Friday, April 15, 2011

Edible Spring Nests

The weather is gorgeous today and I have been wanting to make my family and teachers a treat that is a reminder of the birth of new life all around.

I made chocolate haystacks with Cadbury Mini Eggs in the middle to look like a nest. These are so easy to make and would be a lovely treat for someone you love.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: About 1 hour (including time in fridge)
Makes: 22 Spring Nests

What you need:

1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips
1 cup of butterscotch chips (could use semi-sweet if you don't like butterscotch)
2 cups chow mein noodles (in the Asian section of Target/Walmart or your local grocery store)
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup peanuts (I omitted these and added a bit more chow mein noodles instead)
Wax Paper


Microwave the semi-sweet and butterscotch chips in a microwavable bowl about 45 seconds and then stir. Microwave for another 15 sections and stir again. The chips should be melted. If not place back in microwave for approximately 10 additional seconds. Add your remaining ingredients and stir until evenly coated.

Drop by spoonfuls onto a large piece of wax paper. Press slightly in the middle and add 2-3 mini eggs. Refrigerate for approximately 1 hour or until firm. Store in covered container in fridge until ready to serve or gift.

**You could also use jelly beans instead of the mini eggs and would look great on a display of green colored coconut or Easter basket grass.**

Blessings abundant, Caroline

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