I like creating, or cooking holiday themed items to really get in the spirit... I especially love finding simple holiday-themed treats to make with my oldest son, who loves playing with me in the kitchen. He has a great time cooking; helping me measure, count, mix, taste, and showing off the fruits of his labor.
For Easter this year, we made beautiful and delicious (no bake) bird's nests together.
These adorable treats are super simple to make, and are perfect for making with kids- they come together quickly, involve little mess, and no baking or high temperatures.
Fiber One Haystacks
From Fiber One
12 oz semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup reduced fat peanut butter
3 3/4 cup original Fiber One
Mini Robin's eggs, or other egg-shaped candy
Line cookie sheets with waxed paper. In a large microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and peanut butter uncovered on high for 30 seconds. Stir, and microwave for another 30 seconds. Microwave 30 seconds to 1 minute longer, stirring after every 15 seconds, until melted and smooth. Stir in cereal until well coated. Drop mixture by rounded teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper, slightly flatten into a nest-like shape. Place 2 or 3 egg shaped candies in the center, gently pressing so that they are held in place by the chocolate. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm- about 1 hour. Remove treats from cookie sheets, and put into sealed containers, keeping in refrigerator.