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A Creative Easter Snack for Kids – Spring Pretzel Nests

  • Author: Jean Van't Hul


  • 1 cup peanut butter or other nut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • (optional) 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Peeps or candy eggs


  1. Measure the peanut butter, honey, powdered sugar, powdered milk, and optional cocoa powder into a medium bowl.
  2. Note :: If you don’t have powdered milk, you can use extra powdered sugar to get the consistency right.
  3. Use an electric mixer to combine the peanut butter dough ingredients.
  4. Divide the peanut butter dough among the kids (make 4-6 nests depending on size). Instruct the kids to roll the peanut butter into a ball and then press their thumb into the center, working it around the circumference to create a pinch pot.
  5. Poke and press the pretzel sticks into the peanut butter pinch pot to act as twigs in the nest snack.
  6. Once the nest is complete, add a few little candy eggs or a marshmallow Peep.
  7. Next, eat your nest snack, of course!