Fill these Chocolate Nests with edible grass and candy eggs for a fun Easter dessert or spring treat! Use candy melts to make colorful nests.
Years ago (way back in 2011) I shared a tutorial for how to make yarn bowls. The other day I remembered those bowls and wondered if I could use a similar method to make chocolate nests! Small bowls are used to create the nest shape while the melted chocolate sets.
Start by preparing the bowls. Grease the inside of small bowls with cooking spray and cover them with plastic wrap. I used 4-ounce glass prep bowls that are 3 1/2 inches wide but you can use any size depending on how big you want your nests.
Melt chocolate melting wafers in a microwave-safe bowl at 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir and continue melting them in the microwave in 10-second intervals, stirring after each time, until smooth.
Pour the melted chocolate into a pastry bag (or use a ziptop bag if a pastry bag isn’t available).
Snip off the tip of the pastry bag and drizzle the chocolate over the plastic-covered bowl.
Use the flat, dull size of a knife to scrape the excess off of the rim of the bowl. This will make it easier to remove the nests from the bowl once the chocolate has hardened.
Allow the chocolate to harden and set. You can place it in the fridge briefly to speed up the hardening if desired.
Then, remove the coated plastic wrap from the bowl.
Carefully peel the plastic wrap away from the chocolate nest.
How can I make colorful chocolate nests?
If you want to make colorful nests, you can use melting wafers of various colors. For a more pastel look, add some white candy wafers to each bowl to lessen the intensity.
To make the colorful nests, melt the candy wafers and follow the same steps as with the chocolate ones.
Fill the nests with edible grass or you could use tinted shredded coconut.
How can I make colored coconut?
To color shredded coconut, put one cup of sweetened coconut flakes in a plastic bag. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of water with a few drops of food coloring and pour it into the plastic bag. Shake the bag until the coconut is evenly colored. Repeat for darker colors.
Top the edible grass with Easter egg pretzels (find my recipe here), jelly beans, and chocolate eggs.
Looking for more Easter desserts? Try these next:
These Easter Basket Cookie Cups are almost too fun to eat! An Easter dessert recipe filled with buttercream frosting, chocolate bunnies, and chocolate eggs.
Easter Egg Ooey Gooey Bars have a strawberry cake mix crust with marshmallow cream and fruity pebbles treats on top. They are irresistible to kids of all ages!
Colorful Rainbow Rice Krispies Treats are so much fun! Make them for a unicorn party, Easter, or to celebrate spring.
Adorable Easter Bunny Strawberries with carrots too, of course! These dipped strawberries are perfect for an Easter dessert.