Are you looking for a great Easter DIY food craft to do with the kids? Easter nests are perfect and adorable and oh so sweet! I love projects that don’t require a lot of ingredients and fuss. I need it simple and easy and these egg nests are just that. Here are the full directions. You can get the kids involved or do these on your own to add some festive decoration to your party table-scape.
- 1 packages of wide rice noodles
- 1 package of salmon or peach candy melting wafers
- 1 package of soft purple candy melting wafers
- 1-2 cups of raw almonds
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, cook the noodles until they are just done enough to easily bend and twist around. You’ll want them to still be a little bit firm. Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
When the noodles are done strain and give a quick rinse.
Swirl small clusters of the noodles together into nest shaped bowls. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the moisture has evaporated and they nests set in a solid piece. Let cool before touching.
While the nests are baking in the oven you can work on the dipped almonds. Line another sheet with parchment paper or wax paper and set aside. Using one chocolate color at a time, follow the package instructions for melting the wafers. Dip the almonds in 1 or 2 at a time and then place on the lined sheet. Using a fork to lift the almonds out will help keep your fingers clean. Let the chocolate fully set before touching.
Make sure the chocolate has set and the nests are fully cooled before placing the almonds into the centers. These are a great make ahead project as the nests will last a very long time and the dipped almonds can be placed into them as soon as you’re ready.
How CUTE! Can you stand it? This project would go great with the Carrots in Mud project I posted a few days ago, right?