Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

These are so pretty as an Easter treat. I've seen these topped with "Peeps" as well. They're a fun, but messy project but who doesn't mind licking chocolate off of their fingers??? Choose your favorite flavor of Jelly Bellys to decorate them with and then drop a few Jelly Bellys on the serving place as garnish. The original recipe is from my grandmother - adapted to make Easter Egg Nests.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (12 ounce) package chow mein noodles
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 8 ounces jelly, bellys


  1. Melt chocolate with oil.
  2. Pour over chow mein noodles and mix well.
  3. With a large cookie scoop drop onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet and make a depression to shape into 2 1/2" to 3" nests.
  4. Let cool until chocolate it's firm.
  5. Top each nest with 4 Jelly Bellys.
Most Helpful

5 5

I really like this recipe because it does not include peanut butter in the ingredients. That is always a challenge when you have little ones with peanut allergies! I did use half butterscotch chips and half semi-sweet chocolate to give it a nice flavor and color. Shaping is not as easy as it looks, but overall, very fun! Like DebS said, who doesn't love licking chocolate off their fingers!

3 5

This recipe was just okay. First of all, it is reallly not very sweet. I should have used my common sense and used half butterscotch chips, this would sweeten them up and add a bit of brown to it. Shaping the nests was really messy. I would not recommend making more than one batch at a time, as the chocolate begins to cool as you are forming the nests.. and the ones near the end were ugly looking. I ended up drizzling them with caramel and filling the wholes with caramel to add some sweetness to cut the chocolate taste. I will make again next easter,,, but with butterscotch chips!