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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Chocolate Bird Nest Candies with Cadbury Eggs for Easter



So, how cute are these chocolate bird nests? They are pretty adorable. I had seen pictures of chocolate bird nest candies on the Internet for quite sometime, but I never looked twice at the recipe because I thought they looked too difficult to make. My artistic abilities are pretty questionable, so I figured I would never be able to create such beautiful looking bird nests!
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 Easter

INGREDIENTS:
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)

DIRECTIONS:
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.

Recipe Source: Six Sisters' Stuff 

5 comments:

  1. Wow, these nests are so cool! Love the idea of using chow mein noodles. Great idea - thanks.

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    1. Thanks - I don't think I would have thought of using the chow mein noodles on my own!

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  2. OMG! My mother used to make these! We called them "Chinese New Year's Cookies" (and we didn't have the little eggs for New Year's Eve treats) but oh yes! These are the cookies. I think we used butterscotch chips but I like the PB idea better! Happy memories and happy treats!Thanks Beth!, Sally

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    1. That's awesome Sally! Of course you can use any type of candy chips for the recipe - we just decided on semisweet and peanut butter! Wish I could have come out to visit too this week.

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