Friday, April 29, 2011

Spring into Bento (and Chocolate Nests)

Today I made a spring themed bento with chocolate nests, and noodle nests, and egg chicks. I have a recipe for you too!, you can make your own Chocolate nests quickly and easily!
First up is my Fiance's bento. We both have the same lunch (except I have some orange slice in mine), but I always spend a little extra time on her bento to make it look nice.
  • Steak and Mixed Vegetables with Teriyaki Sauce
  • Cherry Tomatos
  • Garden Delight Pasta Nest
  • Hard Boiled Egg Chick (Sesame eyes, and Carrot beak)
  • Peep Bunny
  • Chocolate Nest (See below for details)
  • Strawberry
  • Pineapple
 My Chick is green with envy at all the people who can make their egg yolks come out yellow...

Chocolate Nests
What You'll Need:
  • 2 Tbsp Peanut Butter (190 calories)
  • 2 Tbsp Milk Chocolate Chips (140 Calories)
  • 1/2 Cup Fiber One cereal (60 Calories)
  • 8 Mini Cadbury Eggs (126 Calories)
Microwave peanut butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 50 seconds, Stirring every 10 seconds to evenly combine and make sure it doesn't burn. Add cereal and stir together to coat evenly. Divide into 4 portions (about 1 Tbsp each) Drop tablespoonfuls onto wax paper and form into nest shapes. Add two Candy eggs, and let sit in the refrigerator until hardened.
Take out and enjoy!

Could use other candy eggs instead of Cadbury, such as Robin Eggs,or Reese's Pieces eggs. And you can also make this without peanut butter if you have an allergy.


  1. Cute nests-- I love Cadbury mini eggs! I hear that the green sulfur ring that forms on hardboiled eggs is a result of cooking them too long. Some recipes suggest plunging the hot eggs into a bowl of ice water to quickly stop the cooking process. I haven't tried it, though, so i'm not sure if it works!

  2. I did the ice water thing, but I must have cooked them too long. I'll have to watch them better next time. Thanks

  3. that is so. friggen. cute. XD

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    1. I had fun making them too. But eating them was the best!