Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Aren't these just the cutest things? And the best part is they are edible! Gather the kids into the kitchen to help out with this tasty Easter craft, or is it a dessert? Whatever you want to call it, one thing's for sure, its YUMMY!!!


1 Cup unsweetened coconut flakes
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for bowls
3 cups mini marshmallows
3 1/2 cups finely crushed corn flakes
1/4 cup black and brown candy-coated chocolate pieces(such as M&M's), crushed
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
2 teaspoons smooth peanut butter
candies for decorating


1) Toast coconut in 350 degree oven until lightly browned, about 5 minutes, stirring once. Butter seven 3 1/2 inch bowls, set aside. Melt butter in saucepan.Add marshmallows; stir until melted. Stir in cornflakes. Set aside 1 3/4 cups of the mixture in a medium bowl.

2)Stir 1/2 cup of the coconut, crushed chocolate pieces, and melted chocolate into mixture in pan. Press into bowls to form nests. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

3)Form chicks with reserved mixture (make into approx. 1 3/4 inch balls and attach to each other with peanut butter). Decorate with candies (refer to picture). Remove nests from refrigerator, unmold from bowls, line with coconut (for nest effect) and add your chicks!

This is such a fun project for the kids to help with because they can get a little messy while having fun molding their chicks and nesting them. Try a little variation like adding a baby chick and mom and dad chick for the "chick family", or a whole nest of baby chicks with their little mouths open for feeding, etc... JUST HAVE FUN!!ENJOY!!



  1. Thanks for your comment about my blog. Your clothes are very cute - good luck! How fun - to have your own clothing line!

  2. Those like everything else in your blog and other blog are really, really cute!

  3. Hi. I found your site on the UBP.

    This is such a cute little project! Next week I'm doing a round up of Easter desserts, and I would love to feature this! Is that okay with you?