Here’s a fun cupcake topper (or stand-alone treat) to share with your family this Easter! It’s really easy, even little hands can help and it’s tasty too! This week in our house we’ve had a bit of a theme of Everything Birds and it’s been fun to teach E about our fine feathered friends! We spent our Monday afternoon making these chocolatey nests and decorating them with pretty pastel eggs!
This is how you make them:
- In a double boiler melt 1 pkg of chocolate chips and 1/2 pkg white chocolate chips.
- Once melted, add 3/4-1 full bag of Chinese dry steamed noodles. Mix fairly aggressively, it’s easier to form them into nests if some of the noodles are broken.
- Scoop desired amount of chocolate noodles onto wax paper and using a teaspoon, create a bit of a divet in each mound for the eggs to nestle in.
- We filled each divet with three mini eggs, this was E’s job (I let him eat a few while he worked because tasting is the best part!)
- Let the nests cool and set on your counter.
I tried to teach E about nests as we were making them. I explained that this is where birds sleep and even showed him a few vacant nests in some of the bare trees in our yard. It’s amazing to me just how much E retains from these little ‘lessons’ and I love hearing him repeat some of these new words!
While our nests were cooling we made some basic chocolate cupcakes. We iced the cupcakes with a thin layer of frosting and then placed the completed nests on top for an easily decorated treat for our Easter dinner coming this weekend…but the nests can most definitely be enjoyed all on their own! They’re cute and so completely festive for Spring and are sure to be a hit on your Easter table!