Saturday, April 23, 2011

Chocolate Nest Cookies


Happy Easter Weekend everyone! My family and I will be celebrating Easter at my parents’ house this year. When asked what I wanted to bring to the celebration, I eagerly requested to make the desserts (huh, what a surprise, right?). Anywho, with my husband giving up sweets for this Lenten season, I have been less enthusiastic to make any sweet treats because my #1 taste-tester was out of commission! So all the different ideas/recipes I’ve been wanting to try I have saved up till this weekend, and I am having a baking marathon! Hurray!!!
If you are looking for an easy treat to take to someone’s house (or indulge in yourself) then look no further! This recipe is originally from Carrots n Chocolate and when I first saw it, I couldn’t believe how simple it seemed to be! All you need are 3 ingredients: fiber cereal (I used All Bran by Kellogg’s), milk chocolate to melt, and decorative eggs (I used Mini Robin Whopper Eggs). That’s it! I was super impressed with the simplicity of this treat and at the same time at how cute they look!


Chocolate Nest Cookies

Ingredients:
8 ounces of milk chocolate, melted
7 ounces (about 1/2 box) of fiber cereal (I used All Bran)
1 bag of robin egg look-alike candies (I used Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs)
Parchment paper or plastic wrap

Directions:
1.    Line a cookie sheet with plastic wrap or parchment paper (not an essential step, but it makes clean-up super easy!)
2.    Stir the melted chocolate and cereal together in a bowl until the cereal is evenly coated.
3.    Drop with a spoon onto a baking sheet and form little "nests." This is the tricky step: at first, the chocolate covered cereal does not seem to want to stick together. Trust the process; it all sticks together when the chocolate hardens.
4.    Gently press eggs into each nest while the chocolate is still soft.
5.    Cool in the fridge or at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes – you will see that the chocolate gets hard enough that you can pick up the entire cookie in one piece.

Recipe shared from Carrots n Chocolate

2 comments:

  1. These are so cute and I love that you only need 3 ingredients! Anything that is topped with robin's eggs malt balls sounds delicious to me! They are my favorite! I must try these!! Happy Easter!

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  2. Thanks for your comment. The malt balls is a great idea! Your hummingbird cake looks wonderful!!

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