Can't you see the anticipation on their little peep faces waiting for their babies to hatch? Aren't Peeps just so cute?
I came across this idea on my friend Amber's blog. She has a new blog too Meal Planning Mama. Check it out and you can find out how to make these cute nests. Perfect Easter activity to do with the kids. If you are unsure of what you are going to cook for dinner tonight she also has a ton of recipes and posts a meal plan each week. That's where I look when I'm not sure what to make for dinner. Or, sometimes I just read her blog while I'm waiting for the pizza man to arrive!
Now, if you are going to break into the Easter stash and make these, let me offer a couple of tips:
- If you are going to forgo the muffin tin and just shape the nests with your hands like we did, do grease yours and your children's hands. Trust me on this. If you don't, you will have one huge sticky mess and kids eating sticky krispy treats off of the table, their hands, their clothing etc. This can also lead to another problem which I will tell you about next.
- Do not turn your back on your children to clean up any krispy mess with Peeps, coconut and chocolate left on the table in front of them. They may take this as an open invitation to eat as much as they can when you aren't looking. This could result in children who are bouncing off the walls and then a short time later screaming, crying and fighting (for me this is just a normal afternoon but it could be shocking behavior to some of you).