Chocolate-flavored candy melts
Mini candy eggs (like Robin Eggs)
Silicon cupcake pan (I use these silicon cupcake/baking pans from Amazon – affiliate link)
Place the pretzel sticks in a large mixing bowl
Melt the chocolate candy melts according to their directions, and pour over the pretzels
- Stir gently until the pretzels are completely coated with the melted candy
Here’s where you get the kids involved!
- Scoop chocolate covered pretzels into the cups of the silicon baking mold. You may need to break them up a bit in order to shape them like nests.
You can use the spoon to break them up and shape them, but where’s the fun in that? Get your hands in there!
- Once you make your desired amount of nests, place the baking mold in the fridge so that the candy coating hardens. This should take about 15 minutes.
- Remove the nests from the baking molds (this is where the silicon molds come in really handy), and add a few candy eggs to the center of each nest
Et voila! How cute are these?
The salty/sweet combo makes them delicious, too. I’m kind of embarrassed to tell you how long it took the four of us to eat 24 of these nests. Let’s just say we didn’t need to get rid of any to any of the neighbors.
Pin this one for Easter, or really any time you want to do a quick, fun, tasty spring-themed project with the kids or grandkids.
More easy Easter ideas like these pretzel birds nests:
- Easter Egg Cheese Ball
- Easter Charcuterie Board
- Easter Bunny Breakfast Board
- Bunny Butt Pancakes – Fun Bunny-Shaped Pancakes for Easter
- Easter Egg Brownies
- Easter M&M Blondies
- Easy Spring Cupcake Decorating Ideas
- What To Do with Chocolate Bunnies: 3 Ways to Use Chocolate Easter Bunnies
- Fabulous (and Easy) Easter Eggs Ideas
- Easter Ideas for Toddlers: Super Easy Super Hero Easter Eggs