Monday, April 06, 2009
These little Easter Nests are made with only three ingredients -- shredded wheat, chocolate chips, and candy eggs! To make eight 3-inch nests use:
3 rectangles (about 1 1/2 cup crushed) of shredded wheat, crushed
1 - 11.5 ounce bag of milk chocolate chips, melted
(I buy Post Shredded Wheat Original brand. The wheat biscuits are packaged in paper within the box, 3 to a package. Use one of those packages for each recipe.)
Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in microwave until all the chips are melted and the mixture is smooth. Pour the melted chocolate over the shredded wheat and mix well. Let it sit a few minutes to cool. The mixture is difficult to work with because it is so sticky. You might want to coat your hands with cooking spray or margarine so that the chocolate mixture doesn't stick to your hands quite so much. With your hands make about 8 round mounds and place them on some wax paper. Then using the back of a spoon, make an indentation in the middle of the mound and build your nest! Fill with candy eggs and let it set until cool. It takes about 1 1/2 hour to firm up. Waaaalaaaaa! What could be better -- fiber & chocolate!!!