I was browsing on Pinterest (My NEW favorite thing- check it out!) and came across these Edible Eagles from Family Fun Magazine. They just made me laugh so HAD to make them for the 4th of July! We actually spent more time shopping for ingredients and trying to come up with other alternatives (Hubby didn’t want to use marshmallows or the gel icing). We ended up not finding anything better than the marshmallows to use, opted to use melted chocolate for the eyes (since I had already) and then bought these mint/chocolate cookies for the base since our Target didn’t have chocolate-covered-oreos. To make about 1/2 a dozen, use recipe below (we just kept making until we ran out of cookies).

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips (think almond bark would work better but they are a seasonal item at Safeway so they didn’t have any)
  • 6 large marshmallows (don’t get the HUGE ones- they’re too big)
  • Finely shredded coconut
  • Chocolate sandwich cookie (we used mint covered cookies but Family Fun used chocolate covered oreos)
  • 6 Cashews (we bought a huge container from Costco)
  • Black decorators’ gel (we used melted chocolate chips and just put on with a toothpick)
Instructions
  1. Melt 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips according to the package directions.
  2. For each bird, drop a large marshmallow into the melted chocolate, using a spatula to coat it well.
  3. Remove the marshmallow from the chocolate and roll it in finely shredded coconut, leaving one end uncovered.
  4. Immediately set the marshmallow, coconut free end down, atop a chocolate sandwich cookie.
  5. Let the chocolate set a bit, then use a toothpick to make a hole in the side of the marshmallow and insert a cashew for a beak (I used the tip of my carrot peeler- made a nice little notch).
  6. Finally, add black decorators’ gel eyes (or melted chocolate as we mentioned earlier)These were MUCH cuter in real life!!!! I was afraid the marshmallow wouldn’t taste very good but they reminded me of eating a coconut-flavored Peep.

 

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