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.

Hummingbird Nest

20 min
20 min


  • 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


  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.

Posted 8 years Ago
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