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Using chow mein noodles, chocolate and some jelly beans, you can make really cute and yummy place settings or centerpiece for your Easter or springtime table. The crunch with the chocolate make them delicious too!
I had a hard time trying to get a photo that showed the trunk with the nest on top but it really looks cute in 'person'.
They are easy enough for kids to make and would make a great treat for a child's birthday party.
By Laurel from Port Orchard, WA
For the nests: 3 1/2 cups use chow mein noodles for corn flakes.
Combine marshmallows, butter, and vanilla plus food coloring in top of double boiler. Heat over hot water until marshmallows are melted. Stir in corn flakes gradually. Drop from tablespoon onto waxed paper and with hands, shape into a 9 inch wreath. Decorate with candied cherries or red hots.
For Easter Nests: Form them into little nests and put jelly beans in them for eggs.
I made these with the children when they were little.
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My son's class is having a bunny brunch. The teacher has asked that healthy snacks be sent ie., fruits, veggies, or pretzels. Any suggestions for anything else? I imagine that everyone will send those things and then they'll have 20 of the same thing. This is for 4 to 5 year olds.
By Milena L
What about making a different healthy dip to go with the veggies, pretzels, etc.: hummus (gabanzo/chickpea spread) is a favorite with lots of kids I know and it adds some protein to the snack. If you feel adventurous, eggplant dip, or squash dips can be tasty and nutritious, too.
Or what about a drink. V8 or V8 Splash or other veggie & fruit mixed juices would be something different. (Our family especially likes the ones mixed with blueberries. Walmart has a store-brand version that is really good.)
As always with kids that age, don't tell them what's in it!
Try making popcorn, mixed with smarties, nuts etc. Maybe some dried fruit.