When my kids were little I didn't have much money to spend on Easter goodies. So I usually purchased a new summer outfit and made Easter nests. Each dinner plate at Easter dinner had a nest on it. This became a family tradition. Now the kids have grown up and have children of their own, I still make the nests for all of them.

Step 1: Gather your tools.

Collect 18 plastic zip loc sandwich bags, a large pan or Dutch oven, a large long handled spoon, a small spatula, a knife or spoon, and a pancake turner or something that is flat on the bottom to stir the melted chocolate. You will also need a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper, or just lay the waxed paper on the table or countertop.
<p>so cute =D ..making them for our church. I'm sure the kids will love them. Thank you Esther for an easy edible idea =D</p>
Thanks for sharing this! It inspired me to make my own version, radioactive Easter peeps.<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://craftsandcreationswithkathy.blogspot.com/2009/04/radioactive-easter-peeps.html">http://craftsandcreationswithkathy.blogspot.com/2009/04/radioactive-easter-peeps.html</a><br/>
beware of the radioactive chickies!!
LOL, just saw your radioactive chickens...Poor things!!
Yum...<br />
this is great!&nbsp; I had to come up with a creative activity for a class I am teaching and this fits perfectly with the topic and is so easy to do with the kids!
What a great easter snack, I made them yesterday for my young cousins and they turned out delicious! Thanks you soo much!!
Wonderful idea! This is going on my creative to-do list for Easter. Thanks for sharing it with all of us on Instructables.
Glad you liked it. I've been doing one version or another for many years.
This is wonderful, I can't wait to make them for Easter. Save money and create a family tradition, good on you, Esther
Sorry to be immature but dutch oven made me laugh =3<br/>
Cool! I made these on Easter! They were great! +1 rating.
Yummy! I haven't eaten those easter egg candies (the little egg shaped ones) in a LONGGGGGG time. Nice job. +1 rating. (added to favorites)
OHHH that sounds good. Pecans would go well with butterscotch. Then when it is cold, dip the whole thing in chocolate. LOL.
I make treats that are very similar to this except they aren't really easter related and instead of using chocolate I use butterscotch. I also throw some mini marshmallows into the mix and a few other ingredients. I'll have to make an Instructable for them.
Gonazar, can you imagine how many chocolate sticks it would take to make 18 nests? The sticks are straight also and wouldn't resemble the twigs as much. Then you'd have to coat them with chocolate again to get them to stick and cover the broken ends of the sticks. And the chow mein noodles are like you say a cheap way to go. I would guess that I spent around $9.25 on the materials for 18 nests. That's a little over .50 a piece. Without the Peeps, it would run around .37 each. When you say ovaltine, are you speaking of the ovaltine milk drink mix? I don't get the connection.
why not just chocolate sticks, ovatine or pocky or something like that, maybe slightly melted to get them to stick, or added chocolate. chow mein noodles???? I suppose it's better if you have that on hand or if your looking for a cheap, cheap solution. in reflection, chow mien noodles aren't bad at all, like the kids will really notice, lol
Last week at a preschool auction I watched my 6-year old daughter go intense over winning these in a dessert auction. Needless to say I am thrilled to see a DIY. Thanks!
I just wish I would have made this instructable earlier in the week.
Oooh! Those look good! Favorited, I'll have to make these this Easter. :)
Thank you sooooo much ma'am! These saved my easter holiday!
Thanks. I made sure I had just enough for the family so there weren't any left over to tempt me. LOL.
That looks cute! They look yummy too :)

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