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Bird Nest Cookie Recipe

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Makes 12-15 mini nests


1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut (optional)

6 “loaves” of Shredded Wheat (the old-school kind, not the mini-wheats)

2 cups chocolate chips, chopped

Cooking spray or oil

Muffin tin

Jelly beans or mini eggs (for eggs)


Rub the insides of each muffin tray cup generously with oil.

Put shredded wheat into a large bowl and crunch them up into little tiny pieces.

Add 1 cup of coconut to the shredded wheat, toss until mixed well.

Use a double boiler (or a heat-safe bowl set over pot of bowling water) or the microwave to melt the chocolate.

Carefully, pour melted chocolate over wheat mixture. Use a spoon to mix until the chocolate evenly coats the shredded wheat and the coconut.

While the chocolate is still soft, form the nests in the muffin tins. Press firmly to make sure the nests will hold their shape after they are removed. Press some of the mixture up the sides of the muffin cups, and make sure to make a little center dip to hold your eggs. You can do this with your fingers or by pressing in the centre of the nests with a greased soup spoon.

Place in the fridge to harden. Use a knife to “pop” out the nest after it’s hardened. Fill each nest with a few eggs. Serve! These last several days, well-covered, at room temperature