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Recipes  :   Edible Chocolate Nests
   

Yields: 6 Birds Nests
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Spring has sprung and there is no better way to celebrate than with our Edible Chocolate Nests.  These eggs are actually chocolate flavored grapes for a healthy twist mixed in with all that chocolate.

Make sure to wear smocks or aprons because this recipe is a little messy.  The kids really have to get their hands right into the chocolate to create this springtime treat.  

Remember no licking your fingers or the bowl until you are finished... then it's a free for all.  Hey pass one over here!


INGREDIENTS:
1  5 oz. Container of Chinese Chow Mein Noodles (crispy)
1  12 oz. Package Semisweet Chocolate Chips
1  6 oz. Package White Chocolate chips
Grapes (red or Green)
Wax Paper
Food coloring


INSTRUCTIONS:
NESTS
Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper.

Melt semi-sweet chocolate in double boiler or microwave oven (watching carefully so as not to burn.

Pour chocolate into large bowl.  Add in Chinese noodles.  Mix together until noodles are completely covered in chocolate.

As chocolate begins to harden up, scoop out handfuls of the noodle mixture and drop onto wax paper. Form into the shape of a nest by pushing noodles out and up from the center of each scoop.  Make sure there are enough noodles on the "floor" of nest so it won't fall apart after it is hardened.

Once you are happy with your nest shape, place cookie sheet into in refrigerator to harden.


EGGS
Cover another cookie sheet with wax paper.

Melt white chocolate in double boiler or microwave oven (watching carefully so as not to burn).

Pour small portions of white chocolate into separate bowls.  Add one drop of food coloring into each bowl and mix to desired pastel colors.

Dip each grape into melted, colored chocolate.  Covering entire surface of grape, and then place on wax paper.

Place in refrigerator until chocolate hardens.


When eggs are ready put a few in each nest and serve.  Happy Spring!





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