Saturday, March 20, 2010

Easter Nest

Lil Wes wanted one too:)

My Sweet Lil Helper Wes:)

Mom would make these with us as kids around Easter time. We could put the eggs in the nest, and as we got older we could make the whole shebang ourselves, (once Mom did the melting).

Dan and I are living in the hotel right now. Both the blog and my love for cooking/baking are suffering with this mini hotel kitchen. So when Dan and I went to our friends house the other day, I jumped at the opportunity to have some elbow room, nice utensils, great company, and many little tasters:) Thanks Christy for letting me use your kitchen!

Easter Nest

These are approximate measurements. They can be altered according to your taste.

1 bag of Crunchy Chinese Noodles
1 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
1/2 cup Reese chips or butterscotch chips
3/4 cup Peanut Butter
Jelly Beans, (or Cadbury Mini Eggs, Jordan Almonds, Yogurt Covered Raisins, ect.)
Wax paper
Cookie Sheet

-On stove top or in microwave, melt both kinds of chips together, mixing frequently until smooth.
-Stir in peanut butter until smooth. If needed, heat up a little more to make mixture smooth.
-Put the bag of noodles in a big bowl.
-Pour the warm, runny chocolate mixture over the noodles in the bowl.
-Mix gently with a rubber scrapper until all of the noodles are covered in the chocolate mixture.
-Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
-Spoon a small glob of noodle mixture on to the wax paper to form nests.
-Repeat with the rest of the noodle mixture until you have many little nest.
-Now pop in 3 little jelly beans for the "eggs". (This is a fun step for the little kids)
-Pop in the fridge till hard.

(If you want lighter brown nests you could use white choc. chips, with peanut butter. Or for green nest use white choc chips with green dye. I do the dark nest cause they taste GREAT)

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