Nest Nibblers

Nest Nibblers


  • Two large shredded wheat biscuits
  • 4 cups coconut
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 4 cups of margarine or butter melted
  • Muffin tin
  • Foil
  • Selection of cut up fresh fruit (red and green grapes, blueberries, strawberries, melon balls or canned fruit) or jelly beans

To make the nests, crumble the shredded wheat into a bowl. Add coconut and sugar. Add the melted margarine and stir.

Line each of the muffin pan cups with a piece of foil. Press the shredded wheat mixture into the muffin cups to make a nest shape. Place these in the oven at 350 degrees and bake for approximately 10 minutes. Cool on a rack.

Remove the nests from the foil and fill each nest with a selection of fruity eggs.

Snack provided by:

Story County Conservation Board
Nature Boxes for Early Childhood Educators
Debbi Williams
56461 180th St.
Ames, IA 50010
Story County Conservation