This post is super ill-timed, but I worry I'll forget about these little patriotic gems. So you'll just have to put it under your hat for the next 359 days.
In searching for a patriotic dessert to take to a July 4th party, my mom and I got overwhelmed with the influx of red white and blue this, red white and blue that. I mean, I love a flag cake as much as the next girl, but can we agree that it is a bit hackneyed?
So, I happened upon this site and immediately knew I had to recreate them. Upon further searching, these avian confections are a little more ubiquitous than I thought (especially among Philadelphia Eagles fans), but I had never seen them before, and they were a huge hit at the party!
The recipe is fairly simple. Dip a marshmallow in melted white chocolate, then roll all but one side in shredded coconut. Attach it to a chocolate covered oreo. Let it harden a bit, and then insert a cashew for the beak and draw on eyes with black decorator gel.
Disclaimer: To describe the taste in one word, I would say "sweet." Two words, "super sweet." Three, "overly super sweet." You get the drift, right? They are a lot more about the looking and a lot less about the tasting.
So save this post for the next year, and you'll be a huge hit at your July 4th party!