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Happy Fourth of July! What better way to wish the United States a happy birthday than with a tasty Bald Eagle Treat?  You can whip these up in a flash for your July 4th festivities this year.  Want to learn some fun trivia about America’s national bird? Click here!

Here are step-by-step video directions for the “edible bald eagles” from Howcast. Scroll down for the full recipe.


  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 6 large marshmallows
  • 1 cup finely shredded coconut
  • 6 chocolate sandwich cookies like Oreos. Chocolate-covered Oreos look great too!
  • 6 whole cashews
  • Black decorating gel icing (the kind in a squeeze tube)
  • A toothpick
  • Optional: 12 mini chocolate chips for the eyes
  1. Melt chocolate

    Melt the white chocolate in the microwave.

  2. Coat marshmallow

    Coat each marshmallow in the melted white chocolate.

  3. Completely cover the marshmallows so the coconut sticks.

  4. Roll the marshmallow

    Roll the coated marshmallows in the shredded coconut, leaving one end of each marshmallow uncovered.

  5. Place on sandwich cookie

    Place each marshmallow on a chocolate sandwich cookie, with the uncoated side up, and let the chocolate set.

  6. Make a hole

    Make a hole in the middle of the side of each marshmallow with a toothpick and insert a cashew for the beak.

  7. Add eyes

    Draw two eyes on your eagles with decorator gel. Note: Here you can use the mini chocolate chips as eyes if you don’t want to use decorator gel.  Or, use the chocolate chips as eyes and draw on eyebrows with the decorator gel.

  8. Enjoy your patriotic treats! 

And, if you need further Independence Day-themed snack inspiration, you may get a kick out of these July 4th recipes.  We hope the Bald Eagle Treats turn out better than these!