Making Easter Memories with HERSHEYS

Making Easter Memories with HERSHEYS

Disclosure: I received product from Hershey’s and a stipend from Global Influence for this post.

Holidays have always been big and memorable events for me from when I was just a young girl. Every holiday was filled with friends and family around a huge table of food, decorations and memories that last a lifetime. Now that I am a mom of two small girls, you can bet that I try and make each holiday just as memorable for each of them.

I have vivid memories of Easters. Going shopping with my mom for the perfect Easter dress and shoes. Something pink or white, little white gloves and shoes to match. Making Easter crafts with my Grandparents like glueing cotton balls on a cutout of a bunny. Reading stories about Peter Rabitt and waking up to see bunny paw prints outside my bedroom door with little bits of half eaten chocolates all of which lead to my Easter basket.  My parents version of a bunny trail. Thinking back on it I am so grateful to my parents who took the time to make all these little details just for me.

We also lived next door to wonderful neighbors. An older couple who I lovingly called Aunt and Uncle even though they were not true relatives. Well, the wife, she is a mother of four with many many grandchildren. She really treated me like one of her grandchildren and I always remember her making me an Easter basket just as she did for her grandchildren. She baked tons and tons of Easter treats including these little birds nests. I LOVED these treats. I looked forward to her making them every year and it was always the first thing I ate from my basket. My parents still live next to this wonderful woman who has since lost her husband and she still continues on making holiday treats for all.

I recently asked her for the recipe. I knew the basic ingredients, but the method was what I questioned. I’m so excited that she would share the recipe with me so I can continue this tradition with my own daughters. This recipe is very easy and if you have little ones they can help which makes the whole experience that much more memorable.


  • 10-12 large shredded wheat biscuits
  • 12 oz bag of chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • JOLLY RANCHER Jelly Beans


  1. Spray a muffin tin with non stick cooking spray or line with cupcake liners, set aside.
  2. Crush the biscuits and put into a large bowl.
  3. In a double boiler, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter until smooth.
  4. Stir warm mixture into shredded wheat.
  5. Scoop mixture by 1/4 cup into muffin tin and carefully press down into the center of each creating a nest.
  6. Place JOLLY RANCHER Jelly Beans in each nest and let treats harden on the counter until completely cooled and set.

crushed biscuits

melt chocolate and peanut butter


birds nest cookies

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About Candice

Candice is a mom of three under 5. Originally from the smallest state of Rhode Island, now living in Connecticut. From working gal to stay-at-home mom, she is walking the path of the Modern Mom.


  1. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    My Favorite Eater Tradition Is Easter Egg Hunts, I Like The Flowerpot Basket Craft!

  2. Janet W. says:

    My favorite Easter tradition is doing an Easter egg hunt for my grandsons. They love it!
    My favorite craft is the WHOPPERS ROBIN EGGS Wreath!

  3. Easter is great, not only does it mean Spring is here but it also means my birthday is close by!!!! Growing up in an Italian Catholic family Easter always meant lots of treats, cookies, cakes and goodies.

  4. Jessica Beard says:

    Our tradition consists of going to church, hunting Easter eggs/basket, and having a family dinner. I would like to try the Peanut Butter Bunnycakes.

  5. My favorite Easter tradition is the Easter egg hunt. I can remember how much fun we had.My favorite recipe is the peanut butter bunnycakes. Not only are they cute, but the kids would have fun making them.

  6. My favorite tradition is decorating eggs and then eating them! Those peanut butter Easter bonnets are just too cute.
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  7. Kellie Rose Wilson says:

    We love baking easter treats for the family!

  8. Mallory Dorman says:

    I love Easter Egg hunts…though I really miss being able to hunt for the eggs myself!

    The Birdhouse Centerpiece craft is adorable:)

  9. I love Easter egg hunts and this looks super cute!

  10. Debbie Jackson says:

    My favorite tradition is meeting in the park for an extended family egg hunt..after Easter dinner. My favorite craft/recipe was the Easter bonnets and the birds flock together birdhouse.
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  11. Dana Rodriguez says:

    Every year I bake a ham.I love the MOUNDS Coconut Easter Basket Cake recipe.So cute!!

  12. Stephanie says:

    i like to paint eggs. i also like the The Birdhouse Centerpiece

  13. Amy Orvin says:

    My favorite Easter tradition is dying the Easter eggs and my favorite recipe from the Hershey’s site is the Velvety Chocolate Cream Pie.

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  15. Susan Christy says:

    Brunch & Church. I want to make the HERSHEY’S Foil Egg Wreath

  16. Carmela Jones says:

    My favorite tradition was decorating eggs and hiding them. My favorite recipe is Hershey chocolate pie.

  17. Cassandra Eastman says:

    My favorite Easter tradition is dyeing Easter eggs with my kids!
    I’d love to make the Coconut Marshmallow Nests recipe!

  18. shelly peterson says:

    We love to Easter egg hunt and I like the coconut cake nest recipe

  19. DESIREE H says:

    The peanut butter bunnycakes looks delicious!

    My favorite tradition are the Easter baskets!

  20. Terry Maigi says:

    We have a HUGE Easter Egg Hunt at my parents house! It is so fun cause even the adults join in!
    I think the Easter Basket Cupcakes are so cute!

  21. Nancy Loring says:

    Our Easter tradition was done by my grandmother and my mom and that us to take the kids to get new outfits. This may not sound like much but between the three generations we all had our fair share of lean times but everyone would and will get a new outfit. My girls and I will be making the robins egg wreath for Easter this year.

  22. I love the Road Rally Egg Hunt craft on the Hershey site. We love to color eggs and we have an egg hunt every Easter morning. It’s been a tradition since our oldest was born. So much fun!!
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  23. natalie yeoman says:

    my favorite tradition is going over my grandmas house every year for easter dinner

  24. My favorite tradition is making a big ham dinner with all the family. Easter Bunny Egg Racers is my favorite recipe craft.
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