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Edible “nests” can store your holiday treats such as chocolate eggs jelly beans. | Matthew Mead~AP

Edible “nests” can store your holiday treats, such as chocolate eggs and jelly beans. | Matthew Mead~AP

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Updated: May 5, 2012 8:03AM

You’ll have no trouble enticing the kids to get involved in this easy and tasty part of Easter dinner prep.

We’ve combined a blend of crunchy cereals and noodles with a deliciously sticky blend of chocolate, marshmallow and peanut butter to create edible “nests” that kids can use to store their chocolate eggs and jelly beans (assuming those treats stick around long enough to be stored).

The process is simple — just melt together butter, marshmallows, peanut butter and chocolate, then stir in the dry ingredients. After that, let the children set to work shaping their nests.

Just note — this is a messy project. So you might want to do it before the kids get into their Easter best. Also, to make it a little less messy, lightly coat the kids’ (or your) hands with cooking spray.

The finished nests can be stored in plastic bags at room temperature for up to a week.


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