Easy No-Bake Nests

Jovie and I are reading through Laura Wilder’s Little House in the Big Woods and after reading about sugar snow and secret drawings of Jack Frost,  I’m amused. I’m not the only one… mom’s have been doing silly little things for their kids for a long time. 

Elf on the shelf, spontaneous afternoons with homemade slime, or Saturday morning pancakes shaped into action figures…we can’t help ourselves. Seeing delight on our kids faces is a notable perk of parenting.

Cashing in on this perk, I decided it was time for a fun, crafty snack.

Since spring is just around the corner and because cooking is not something I feel super confident with, I kept it simple. We made No-Bake Nests.

Result? Giggles, chatter, smiles, and fun for an otherwise, ordinary snack time.


 Easy No-Bake Nests


Here’s what we did:

1. Make Healthy No-Bake dough. You can find the recipe HERE. (Trust me, don’t mess with it, its amazing!)

2. Line a cupcake pan with muffin cups  (I used silicone ones).  The first batch, I tried without the liners and ended up regretting it. I couldn’t get them out without flipping the pan over and then of course they all tumbled out at the same time and broke into pieces that had to be eaten out of a bowl like cereal.  #reallife

3. Spoon the amazing chocolatey-ness into the cups and form little nests. My kids liked participating in this finger-licking step  (Just make sure the dough is cool enough for their little fingers).

4. Place them into the freezer for about 20 minutes so they can harden and be removed from the muffin cups.

5. Remove from the cups, and add “eggs” to your nest. (We used yogurt covered raisins, as a healthier alternative to candy.)

6. Eat immediately or turn it into a math lesson. Your choice. ???

What fun things do you like to do with your kids in the Spring?

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