I love Easter time! Like I said in a previous entry, I was going to make various Easter type treats and dishes to inspire you in the kitchen this holiday. We only have one week left!
Scoop the melted chocolate into the pan and stir. This will give the nests a "dirty" look. I suppose if you wanted to skip this step you could.. or you could even use cocoa krispies instead of regular. I like it this way because it gives the krispy nest more firmness and isn't so wimpy and sticky.
Put cupcake liners in a muffin pan.
Spoon a good amount of rice krispies into each muffin cup. Use your fingers or some other kind of tool to dent in the center. I had Paige use this Pampered Chef tool that I sprayed with Pam (so it wouldn't stick).
As you can see, we had to sneak a few bites which left us short 1 nest. (oops) This recipe will make a full dozen though if you can exercise enough self control.
Put 1/2 cup shredded coconut in a ziploc and put a small bit of green food coloring in. If you use the Wilton gel type coloring, stick a toothpick into the color and then into the coconut. That's all you'll need because we don't want glow in the dark green. We just want to barely tint the coconut to make it look like light colored grass.
The final step is to put some M&Ms or those candy malted robin's eggs in the middle. We used M&Ms with almonds that were the Easter pastel. One green, pink, yellow, blue, and purple egg. What a full nest for a little birdie!