Making Birds Nests

It may be a while until Easter is here but we are feeling spring like and decided to make a spring treat, birds nests. Yum!

You need:

  • Shredded wheat (this is the only reason we buy it)
  • Chocolate mini eggs
  • Bun cases
  • Chocolate

Break up the shredded wheat, as much as you want birds nests.

Melt the chocolate. I use the microwave or you can use a bain-marie. Add the chocolate to the shredded wheat and mix well ensuring chocolate coats everything.

Scoop the mix into bun cases.

The two spoon scoop is a great fine motor skills exercise.

Licking the spoons and scraping bowls is always a favourite bakers job!

Squish two eggs into the shredded wheat to complete the nest.

Now the difficult bit … wait until the chocolate cools and hardens! Enjoy.

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  1. This nicely describes the fine motor skills involved and provides an excellent step-by-step set of directions for replication. Thanks so much! Carolyn

    1. May I borrow your baker? What a sweet tutorial! I love these and will be making them for my daughter’s bird-themed baby shower next month.

      Where are you from? I’ve never heard cupcake papers (or liners) called bun cases! Love it!

      1. If you offer a baking session she would be there! I’m Northern Irish, making Manitoba, Canada home. The term “wee buns” also means something is easy in NI speak! Have a wonderful baby shower!

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