DIY Cute Easter Birds’ Nest Treats!

Cute EASTER BRIDS' NEST TREATS! Only a few simple ingredients. These little guys are seriously addictive. I remember being on set for my Candy Making For Kids Book and having to quickly find a place for these yummies to disappear or I would have eaten them all! Yep, these recipe is one from my Candy Making For Kids Book¬†book but I wanted to share it with you because it’s so fitting for Easter! I made my own little eggs for the book too (recipe in book) but here, I just used Cadbury Mini Eggs.

How to make cute Easter Egg nests with mini chocolate eggs!

These would be oh so cute displayed on a pretty cake stand for an Easter party or packaged up (set them down in a simple cupcake wrapper) and tied up for little Easter favors! They take almost no time at all (don’t even have to turn the oven on!) and make such a cute impression. Plus, they’re delish!

How to make Easter Egg Nests! Enough pics, let’s see the recipe huh?

Sweet Easter Birds' Nests!

Yield: 16 nests

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 (11-ounce) package butterscotch chips (or peanut butter chips)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup peanuts (optional if you have any nut allergies!)
  • 2 cups chow mein noodles
  • mini Cadbury eggs

Instructions

  1. Combine vegetable oil, butterscotch chips and salt in a microwavable bowl. Melt at 30-second intervals until smooth.
  2. Combine nuts and chow mein noodles in a medium bowl.
  3. Pour melted butterscotch over nuts and noodles. Stir well to coat.
  4. Spray hands with non-stick cooking spray to make it easier to mold nests from the mixture.
  5. Form 2-inch nests while the mixture is warm and lay out on parchment or wax paper.
  6. Allow to cool and peel off paper.
  7. Top with mini eggs!
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Cute book for the kids with holiday candy recipes by Courtney Whitmore of Pizzazzerie

 

Comments

  1. 1

    Those are a definite must for eggstravaganza :) thanks for the idea!!

  2. 2

    I am always a sucker for nest-inspired treats! I’ve made similar ones only with peanut butter and vanilla candiquik. Thanks for sharing!

  3. 3
    ColleenB. says:

    Oh, seeing these sure do bring back memories when my daughters where young and used to make these all the time.

  4. 4
    Patty White says:

    I stared making these 55 years ago with my Grama from Ireland. She called them “Haystacks”. We used smooth peanut butter and added mini-marshmallows to them without the oil or peanuts. My kids are in their late 20s and these are still their favorite cookies!

  5. 5

    I’ve made these since I was about 10 years old. I even made them using chocolate chips . When my son’s class was reading the book “How to Eat a Worm” I made a big batch and took them in as a treat for the class. I told the class they were “Chocolate-covered Worms” when the teacher finished reading the chapter I passed out the candy. The principle was in on the joke along with the teacher so I wasn’t too worried about getting into trouble. The principle came down to have some “worms” . All the kids had their candy and was just beginning to take a bite when the principle held her piece up and hollered “Oh, look! Mine is still wiggling.” That did it. The kids started yelling and it took 10 minutes and several demonstrations to convince them to try the “Chocolate-covered Worms”. At the end of class everyone one agreed the chocolate worms were fun to eat. Just to make sure no parents thought the school was trying to poison their kids, I sent a piece of candy and a copy of the recipe home with each child.

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