By Melissa Wynn

[media-credit id=4 align=”alignnone” width=”225″]100_2709[/media-credit]Since my children were small, hatching peeps have been a part of  our Easter goodies menu. These super easy and fun treats bring to life a nesting bird and the entire thing is edible.  You will need…

1 bag chocolate chips (or any mix of flavors you like) melted and thinned with a splash of milk

1 can crunchy chow mein noodles (or your favorite flake cereal)

shredded coconut

green sprinkles

1 bag small speckled candy eggs


Coat the very stick like chow mein noodles with the melted chocolate and press the mixture into a muffin tin buttered (or use paper cups and peel after chilling) Leave the center more shallow to form peep sized nests. Chill nests in freezer until hard enough to pop out of the muffin tin. Add a pinch of coconut to the bottom of each nest and top with the green sprinkles to simulate grass. You can color the coconut with food coloring but I use the sprinkles because they taste better than dyed coconut. Put a few candy eggs in each nest and place a peep on top to do her hatching.

Tweet and Eat, Bon Appetit!

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