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Hummingbird Nests Recipe

Hummingbird Nests

"Smocks are a good idea," laughs Keith Millner, a teacher from Denver who made these nests with his K-1-2 classes. "The melted chocolate can get a little messy, but the kids just loved making nests. Some of them even wanted to make squirrel nests, but then there was no accounting for the eggs."


  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • Jelly bean eggs


  1. Melt the chocolate chips, following the directions on the bag. When the chocolate is smooth, stir in the coconut, then drop the mixture by the heaping tablespoon onto waxed-paper-lined cookie sheets.
  2. While the nests are still warm, use your thumbs to poke an impression into the middle of each. Cool them, then fill with jelly bean eggs. Makes about 1 dozen.