Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Happy Easter! I was pleasantly surprised to find some great peanut and tree nut free candy this year for our many egg hunts.
I like to give MG more stickers and toys than candy but what's a holiday without some candy. We found that starburst jelly beans, cadbury mini eggs, whopper robin eggs and kraft jet-puffed bunny mallows where all safe and a bit hit with MG & her friends! We used the left over candy (including peeps) to make these fun 'chick nests'. I first saw the idea on my friend Tiffany's personal blog.
Rice Krispies are a great food for most kids with allergies. My grocery store was out of regular rice krispies but I found an interesting new version: Jumbo multi-grain Krispies by Kellogg's. They worked great for our yummy little craft but those with wheat allergies should stick to the good old fashioned rice krispies as this fancy new kind has wheat. Those with dairy allergies can easily substitute butter for Nucoa Margerine. I promise, it will work great!
The trick for making these bird nests:
Make a regular batch of rice krispies and form the rice krispies into greased muffin tins while they are still hot. I recommend you grease your fingers as well, it's a sticky gooey fun mess. As you mold the nests into the cup cake tins make an indent in the middle. Let them cool for an hour. Melt some chocolate chips and use the chocolate as a glue to hold the eggs and chicks in the nest anywhere your heart desires. Its still spring so no need to wait until next year to make these beauties. Plus, Easter candy will be clearanced tomorrow morning!


Little Lockards said...

Thanks for the tip on which candies are peanut-free. When Gavin is big enough we will definitely use them!

Jen said...

What a fun treat! Thanks for sharing the idea and your tips.

Megan said...

Those look soooo good!