Things I love about Easter: Colorful, edible, bite sized delicious eggs. Lilies. Get togethers with white wine+cheese+crackers. Carrot cake. More chocolate.
Basically spring things. So really, I just love that Easter falls in the Spring. I’m also really loving that we have a couple of birds nests under our deck and that there’s this pair of chubby love birds who hangout on our deck (I’m sure it’s their nest below) and snuggle with each other all day. It’s super adorable and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. They’re really cute.
So are these Easter egg nests. They’re deliciously colorful and cheerful and so Springy that it just makes me want to jump out of my skin with joy because it’s so so close. The warmth is coming.
For these nests, my mom bought Hershey’s cookies and creme eggies and I am forever grateful she did. Omgosh. I forgot how delicious cookies and creme is. Seriously. Yes, I’m fully aware that it isn’t even chocolate given it’s ingredients and no, I did not actually look at the ingredients because I’d rather just not know. They are incredibly delicious and that’s all I need to know.
You can use whatever egg shaped chocolate you want here but I do suggest a high quality milk chocolate for coating the pretzels. We used Belgian milk chocolate and it was perfect.
Also, is there anything greater than chocolate covered salty pretzels? Maybe. I can’t think of it right now, though. I’m forever a sweet and salty girl. It’s just the best.
I totally ended up chopping up a couple of these Easter egg nests and threw them in this past weekend’s batch of cookies. You should do that, too. Or just eat all of these and chop up some regular pretzel sticks and throw them in cookies with chocolate chips and some flaky salt on top. Yeah… do that.
- high quality milk chocolate (we used about 2-2½ cups)
- pretzel sticks (we used ½ of a 400g bag)
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- mini eggs/chocolate eggs of choice
- melt the chocolate in a large microwaveable bowl in the the microwave for 1 minute. Add in the coconut oil, give it a good stir and place back in the microwave for 1 more minute. Stir again and continue to stir until all of the chocolate has finished melting.
- Break the pretzel sticks up with your hands and add them to the bowl of chocolate. Use a spoon to stir it all together then scoop desired amounts on to a piece of parchment paper and top with chocolate eggs. Allow to set completely, about 2-3 hours.
- Nests will keep in an air tight container on the counter for about 5 days