edible bird nests!

happy spring y’all!

i’m typing this as i look at the forecast of possible snow in may. oh canada, can you get your crap together?

whether the weather is sunny or rainy, it still is spring and so i thought i would show you how to make these delicious and adorable edible bird nests!

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the ingredients are a little odd and are basically a mix of whatever was in the kitchen because typical me forgot to check what i needed. let me explain the scenario:

 

[EASTER MONDAY, enter Miss Brainy]

MB: hey mumma, let’s make these cute bird things! 

MB’s Mom: what do we need?

MB: shredded wheat…

MB’s Mom: we don’t have that.

MB: dairy milk chocolate?

MB’s Mom: nope.

MB: mini eggs?

MB’s Mom: finished.

MB: okay, can we go grocery shopping?

MB’s Mom: it’s easter monday, nothing is open!

MB: i guess we will have to improvise…

[Exeunt]

 

alright, fine, i guess i should have been more prepared but we still managed to make it work! with a trip to shoppers drug mart and a bunch of random stuff that we found, we created a masterpiece. so, here is our ingredient list (feel free to change it up).

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

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  • a muffin tin
  • fibre one cereal

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  • rice krispies cereal

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  • mini eggs

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  • peeps marshmallow treats (the birds) – however, we only need the heads so you need to decapitate your peeps and get rid of their butts

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  • semi-sweet chocolate chips

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STEPS:

  1. melt your chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl
  2. combine both of your cereals in a measuring cupDSC_0024
  3. slowly combine your cereals and your chocolate so all of the cereal is covered – the mixture should be chunky and solid, not gloopyDSC_0028
  4. once all the cereal is fully coated, spoon the mixture into your muffin tin (you can use cupcake liners or grease the pan, whichever you prefer)DSC_0030
  5. place your peeps and your eggs in whatever fashion you like (we decided to put one bird and three eggs, which fit perfectly)DSC_0036
  6. pop your muffin tin in the freezer or fridge until it’s solid!DSC_0033

 

then, you will get some adorable treats that are perfect for your instagram feed! we had a little bit of a photoshoot with ours…

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i ended up giving these to my friends and teachers who celebrate easter, but they are so delicious that i might just make another batch for myself! the whole thing took less than half an hour to assemble and a few hours to become solid in the fridge. it was such a quick and easy treat to make.

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let me know in the comments if you are going to try these, and don’t forget to tag me on instagram or twitter @missbrainyblog!

stay brainy and stay beautiful!

 

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