These little Birds Nests are a lot of fun to make for both adults and children to enjoy. They are naturally gluten and dairy free and free from added refined sugars which is so important particularly as we are bombarded by highly refined sugary Easter Eggs at this time of the year.
Make a few and wrap them as gifts for friends. We made mini dairy free eggs to go inside our nests.
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup buckwheat (toasted – see note below)
5 Tbsp currants
½ cup sunflower seeds
4 Tbsp sesame seeds
2 Tbsp cacao powder
1 Tbsp chia seeds
¼ cup raw honey
¼ cup + 3 Tbsp melted coconut oil
Place all dry ingredients in a medium size bowl. Mix together well. Add in raw honey and melted coconut oil. Mix using a large spoon and finger tips to ensure well blended.
Spoon mixture into a muffin tin lined with cases. Using the back of a wet spoon (or finger tips) shape into a nest. Ensure that the sides of your nest are still fairly thick so they do not break when taken out of the tin. Place in fridge until hardened.
Decorate with mini Easter Eggs.
Makes 12 large nests or 24 mini nests. (Store in fridge)
Note – If you are using raw buckwheat to toast it, place on a large tray and put in the oven at the lowest temperature (about 50-60 degrees) for 40-60 minutes, check part way, it will be lightly brown and slightly crunchy to bite.
Alternative – you could dip your bird nests in chocolate if desired.