Over the past decade, we have made wee bird's nests in my kitchen every year about this time. From the oldest to the youngest, the grands have all participated. Usually, we make the nests from rice krispee treats and add little peeps and eggs. This year we tried something different as well. The nests are made using a 'Chinese Noodle Cookie' recipe.
- 1 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet or milk chocolate)
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- 3 cups chow mein noodles
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper.
- Place chocolate and butterscotch chips in large glass bowl.
- Heat in microwave at full power, stirring every 30 seconds until chips are melted (about two minutes).
- Stir in chow mein noodles until fully coated.
- Drop by large scoops onto prepared baking sheet, forming a nest shape with your fingers.
- Place a few 'birds eggs' in the center of each nest.
- Chill for 30 minutes to harden.
...and let them fill the nests with 'peeps and eggs'. It's a fun Easter project for kids in the kitchen!
This year Lucy, the youngest grand (upper right), came to help me fill the nests. Some went home with her. Others are the place-cards for our family dinner this Easter.
If you are in need of some bird's nests for your Easter table...there is still time. Both methods are simple...and can be created in short order.
Happy Easter from my kitchen to yours!