Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter!

Oh happy day! Happy, happy Easter (tomorrow).

I usually leave holiday posts to the last minute, so here I am again... posting the cutest and greatest idea for Easter desert, the day before Easter.

Despite my lateness, I still insist on posting. Just discovering these little gems, I haven't even had the time to make them myself. I also doubt the ability to find shredded wheat in Germany. But still, I must share.

Why? Because I like to believe I have procrastinating friends out there. We share a kinship other organized, on-time, early to rise type people don't understand. So, if you are still looking for that easy (with maximum impact) dessert for Easter, then you've come to the right place! This post is for you, my friends.

Since you've procrastinated, you also don't have time to be reading the random ramblings of a hausfrau... Understood.

I ask you, HOW CUTE are these??

Not only are these little birds nest a dessert, they could also double as part of your table decoration! If you'd like to make them a little more contained and smaller (vs. using a plate), I'd put them in a cupcake cup.

If you are in a rush, or childless, this wont apply to you. But the fantastic blog (Angry Chicken) I found these on, recommended them as a good afternoon project for little hands.

Without further delay, the recipe:

Makes 3 big nests
(Personally, I think smaller nests would be OK, & I'd try to get 4 or 5 out of it)

6 big squares shredded wheat, crushed (about 1 1/2 cup or so, crushed, per nest)
1 bag milk chocolate chips, melted (11.5 oz)
2 small packages Cadbury mini-eggs

Pour the melted chocolate over the shredded wheat and mix well. (If you are working with kids, have them do this in a big bowl with a spoon so little hands don't get burnt)

Dump onto waxed paper and build 3 little mounds. Then using the back of a spoon, make an indent. Fill with eggs and let set.

It takes about 1 1/2 hours to firm up. You can just pick them up and eat them when they dry.

Guten appetit!


lisat said...

So cute!

laura said...

I know... and after I saw this nest, I saw another one made with rice krispies. How fun!