Hummingbird Nest

Hummingbirds like Pocahontas’ friend Flit have wings that beat an average of 50-plus times per second when they fly. And some hummingbirds are so small that, if you’re lucky enough to catch sight of one, you might actually think it’s a bee. Invite your child to size up this edible hummingbird nest, and she’ll find a pair of tiny candy eggs that are just about the same dimensions as the real thing.

prep time20 min

cook time20 min

total time40 min

What You’ll Need
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
Microwavable bowl
Wooden spoon
1 tablespoon hot water
1/3 cup dry chow mein noodles
Rubber spatula
Waxed paper
Pretzel sticks
Tic Tac candies
How To Make It
  • 1

    Microwave the white chocolate chips for ten second intervals until they soften enough to stir into a frosting. Add the tablespoon of hot water and stir until the mixture is smooth.

  • 2

    Immediately add the chow mein noodles to the bowl and use a rubber spatula to gently fold them into the melted white chocolate.

  • 3

    Scrape the mixture from the bowl onto a sheet of waxed paper and separate the mound into five equal-size piles.

  • 4

    Working with clean hands, loosely shape each pile into a nest by using your thumbs to create a shallow depression in the center.

  • 5

    Before the white chocolate sets up, place each nest atop a pair of pretzel sticks arranged to resemble a small forked branch.

  • 6

    Finally, fill each nest with two Tic Tac eggs.

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