With Christmas comes fabulous little treats that seem to be saved only for this season (because seriously, why aren’t we having shortbread all through the year?). When we received some of Kinder’s Mini-Eggs this month, I immediately knew what we had to make: Kinder Eggs in birds’ nests!
Some of you might recognize these cookies as Chow Mein cookies – another cookie that I only seem to see at Christmas time – but with the clever addition of mini Kinder eggs, they’re suddenly transformed into birds’ nests!
What’s even more awesome about these cookies?
A three and four year old can make them.
- 1 cup of melted chocolate (I use the melting wafers and melt them in the microwave)
- 1 1/2 cups of raw chow mein noodles
- 1/4 cup of finely chopped raw pecans (optional)
- 2 packages of Kinder Mini Eggs
- Combine all three ingredients and toss until noodles are fully coated with chocolate
- Place spoonfuls of mixture onto lined cookie sheet
- Press down the center of the cookie to make a hollow (or a "nest" shape)
- Place cookies in the refrigerator until set (about 15 min)
- Place Kinder eggs in center of nest
- Voila! You have adorable bird's nests to b shared with family and friends!
Making the nests is serious business. See how Lila is guiding Lucy through the process?
I wonder where she inherited that slightly controlling nature from? Hmmm….couldn’t be me!?!?
Once the cookies are set, decorate with little Kinder eggs in the hollow created with the spoon.
And now – the eggs are nestled snug in their nests, ready to be gifted to friends (and maybe a few stayed behind to be snacks for us).
And speaking of giving, Kinder Canada wants to help “Share the Joy” this season by giving back to the Children’s Miracle Network.
By heading over to the Kinder Canada A Joy To Share Facebook App, you can create a Christmas card that will be delivered to a little patient who is currently in the hospital.
Even better, is that for every card created, Kinder will donate $1 to the Children’s Miracle Network, up to a $25,000 donation!
Create a card (or get your kidlets to try their hand at it), and help to spread some joy this holiday season!
Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own
Kenz @ Interiors by Kenz
YUM YUM! I need a delicious easy treat in my life. How cute and fun! I want to make these from now until easter, and eat shortbread the rest of the year with you 😉
That sounds like a fabulous plan. We’ll put your (nearly here!) baby in a bouncy seat and make my kids fetch us cookies while we gab.
What a fun treat to make with the kids. I created a card. What a wonderful cause!
Thank you, Leanne! It is a great cause!
amy @ one artsy mama
Chocolate almost always = joy in my book!
I hear you, lady. Chocolate is the key to this girl’s heart!
very cute! this might be a good project and treat to make for the neighbors. We try to bake and package them something each year… this is a good one!
Oh, this would be a great little treat for neighbours! It doesn’t take much to make them, and they’re cute (and that goes a long way with gifts)!
My kids used to go bananas over kinder surprise fun idea.
My kids still do. They go bonkers when they see a Kinder egg!
Totally love that your little girl is wearing a Jake shirt! 🙂 Are these the eggs that have the little toys inside?! My husband has talked about them before- love these little nests! Two treats in one 🙂
Inspire Me Heather
Your Kinder nests look too cute and I bet they are super yummy! I’ll definitely check out your links too, that’s great of Kinder to give back to the Children’s Miracle Network.
Thanks, Heather! And I agree – it’s so lovely of Kinder to give back to such a great cause!
Love this idea. they look so yummy! I want to make these right now.
I bought a ton of chow mein noodles so that I can make these all Christmas season. (They take about 10 minutes to make, and 15 min to set – it’s SO easy!)
How fun and yummy! And I just have to say your girls are ADORABLE!
Awww… thank you so much, Kadie! 🙂
There’s those Kinder Eggs again!! 🙂 Fun treats!
Yep. Kinders fo’ life! 😉
Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama
Adorable! My daughter would love making these!!
Thanks, Lindsay! My girls loved making them – and honestly, they’re nearly impossible to screw up – great for little chefs!
Kirsten @ One Tough Mother
Those are cute little snacks! And they sound scrumptious, too 🙂
They’re actually SO tasty! Nothing like chocolate paired with chocolate, I always say! 🙂
MMMM… these look so delicious! Thanks for the recipe!
I’m not going to lie… I might have eaten more than my fair share of these little treats. Whoopsie do!
I absolutely LOVE making chow mein noodle candy nests! Those kinder eggs looks so fun too!
MINI kinder eggs?! That looks like a real treat!
Connor would love to make these. Thanks for the recipe!