How to Make Jelly Bean Nests for Easter

When my sons were little, we started making Jelly Bean Nests at Easter and it quickly became a much-loved tradition in our family. Some years I made them with the boys. Other years their dad or grandparents commandeered the kitchen. When the boys were 7 and 10, they were making them on their own. This kid-friendly recipe is easy to follow, fun to make, and oh-so-yummy to eat.
Let's get going! 

1. Gather the ingredients: 2 large shredded wheat biscuits, 1/4 cup coconut, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1/4 cup margarine or butter, jelly beans, vanilla yogurt (optional)

2. Crumble 2 wheat biscuits in a bowl with your fingers. Mix in 1/4 cup coconut and 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Pour in 1/4 cup melted margarine. Stir.

3. Line 6 muffin cups with pieces of tin foil.

4. Press the shredded wheat mixture on the bottoms and up the sides of the foil-lined cups. 

 5. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes or until crisp. Cool.

6. Gently peel the foil off the nest. Fill with jelly beans.

 7. To make your jelly bean nest extra yummy, top it with some yogurt. My sons loved this -- sweet, crunchy, and refreshing. Yum!

Create memories in the kitchen with your children. This cookbook is full of kid-friendly recipes – easy to make and delicious to eat.  My sons tried every single one!

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