Thursday, April 21, 2011

chocolate easter nests

i love holidays!! for me they are a time filled with tradition, family, friends, and food...what could be better! in celebration of Easter i made chocolate easter nests. if you like muddy buddies, puppy chow, trash, or whatever you grew up calling it, then you will love these. when i saw this recipe on the blog, The Curvy Carrot, i just couldn't resist.

try this recipe in replacement of, OR in addition to, decorating eggs. they are REALLY easy and require no baking or cooking skills whatsoever. plus they are super cute and festive!!

Ingredients (Makes 12 Nests):
3/4 large bag of chow mein noodles
2 C. of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 C. peanut butter
1 bag of cadbury eggs (36 eggs total)
Cooking spray or butter to grease the muffin tin

Grease muffin tin to prevent nests from sticking when you remove them.
Put chocolate chips and peanut butter into a microwave safe bowl. 

Microwave for approximately a minute and a half. Stir the mixture until smooth. 

Add the chow mein noodles to the chocolate mixture.

Gently fold the chow mein noodles into the chocolate mixture until the noodles are completely coated. 
With a spoon, mold the mixture into the greased muffin tin. Use the back of the spoon to create the walls of the nest. 

Chill in the freezer for approximately 1 hour or until set. 

Remove from freezer and wait 5 minutes before attempting to remove the nests from the tin. I used a knife to loosen the sides and pop them out.

Place 3 eggs on top of each nest. 

My little sister Molly (L) and her friend Rachel (R) helped make the nests


Warning: the chocolate melts in your hand as you eat it so have a napkin handy. 

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