Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bird's Nest Treats

Easter is almost here!  Last year I made these cute bird's nest treats with jellybeans, coconut, and dark chocolate.  Last week, my girls had a babysitter who brought bird-themed activities over and these snacks were one of them.  They're larger then the other ones but were fun to make and pretty delicious.

Hope these can be a treat you make with your kids to celebrate spring and the promise of New Life at Easter!

Pretzel & Peanut Butter Bird's Nests

Pretzel sticks (not sure how much - buy a bag)
2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup creamy peanut butter
Mini Robin's Eggs

Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave or a double boiler.  Whisk in the peanut butter until smooth (You could melt the peanut butter a bit too to make it smoother).

Add pretzels, breaking them into smaller pieces with your hands, and mix.  Keep adding pretzels until the mixture resembles something you could mold into mounds / nests with your hands.

Scoop out little mounds and place them on parchment or waxed paper.  Put 3 Robin's eggs on top.  Let them sit for at least an hour to harden up or put them in the refrigerator for a little while.


  1. Cute idea. I imagine the pretzels might go over better with the younger crowd (and my husband) than coconut. With coconut, I'd be forced to eat them all.
    Question: in the Trader Joe Taquito Enchillada recipe you posted, how many ounces is the sauce, and how many taquitos is in a box? We don't have a TJ within 100 miles from here (sad to say) and I'll have to substitute.

    1. I definitely ate my fair share of both kinds . . . you're right though, that the pretzels were a bigger hit with the kids.
      For the Trader Joe's taquitos, the sauce is 12 ounces and I think it's a dozen taquitos in a box. I basically used as many as would fit in a single layer in my 9x9 pan and most of the sauce.