March 23, 2012

Bird's Nest Treats for Easter/Spring


I don't know about you, but I have had Easter food on my mind for quite some time now.  While browsing Pinterest, I came across an adorable treat idea for kids from The Pastry Affair.  These are incredibly quick and easy to make and the neighborhood kids raved over them!  You can't go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter!  I would personally prefer using pretzels in place of the chow mein noodles because they aren't as crunchy and would add a saltiness to the sweetness but the chow mein noodles look more like twigs than pretzels do.  



Ingredients:
Yields approximately 10 to 12 nests, depending on the sizes of your mounds

  • 3 c crispy chow mein noodles
  • 1 c semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c creamy peanut butter
  • Candy eggs
Directions:

Place the chocolate chips and peanut butter in a large microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave on high in 30-second increments, stirring in between; until the mixture is smooth and creamy.  

Stir the chow mein noodles into the chocolate mixture and coat well.  

Take spoonfuls of the noodles and place mounds on wax paper to form nests.  Make an indent in the center of each mound.  Chill until set, about 1 hour.  Place in freezer if you want them to set more quickly.  

Place eggs in the nest.  Store in airtight containers in the refrigerator.

Enjoy!  



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