Last week a friend and I got together after work so we could try out a sweet treat recipe that we had never made before. The day we got together, I had organized a "dessert day" at work, where several coworkers brought in their favorite dessert to share with everyone (I shared cookie dough truffles). I told my friend to pick the dessert that we would make, because I was pretty much in a sugar coma and couldn't come up with any ideas. I got to her house, and this fun treat is what she had decided on. When I looked at the recipe, I realized how easy they were to make! Not only were they easy to make, they were also fun to make (and just as fun to eat)! Such a neat treat for Easter. Enjoy!
Recipe for Chocolate Bird Nests with Cadbury Eggs for EasterINGREDIENTS:
One 12-ounce bag of semisweet chocolate chips
One 12-ounce bag of peanut butter chips
One 12-ounce bag of chow mein noodles
36 - 48 Cadbury mini eggs (amount depends on how many nests you are able to make)
Line a couple to a few baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Add the chocolate and peanut butter chips to a large microwave safe bowl. Place bowl in the microwave and heat for one minute on medium power, then take out bowl and stir. Continue this process of heating and stirring until the mixture is completely melted and smooth. Stir the chow mein noodles into the melted chocolate/peanut butter and stir until the chow mein noodles are completely coated. Use a large spoon to drop about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the mixture onto the parchment paper. Use the spoon to flatten and shape into nests. Place 3 eggs on top. Continue until you have used all of the chocolate/peanut butter/chow mein mixture. Place in the fridge to harden, or in the freezer to speed up the process. Recipe makes 12 - 15 bird nest candies.
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