Yay! Thinking out loud is one of the things I’m best at! I’m glad Amanda at Running with Spoons has a link up for it :)
My brain is so Easter focused lately! Maybe it’s the excitement that I’ll be headed home for Easter or for the food or for the Easter egg hunt I’m going to dominate :P or maybe all of it together!
It probably helps that I’ve had a lot of Easter-related things on my counter lately…counter/catch-all space, same thing. These have been staring at me for a few days:
But you’ll find out what those are for tomorrow ;)
I’ve also really been wanting to make these super cute Easter egg pinatas! Maybe I’ll somehow still have time to make them :P or I could create something else with them for another holiday or something hmmm this thinking out loud thing really helps :P
I’ve also been thinking lately about an Easter-y spring time dessert. My brain came up with an idea which mixed together an idea I heard about in Zoella’s (a YouTuber) vlogs combined with Golden Graham S’mores I made a while back: Chocolate S’more Bird Nests!
I even compared the look of the edible bird nests to this baby hummingbird nest:
Not too shabby :P (also, I named that baby hummingbird Tito)
Since pretty much all I’ve been thinking about is making these Chocolate S’more Bird Nests, I figured I’d just share the recipe right here, right now!
Chocolate S’more Birds Nests
Makes 24 nests
-6 cups frosted shredded mini-wheats
-5 cups mini marshmallows
-1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
-1/4 cup corn syrup
-5 Tbs. margarine or butter
-1 tsp. vanilla extract
-1 bag Whoppers Robin’s Egg candy
Pour the frosted shredded mini-wheats in a a big bowl. Crush them using the bottom of a cup (don’t try using your hands, it hurts-trust me!) until there aren’t any big chunks left.
In a separate bowl, place the marshmallows, chocolate chips, corn syrup, and margarine. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each 30 seconds. It usually takes me around 2 minutes. Once it’s all melted together, stir in the vanilla extract. Add crushed mini-wheats to the marshmallow mixture and stir really well so all of the cereal is covered.
Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and then spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Now comes the fun part :) Spray your hands with the nonstick cooking spray and grab a heaping tablespoon of the s’more mixture. Place it on the cookie sheet and pat it down so it makes a little circle. They don’t have to be perfect at all, they just need to begin resembling a bird’s nest! Once you’ve filled the cookie sheet, place it in the refrigerator. After a half hour, take the cookie sheet out and take a small spoon (I used a teaspoon measuring spoon) and press an indentation into the center of the nest where the chocolate eggs will eventually sit. Place the nests back in the fridge for another half hour to overnight. Once set, take the nests off the cookie sheet and place one or two Whoppers Robin’s eggs in each and voila- Chocolate S’more Bird Nests!
I will be the first to admit they don’t photograph as amazingly as a real bird’s nest, but they’ve been taste test approved! :) I hope you try this super easy recipe and come by tomorrow to find out more about the crazy Easter eggs ;)
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