These are so cute and are also easy enough for small children to help prepare. Use candy-coated Easter eggs or different coloured jelly beans to decorate nests.
Confectioners coating is a product, a chocolate substitute made without cocoa butter. Makers can't sell it as chocolate because of the missing ingredient, so termed confectioners coating. It eliminates the need for tempering, making it easier to dip, or coat items, like the 'birds nest'. It is less expensive then real chocoalate. - 11 Mar 2005 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I made the nests with the usual rice-crispy square recpipe with added coconut and green coloring - much more appetising than a hunk of coconut and ohhh so cute! - 03 Apr 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I loved these! They were adorable and earned me the name "Martha" at a party. I used white chocolate chips which worked perfectly and they were really easy to shape into nests. I filled them with mini pastel jelly beans before they cooled completely just so they'd "stick" in the nests better. These may turn into an annual tradition! - 16 Apr 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)