I wanted to make a fun little Easter treat that my little girl could help me with since she loves when I let her do a job in the kitchen, so when I found out about these cute birds nests treats I knew we had to make them. We put them together last night to bring to some friends as a neighbor gift and I think they were a big hit. There isn't any baking involved with these so they are the perfect easy thing to make with kids. I made up a little gift tag to wrap up with them if you want to use them for a Easter gift so you can download it below. Hope you have a great Easter week!
CHOCOLATE BIRDS NESTS
makes 12 nests
| INGREDIENTS |
1 tablespoon of unsalted butter, for greasing the muffin pan
6 ounces [1/2 bag] of milk chocolate chips [I prefer Ghirardelli]
6 ounces [1/2 bag] of butterscotch chips
1 cup creamy peanut butter [I prefer Trader Joe's creamy salted natural PB]
6 ounces [1/2 of a large bag] of chow mien noodles
36 mini Cadbury eggs
| DIRECTIONS |
1 | Generously grease the wells of a muffin pan with the butter [this will help later when you are taking out the chilled nests].
2 | In a large microwave-proof bowl, heat the chocolate and butterscotch chips in 30 second intervals until thoroughly melted, stirring after each increment. [it took me three times of 30-second intervals]
3 | Once melted, add the peanut butter to the chocolate/ butterscotch mixture, mixing well until smooth and completely combined.
4 | Carefully add the chow mien noodles, stirring with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, until completed coated.
5 | Using a large spoon, mold the mixture into the wells of your muffin tin, indenting the tops slightly with the back of the spoon.
6 | Chill the nests until hardened, about 1 hour or so.
7 | Once chilled, gently remove the nests from the muffin tin. [I used a butter knife as a lever to pop them out and it worked great]
8 | Place three eggs [or colored jelly beans] on the tops of each nest and enjoy!