Published on March 18th, 2015 | by Kristen Swain0
Easter Bird Nest Placecards
Easter is so much fun!
All the candy, the soft colors, the spring flowers, the candy.
Did I mention the candy?
I also love the big family dinners, filled with love and lots of food.
This year I thought I would come up with some fun edible Easter Bird Nest Placecards to go on our plates.
Something to occupy the littles while we are serving and getting everyone to the table.
The kids can nibble, pick at and munch while we are all waiting to eat, and it can serve as dessert too!
These taste like a firmer rice crispy treat!
You will need
1 bag of mini marshmallows
1 cup of almond bark
1 12oz bag of chowmein noodles
1/4 cup butter
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the almond bark. (I did this all together, but realize that it would be better to mix the marshmallows and bark after being melted.)
In a separate bowl, microwave the marshmallows and butter together.
Mix the two melted items together.
Then add the chow mein noodles.
On a tray lined with parchment paper, grab walnut sized balls of the mixture. I found that the butter made it very easy to work with.
But if your hands get sticky, spray a little cooking spray on them to make it easier to shape the nests.
Shape each nest, making a ball, with an indentation in the center.
While they are still warm, add several chocolate eggs to the center of the next.
I would have the kiddos help, while you shape the nests, have them add the eggs.
Once the nests are cool, the eggs stay in them fairly well.
To make the banner piece, simply print your guests names on cardstock, cut into strips and wrap around a toothpick with a little glue dot to hold it on.
Cut a V out of the end of the banner, and tie on a little twine or ribbon.