The nests can be made using broken pretzel sticks or even Rice Krispie cereal but I like the look of the Chow Mein noodles.
I first saw these sweet Easter/Springtime nests
at Pam's (Our Adventures in Home Improvement)
and knew they would be fun to make with our grandchildren.
Here is my adapted recipe:
Easter Bird Nests2 cups Mini Marshmallows (I used 3/4 of a bag of large marshmallows)
1/4 cup Butter
4 cups of Chow Mein Noodles
Jelly Beans, M&M's or Robin's Eggs to fill
Recipe makes 12 nests.
Spray muffin pan with PAM
In a large, microwave safe bowl, melt the butter. Add marshmallows, stir and microwave 45 seconds on full power. Stir; microwave an additional 45 seconds. Stir; add Chow Mein noodles. Stir until coated with marshmallow/butter mixture.
Spray a little PAM on your hands. Spoon the coated Chow Mein noodles in each cup, then use your hands to form it into little nests.
Put the pan in freezer for an hour or so.
Pop each nest out using a knife or fork.
Place on a lightly buttered serving plate or a plate lined with parchment paper or wax paper so nests won't stick.
Fill with candy and enjoy!
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