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Easter is a couple of days away and I’ve been scrambling to figure out what our Easter meal will be. My husband wanted something different like a stuffed pork loin or a casserole of some sort. I think I’m going towards a more traditional Puerto Rican menu this year.
Simple and delicious.
I was thinking some deviled eggs for an appetizer, roast pork (pernil), arroz con gandules (rice and pigeon peas) and potato salad for the meal. And dessert is planned out. I made Bird Nests with Jelly Beans and Candied Flowers with the help from Chex and my daughter.
We love Chex cereal. It’s one cereal that is always in our pantry. Since I try to stay away from gluten, Chex is my go-to when I need a quick cereal fix. My favorite flavor is Chocolate. I can eat Chocolate Chex every day! It tastes great with almond milk or regular cow’s milk. And I have to admit, I eat it for a late-night snack sometimes too.
My kids also love Chex cereal. Unfortunately my girls love the chocolate flavor too so I have to eat a bowl before they eat the entire box!
For this particular recipe, I needed Chocolate Chex so I made sure I bought a few boxes instead of just one.
The recipe my daughter chose is extremely easy. And it’s perfect for Easter! I did create my own recipe for this one since I didn’t have any fruit gushers or fruit roll-ups on hand but they did come out delicious anyway!
Bird Nests with Jellybean Eggs
These playful bird nests are topped with colorful fruity eggs.
Grab these items…
1 tablespoon butter
1-1/2 cups marshmallows
2 cups Chocolate ChexTM cereal
1 bag of Jelly Beans (You won’t need the whole bag but we did – We snacked on them the whole time!:))
1 Container of Candied Flowers (You can omit this part)
Follow these steps…
1- Spray 8 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray; set aside.
2- In medium microwavable bowl, heat butter uncovered on High 20 to 30 seconds or until melted. Mix in marshmallows; microwave uncovered on High for 30-second intervals until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Add cereal; mix until fully combined. With greased hands, add about 1/4 cup cereal mixture to each muffin cup, and press gently to mold into a nest shape.
3- Top with a few jelly beans aka “eggs.” It was a little difficult to remove them from the muffin pan so I placed them in the fridge for about 30 minutes and they came out beautifully! Remove from muffin cups, and store covered for up to 5 days.
Method Note: To make mini bird nests, use mini muffin cups, and add 1 rounded tablespoonful cereal mixture to each muffin cup.
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