Bird’s Nest Treats

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It’s finally Spring! What better way to celebrate than with these pretty little treats? Bird’s nest treats are so easy to make and they only require three ingredients. I love how the pastel eggs contrast to the rich chocolate, as well as how the saltiness of the pretzels perfectly compliment the chocolates. I’ve been making these for a while now and every time, they’re a great crowd pleaser!

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Ingredients:

-1 bag mini cadbury eggs
-6 ounces (1/2 bag) chocolate chips
-2-4 cups broken pretzels (Not crushed!)

Directions:

  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler (simply a heat proof bowl over a pot of simmering water or you can microwave the chocolate in 45 second increments. Just don’t burn it!).DSC_0645
  2. Break the pretzels into three or four pieces. If you break them into too small pieces, you won’t have nests. DSC_0654
  3. Mix the chocolate and the pretzels until all the pretzels are covered. Ideally you want the pretzels to be covered in a thin layer of chocolate, not drenched. Add more pretzels if you can still see a pool of chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.DSC_0656
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (you can just use a flat surface if you want) and scoop the chocolate covered pretzels into small mounds. Make sure to make a small well in the center of each mound.
  5. Arrange the cadbury mini eggs on top of the pretzel mounds. If they aren’t staying put, simply melt some more chocolate and dip a small section of the egg in the chocolate before positioning it on the pretzel piles. I like nests with different colored eggs as well as nests with the same color eggs. They’re really pretty regardless!
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All blue eggs

These are so cute and so simple, I think they’re the perfect Easter snack. What are yours?

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Hugs and puppies!

Mimi

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