Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Egg Nests


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

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper.
  2. Place chocolate and butterscotch  chips in large glass bowl. 
  3. Heat in microwave at full power, stirring every 30 seconds until chips are melted (about two minutes).
  4. Stir in chow mein noodles until fully coated.
  5. Drop by large scoops onto prepared baking sheet, forming a nest shape with your fingers.
  6. Place a few 'birds eggs' in the center of each nest.
  7. Chill for 30 minutes to harden. 
To make the nests of Rice Krispee Treats...press scoops of the mixture into greased muffin pans and shape into nests.  Or simply forms balls of the mixture and create free-form nests with well-greased hands on a lined cookie sheet.  Then call the wee grands...

...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!

7 comments:

  1. What a really cute idea !! but my 'wee grands' have grown up !! :-(

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  2. The nests are adorable. As are your Grands :)
    Blessings to All,
    Anna (Toronto)

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  3. Fun! You can also make these using an unbaked cookie called "haystacks" made with oats, coconut, cocoa, etc.

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  4. Good idea! Why didn't I think of it sooner?!

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  5. I love these! You do so many wonderful things with your adorable grands.....memories forever! Happy, Happy Easter!

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  6. These are so cute Judy. I just made them with the grandgirlies for tomorrow. Thanks.

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  7. I made these with one of my grandsons last year. It was a fun activity that produced a delicious dessert for Easter dinner.

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