Are you looking for an easy and fun cooking activity to do with the kids this school holidays?
Beth from Kids Love to Cook has shared with us one of her go to recipes for cooking with kids - These fun Chocolate Birds Nests.
This recipe will help you to keep the kids entertained, and create something fun to gift, or eat this Easter - if they last that long!
How gorgeous would these look on a desert table at family gatherings or for your next kids party. You could also pop them in a little cardboard treat box to gift to family and friends, or use as a delicious little party favour.
BIRDS NEST COOKIES
Prep Time - 10 Min | Cook Time - 2 Mins | Serves 16
Adult supervision is required for this recipe
- 300 g milk chocolate melt
- 300 g white chocolate melts
- 300 g pack dried fried noodles
- • 48 candy eggs
- Measuring spoon
- Medium baking tray or baking dish.
- Baking paper
- Large microwave-safe bowl
- Spatula or cooking spoon
- Dessert spoon
- Large Bowl
- Line a cookie sheet with baking paper or a baking mat. Set aside
- Place your chocolate melts in a large microwave safe bowl
- MICROWAVE - Cook in 30 sec increments stirring after each one until fully melted
- STOVETOP - Place heatproof bowl over a small saucepan with 1 cup of water. Using an oven mitt, place the bowl onto the top of the saucepan ensuring the bowl doesn't touch the water. Stir frequently, being careful to avoid the steam that will arise from the saucepan
- Mix in dried noodles until fully coated in chocolate
- Spoon approx. 2 tablespoons of the mixture onto the baking paper and create a nest shape. We like to depress the centre with the spoon to get an indent in the centre.
- Top with 3 candy eggs'Repeat with remaining mixture
- Either place nests in the fridge for 10 - 15 minutes to harden or leave on the counter to set for 30 - 60 min. to fully set.
- We often use Cadbury Mini Eggs, but any other chocolate candy-coated egg will work. Jelly beans are also a fun idea.
The recipe calls for milk chocolate melts, but you can also use dark chocolate. You can substitute pretzel sticks, Rice Bubbles or even a cup of
desiccated coconut for a Gluten Free Option.
- Halve the recipe if you want a smaller amount.
To see more recipes from Beth, and check out her kids online cooking classes head to www.kidslovetocook.com.au