5 Ingredient Chocolate Pretzel Birds Nests

These chocolate pretzel birds nests are the cutest treat for Easter. I am a huge lover of sweet and salty and this easy crunchy dessert hits the spot. These nests are everything you want in a fun treat, but more. A perfect activity for the kids for Easter and are so adorable to look at as well. The chocolate and nut butter combination is so incredibly delicious and compliments the saltiness and the crunch of the pretzels perfectly. These are all my sweet and salty dreams in a dessert.

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5 Ingredient Chocolate Pretzel Birds Nests

These chocolate pretzel birds nests are the cutest treat for Easter. I am a huge lover of sweet and salty and this easy crunchy dessert hits the spot. These nests are everything you want in a fun treat, but more. A perfect activity for the kids for Easter and are so adorable to look at as well. The chocolate and nut butter combination is so incredibly delicious and compliments the saltiness and the crunch of the pretzels perfectly. These are all my sweet and salty dreams in a dessert.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Servings 9 nests

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups broken up pretzels
  • 1 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup nut or seed butter — I used almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • Cadbury mini-eggs for presentation
  • hemp hearts for presentation
  • baby arugula for presentation

Instructions
 

  • Break each pretzel piece into 2-3 pieces.
  • On the stove, I added 2 cups of water to a pot and let it come to a simmer. I placed a glass heat-proof bowl on top and added the chocolate-chips, almond butter and coconut oil. You don’t need the coconut oil but it makes everything really nice and smooth. Stir it constantly until it melts.
  • Once melted, mix it with the pretzels and coat them fully. Take an ice-cream scooper or 1/4 cup measuring cup and scoop them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Freeze for 30 min, take them out of the freezer and top them off with a few mini-eggs and sprinkle on some hemp hearts which will replicate “bird seeds”.
  • Add some baby arugula on a plate for presentation and add the bird nests on top. If you make them the day before they have to be stored in the fridge as the chocolate will soften at room temperature or melt. Enjoy

Notes

Nut or seed butter is optional but so good. You can melt everything in the microwave as well but I like using the double boiler method. To make this recipe gluten-free you can purchase gluten-free pretzels instead

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