Find out how to make chocolate nests for Easter, or “nesting” themed showers, or any Spring party. They’re adorable and delicious! Make these edible nests along with other ideas from our Easter entertaining series and host the best holiday celebration ever. These are so fun wrapped up as party favors too!
Make these chocolate treats for Easter entertaining or “nesting” themed showers
I have a long over due tutorial to share with you today, and it’s something I’ve used in a few different parties. These chocolate nests are so cute and a welcome addition to Spring parties. They look adorable as part of this beautiful Easter tablescape and fit in so well with a Nesting-themed baby shower, or Woodland birthday party.
These chocolate nests lend themselves to some cute presentation options too. For instance, I placed them in small bird cages and hung them from above for a kids garden party. I’ve also wrapped them up in clear bags to give as party favors for a Little Birdies baby shower.
These chocolate nests are super easy to make. The hardest part is trying to keep from eating them before you serve them! I make mine with dark chocolate because it’s my favorite, but you can use milk chocolate or white chocolate if you like.
These are a sweet treat that grown ups will love just as much as the children will. Place them on a cake pedestal and accent them with fresh bay leaves. The combination of sweet and savory ingredients is a marriage made in heaven.
You can choose from a variety of “eggs” to fill your nests with. Jelly beans, chocolate filled candy eggs, or Jordan almonds are all good choices. And the eggs you choose can reflect the taste of the recipients. For instance, the jelly beans might appeal more to children while the Jordan almonds would appeal to adults.
Make these chocolate nests a couple of days ahead and keep them covered in the refrigerator or in a cool location. Store them in cellophane bags if you’re giving them as party favors. Print these free gift tags and tie them on. I like these because they can be used for Easter or spring parties.
- 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate for melting
- 1 cup crunchy chow mein noodles
- 1 cup shredded wheat cereal, broken & shredded
- Candy eggs, jelly beans, or Jordan almonds
- Melt chocolate over a double boiler, on low heat.
- Add chow mein noodles & cereal, and combine until thoroughly coated.
- Place mixture inside the wells of a muffin tin, and press mixture down in the middle to create a “nest” shape.
- Place candy eggs, jelly beans, or Jordan almonds inside the nests, and refrigerate until chocolate is set.
Wrap these up in cellophane bags to give as party favors.