Birds Nests made with Crispy Rice Cereal
1 package (11 1/2 ounces) milk chocolate
4 ounces Bakers German sweet chocolate OR semi-sweet
6 cups crispy rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies)
Mini chocolate eggs, jelly beans, or other candy to decorate
Place chocolate in a large microwave-proof bowl and microwave for 2 minutes to melt chocolate; stir well. Add crispy rice cereal and mix to coat well. Line small bowls (such as 6-ounce size custard cups) with plastic food wrap. Place about 1/2 cup into each bowl and use the spoon to roughly make it the shape of a nest. Place bowls into refrigerator to set chocolate, about 1 hour. Remove plastic wrap from nests and fill with candy. Makes about 12 nests.
Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (for nest only): 120 calories, 3.5 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 120 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 10 g sugar, 2 g protein
Featured in Star-Bulletin on 3/19/08.