The nests were easy: Over low heat, melt together:
- 1 pkg chocolate chips
- 1 TBL shortening
Gently mix in
- 1 can chow mein noodles
- 1/2 cup coconut
Drop onto wax paper and form little nests. Fill immediately with jelly beans.
The Coconut Cake was actually easy too.
- 1 box white cake mix
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 C oil
- 1/2 C sour cream (I used light)
- 1 C cream of coconut
Mix together & cook at 350 degrees for 35 minutes (two 8" rounds). Cool 15 mins and remove from pans. Cool.
The recipe called for a cream cheese frosting. I made a buttercream & coconut filling and used a can of whipped cream frosting. I didn't even know they made that in cans. Then I pressed coconut onto the sides and top of the cake.
There was no cake left and only a few nests....the kids, as predicted, preferred the chocolate nests to the cake.