Edible Eagles ~ A Patriotic Dessert

This is a fun patriotic kid's project for any patriotic, American holiday.  My wonderful cousin Kim sent this recipe over and my boys just had to make them.  It was the perfect rainy, summer day to stay indoors and put these together.

A tray of these with some American flags will have your guest's taste buds soaring! Cute for Eagle Scouts too.

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Edible Eagles

Recipe from: | Serves: 6


  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 6 large marshmallows
  • finely shredded coconut
  • 6 chocolate covered sandwich cookies (we used Oreo Fudge Creams)
  • 6 whole cashews
  • black decorator's gel


  • Melt chocolate chips according to the package directions. For each bird, drop a large marshmallow into the melted chocolate, using a spatula, coat it well. Remove the marshmallow from the chocolate and roll it in the coconut, leaving one end uncovered. Immediately set the marshmallow, coconut free end down, atop chocolate cookie. Let the chocolate set a bit, then use a toothpick to make a hole in the side of the marshmallow and insert a cashew in the beak. Finally, add black decorator's gel eyes.

Edible Eagles

Other Patriotic Desserts You Might Love:
Red, White and Blue Pinwheel Icebox Cookies ~ Just a Taste
Patriotic Cones ~ Noble Pig
Patriotic Red, White and Blue Pastries ~ Recipe Girl
Patriotic Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches ~ TidyMom
Patriotic Cake ~ Created by Diane

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  1. Yes, it does look like an eagle. Clever.


  2. Dawn 2

    My kids will absolutly love these! So cute!

  3. These are so cute and fun and just might be a really good activity for our family reunion this weekend!

  4. Mags 4

    Oh my gosh… you’ve outdone yourself with this one. Too cute and so very appropriate for the 4th. I love it!

  5. Danielle 5

    Looks Yummy

  6. These are great! Gaby and I are going to have a blast making these!

  7. Lena in VT 7

    About the cutest things ever!!

  8. Wendi in Biarritz 9

    Ok, so all the ingredients are edible and they’re as cute as can be…but somehow I don’t think I’d like to actually eat one of these.

  9. These are hilarious! They made me giggle at work! What a great idea!

  10. This makes me want to have childrten all over again, although I am sure the “kids at heart” would love these too. Happy 4th of July!!!

  11. Rindy R 14

    Ok – totally put all the ingredients on my shopping list! These are ADORABLE!!! Thanks!

  12. Just as cute as can be, Cathy. I’ll pass this along to my daughter. Hope you have a great 4th of July. I’m enjoying reading about your progress at your vineyard on FB.

  13. Trisha 16

    Now those are adorable!

  14. these are too adorable!…almost too cute to eat…almost!

  15. Lisa 18

    Oh dang these are sweet.

  16. We can have these after we’ve polished off all those chili dawgs….

  17. Those are adorable. Happy 4th!

  18. Melody 21

    I know what I’m taking to the picnic this year….!
    I agree with the rest. Adorable!!!

  19. Mrs. L 23

    Okay, the eagle dessert is just too dang cute!

  20. HAPPY 4th to you and your family!
    How is the vineyard going?

  21. Noble Pig 25

    The vineyard is doing great…we actually have a heat wave coming up this week so we will be hand-watering….thanks for asking.

  22. Cuuuuute! I bet the kids loved these.

  23. That is hilarious! I absolutely love their dopey little eagle faces. The photo is perfect, too. Who comes up with this stuff?

  24. megan 28

    these are adorable!!!

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  26. Dottie Seelar 30

    Thank you so much for the delightful cookie recipe and how to make it look like the eaglets. So special, just like all you mods. Thanks again.

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  27. Cathy….these are fantastic! Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea. I know my grandkids would love making these!

  28. linda 33

    These are great, so cute. Replace the nut with a yellow jelly bean if you are worried about little ones and nuts.