fill nests with a mini chocolate bunny
or chocolate eggs
even the most discriminating of princesses will thank you
sugar, corn syrup, and water cooked until amber
and drizzled around a mini muffin pan
Simple Spun Sugar Nests
recipe adapted from Martha Stewart *I used half this recipe and it made enough for 24+ nests
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup corn syrup
- Cover the work space with parchment paper and the floor with newspaper. Prepare an ice-water bath.
- Place the sugar, 1/2 cup water, and the corn syrup in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over low heat. Stir occasionally until sugar is dissolved. Raise heat to high, and bring mixture to a boil. Continue cooking until the temperature registers 310 degrees (hard-crack stage) on a candy thermometer. *YM note: I do not have a candy thermometer and just cooked it until amber in color. Remove from heat, and briefly plunge the saucepan into ice water to stop the cooking. Let stand to thicken slightly, about 1 minute. Use immediately.
3. To make nests, spray the back of a mini muffin pan generously with cooking spray. Dip a fork into the sugar and drizzle around each muffin cup in a circular motion. Let harden completely. Nests should easily come off cups.