When my kids were all three, I taught their Sunday School classes and one of my favorite projects was making spring nests.  I’m pretty amazed that I did it with a whole class of little ones, but I was a lot younger then.  Today seemed like a good day to try it with my youngest granddaughter.  She’s going to demonstrate for us, showing that you can even wear a tutu while cooking.

First, we made the grass.  She did it basically all by herself with me putting coconut in a bag with some green food coloring and letting her shake it.  Pretty fun to make green grass.

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Then we made the nests, which are basically Rice Krispies treats made with Cocoa Krispies.  Before there were Cocoa Krispies, we just added cocoa to the mixture of marshmallows and butter.  We watched the marshmallows rise in the microwave…


Then we stirred the marshmallows and butter until they were smooth…


Then we added the Cocoa Krispies and stirred everything together.

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Then I put big spoonfuls of the mixture on waxed paper…


And then coated my hands with butter so I could shape them into rough nests.


Then we added the grass to the nests, or nestess as she called them.


And added tiny jelly bean eggs.

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And she even mastered wrapping them in clear wrap – at least for one.


And we put them in a basket or two.

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Spring Nests to give to those we love!

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