Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bird's Nests

Easter is less then 2 weeks away! Here is an adorable and fun treat to make for your little ones. These birds' nests would be such a fun dessert to take to your family get-together or for snack time at your child's school.

My son and I had a fun time chowing down on ours. His imagination was running wild as he was eating his chocolate "dinosaur, bird, chicken, and turtle" eggs!

Bird's Nests
Source: Bake at 350

3 c. mini marshmallows
3 T. butter
1/2 t. vanilla
4 c. dry chow mein noodles
small candies, jelly beans, m & m's (I used mini Robin's Egg Whoppers)
Peeps, optional

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

Over low heat, melt the marshmallows and butter in a large saucepan.

Once melted, stir in the vanilla, then the chow mein noodles.

Coat your hands liberally with shortening, (butter doesn't work as well) and have some nearby for re-coating.

Grab a clump of noodles smaller than a tennis ball and larger than a golf ball. Form into a ball while pressed your thumbs into the middle, forming a nest.

Allow the nests to cool, then fill with with the candy of your choice....

Optional: Attach a Peep to the side with a toothpick.

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