Chocolate Bird’s Nests & Easter Basket Stuffers are made with melted chocolate and can be filled with Easter candies of your choice.
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Can you believe that Easter is already less than 3 weeks away? This year, it falls much earlier than normal and that means I really should pull that Easter tote up from my storage to decorate. I love decorating for Easter, making Easter baskets, and fun Easter DIYs. This year, I’ve been experimenting with some fun Easter treats from some of my favorite candy brands. This past weekend, I made some Chocolate Bird’s Nests from melting wafers and filled them with delicious Easter-themed candies from DOVE, and M&M’s White Strawberry Shortcake.
I have a friend who loves making her own chocolate art, and it really inspired me to make these Chocolate Bird’s Nests. The technique was super easy but required some tips that I will share below. I plan on making these again for Easter desserts for after our traditional ham dinner.
During my weekly trip to Target (my favorite store), I couldn’t help but getting lost in their amazing Easter seasonal section. All the candy, Easter Basket Stuffers, and treats really made me smile! I even picked up some early Easter Basket fillers, and some candy to not only fill my Chocolate Bird’s Nests with, but also for our annual Egg hunt. I used my Target Cartwheel savings which was awesome. My family looks forward to our egg hunt just as much as the desserts we all love after dinner.
I picked up some M&M’s White Strawberry Shortcake (which are only being sold at Target for a limited time), Starburst Sweet & Sour Jellybeans, Starburst Original Jellybeans, DOVE Peanut Butter Eggs, and some DOVE Milk Chocolate Eggs. The decision was hard because there were just so many appealing Easter candies from the MARS and WRIGLEY family of products.
These candies are not only perfect for decorating Easter treats, but they make excellent Easter basket fillers, and egg stuffers. Speaking of Easter baskets, isn’t the one I made super cute?
Whoever gets this one is going to really enjoy it! I know I sure would love all that yummy candy, and fun additions!
Ok, so back to those Chocolate Bird’s Nests– aren’t they super cute? The best part is that they takes minutes to make, can vary in size, set fast, and are scrumptious! We filled our’s with M&M’s White Strawberry Shortcake, and DOVE Peanut Butter Eggs.
Here is how to make Chocolate Bird’s Nests:
Chocolate Bird’s Nests & Easter Basket Stuffers
- 1 bag Cocoa Melting Wafers
- Sweetened Coconut Flakes
- Plastic Wrap
- 4 small bowls
- 1 freezer bag
- Baking Sheet
- DOVE Peanut Butter Eggs
- M&M’s White Strawberry Shortcake
- Cover the outside of your bowls in plastic wrap and place them in the freezer for 5-10 minutes
- Add coconut flakes to a baking sheet, and bake for 5-8 mins at 350; mixing at least 2 times to rotate the flakes and toast them evenly
- Melt chocolate wafers in a double boiler
- Add melted chocolate to a freezer bag and snip off a tiny corner to make a Piping bag.
- Place chilled bowls on a plate, or sheet and carefully drizzle up and down to cover the bowls. You want to form lines and not just heavily coat the bowl.
- Once bowls are drizzled, place them in the fridge to set for 10 minutes
- Carefully remove the saran/chocolate nest from each plate to fill with cooled toasted coconut and chocolate products.
- Wrap with cellophane and tie with a ribbon for Easter parties.
These nests were not only pretty, but the toasted coconut, and candy inside was AWESOME.
I love the DOVE Peanut Butter Eggs, and the M&M’s White Strawberry Shortcake are so yummy too!
I decided to also fill some plastic eggs toys with some Starburst Sweet & Sour Jellybeans which are equally amazing!
Now that I made you all want some sweet treats, I wanted to share that there will be an Easter sampling event at Super Target stores on 3/20th. Try some of these candies from my post, and get inspired to put together the perfect Easter basket.
What are some of your favorite Easter Basket fillers?
Rosa Maria Escobedo says
Love,love this recipe. They are so easy to make. Thank you
Vera Sweeney says
What a cute idea!! I have never made an Easter treat like this before, I may need to try these out this year.
Such a cute bird’s nest! My kids would have so much fun with it!
Lisa Bristol says
I am going to get the ingredients i need to make this on the weekend. It looks so delicious and easy to make.
I have never made anything like this before. I love this idea. It looks delicious and fun to make.
Ann Bacciaglia says
This recipe is so cute and easy to make. I will have to give i t a try with my kids.
Jenna Wood says
We make something similar each Easter- we just love putting food inside more food! What better example thanw ith chocolate? Those jelly beans look delicious too!
Autumn @Mamachallenge says
Those are so cute! They are perfect for any Easter party.
How fun ! Now I have a major chocolate craving !
This is a wonderful idea. I’d love to make these with my daughters. I know they’d have fun with it too. Great Easter idea!
These are super cute, I love this idea as something to make with kids. They are a great decor item for just Spring in general too!
Jennifer Sikora says
I love how easy these were to make. They look just like little birds nests!
Such a cute and delicious idea! I’ll have to swing by Target especially for those White Strawberry Shortcake M&Ms.
Kelly Hutchinson says
What a cool recipe for Easter or spring! My kids would have a blast making these with me.
Now this is an adorable idea. We have lots of kids for our Easter party at the church and these would be so cute to hand out. Thanks so much for the idea
Kelly @eclecticmommy says
What a fun idea. The toasted coconut looks so pretty nestled inside with delicious DOVE chocolate peanut butter eggs. [client]
Why didn’t I think of something like this? I LOVE this idea! YUM! I am totally doing this for easter!
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
That is such a cool idea. They are way easier to make than I would have thought!