Saturday, April 7, 2012

Bird's Nest

Here's a fun Easter treat I made with the kids.  This was so easy and quite tasty!  You can decide which eggs you want to use as there are lots of choices.  The recipe calls for cadbury mini eggs, I bought those, but they were not pastel colored.  I also bought some peanut butter filled eggs.  I liked the color of those much better.  They tasted good too, but I am a fan of dark chocolate, and that's what the cadbury eggs are.
You can see both reflected in the photos.
I found this recipe on the curvy carrot.

cooking spray, for greasing the pan
muffin tin
6 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 ounces of butterscotch chips
1 cup creamy peanut butter
6 ounces of chow mein noodles
36 mini eggs

Melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl.  Use 30 second increments, stirring after each one, until all the chips are melted.

Add your peanut butter and stir until it's mixed well.

Carefully add the chow mein noodles, and gently stir with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until all of them are coated well.

Fill your muffin tin with the mixture and mold them slightly so there is a well in the center.

Chill until hardened, about an hour or so.  Remove the nests from the tin.  I used a butter knife to kind of pop them out.  Then you can add your eggs (you could also use jelly beans).


  1. These are so cute... I remember making these when I was a kid! Perfect for Easter. Thanks for visiting my blog. A comal is a cast iron flat skillet that's used a lot in Mexican cooking. You can see one here:

  2. So cute! I can't wait to make this with my little some day :)

    1. Yes! My kids loved helping with this. :-)

  3. These are the perfect dessert for Easter!

  4. Super cute!! I might be partial to peanut m&ms for the eggs :)