Saturday, April 4, 2009

Easter Craft, Day 4: Easter Nests

Haystack Bird Nests
  • 12 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup shredded coconut, sweetened
  • Food coloring, optional
Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler. When melted, add food coloring of your choice if you want colored nests as your finished product (I prefer just plain white - but maybe I'm boring). Stir in the almonds and coconut, coating well. Place a heaping tablespoon of the mixture onto a baking sheet that has been lined with wax paper, forming the mixture into the shape of a bird nest. Refrigerate until fully hardened. Fill the nests with "eggs" - jelly beans or foil-wrapped chocolate eggs. If you want the candy to stay in place inside the nest, use dabs of extra melted chocolate or cake icing as glue.