By Vanessa Greaves
Photo by dmbcook

Look at the cuteness you can hatch this Easter.

Gather a basketful of oohs and aahs with these sweet little bird nests cradling miniature Easter egg candies. Bonus: They're so easy to make, even kids can help.

Group several nests on a tray for a charming Easter brunch centerpiece, or use them to mark individual place settings. For Easter baskets and take-home party favors, slip them into individual clear food bags and tie up with pastel ribbons.

Edible Easter Egg Nests

1. Easter Birds Nests

2. Robin's Nests

Skill level: Moderate
Homemade cookie dough gets rolled in chopped walnuts and baked to form tasty butter cookie nests. The recipe bumps up the skill level if you want to make fondant robin's eggs, or you can keep it easy by garnishing with ready-made pastel or speckled candy eggs.

Photo by Holiday Baker

3. Almond Macaroon Nests

Skill level: Moderate
Butter cookie dough rolled in tinted or untinted coconut flakes are baked with candies pressed into the middle, or you could make an indentation in the cookies and add the candies afterwards. If you use untinted coconut, it will toast lightly while it bakes.

4. Mini Egg Cupcakes

Skill level: Moderate to Experienced
As written, decorating this cupcake recipe is pretty straightforward. But if you want to decorate the top of the cupcake as shown, you could press tinted fondant through a garlic press to make grass, or stick short strands of edible Easter grass into green frosting. Twist colored strands of fondant to make a basket handle, or check a candy specialty store for pastel licorice to make easier basket handles.

Photo by Candice


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