You may have noticed from my last post that I am kind of a candy addict. For me, Easter is all about the sugar rush but since I have outgrown traditional easter baskets I decided to create a festive centerpiece that everyone can enjoy! I filled vintage milk glass candy dishes (found at the goodwill) with all my favorite sweets and the best part about this adorable centerpiece is that there is no cooking involved! But I have lots of other cooking projects to assemble before tomorrow, so I will quickly share an outline of how I put these Easter nests together!
-Footed candy dishes or pretty glass bowls
-Serving platter or plate
-Small sauce dish or cup
-Edible easter grass
-Animal and critter lollipops
*I purchased all of my candy at Santa Cruz's local candy shop, Marini's as well as Target.
Step 1- Curl and layer the edible easter grass into a nest in a footed candy dish.
Step 2- Place a small sauce dish into the center of the nest and fill with gumball easter eggs.
Step 3- Add festive lollipops into the nest, I used a baby chick and a lady bug. You may need to cut the sticks on the pops shorter in order for them to fit.
Step 4- Place the "nests" onto a serving tray and cover with rock candy.
I even snuck a little edible banana slug into the mix, I love that guy and I can hardly stand the thought of eating him!