeing them hung up, Bay and I discussed that we had never seen pink bunnies before and how they should be white. oh well, it is Easter. Everything is pastel. Even bunnies. Then today, I decided to make the bird nest treats. I think we will give some to our neighbors and of course save some for Daddy.

They are basically rice crispie treats with candy eggs in them. The nests are honey bunches of oats(because that's what I had) or corn flakes and toasted coconut. We put whopper eggs in them. I usually print the recipes I find so that it has a reference on it. This one I wrote down for some reason and I don't know where I got it from. If you google "no-bake easter bird nests" there are a ton of different ways to make them. *Okay*I found out that it came from the artful parent blog. Her blog is in the left column of my blog. I figured it was one of them.

Here is the recipe:

No bake Bird Nests

34 lg marshmallows

1/2 cup butter

1 tsp vanilla

4 cups cornflakes

1/4 cup toasted coconut

candy eggs

In large saucepan stir marshmallows and butter on low to med. heat. Add vanilla. Stir until melted. remove from heat. Fold in cornflakes and coconut. drop by tablespoons (depending on how big you wan the nest to be) into a greased muffin cup. Oil your fingers before you press down and pinch edges. remove and place on wax/parchment paper to cool. add candy eggs.Cover and let harden. store in airtight container. makes 23-36 nest depending on size of nests. Mine made 23.

1 comment:

theUngourmet said...

These are so darling! My kids would love to make these any time of year. :)

Hope you and you family have a lovely Easter.