I did as another reader suggested and subbed butterscotch chips for the sugar and corn syrup. I used a large bag of chow mein noodles which was 8 cups. I used an entire bag of butterscotch chips and melted them with the peanut butter! These are so cute and absolutely taste wonderful! One of these does go a long way! Thank you for an new Easter tradition winkki!
These were the cutest! I used natural peanut butter, butterscotch chips instead of the the syrup and sugar and mini eggs instead of the jellybeans and they turned out fantastic and not too sweet. The mixture was to goopy to shape into balls so I formed the nests into muffin tins, which made them a little bigger than I wanted, but they were still so good.
I used to make these in Girl Scouts as "haystacks" rather than nests, and I thought the jelly bean eggs were cute. However, the ones I used to make were the butterscotch chip version (safer, maybe?) and I liked that flavor better. Perhaps if the sugar mixture were cooked longer it would be similar, but I think I will stick to the version I know. I will keep your adorable presentation, though.
Easy to make and tastes good but felt the peanut butter flavor was a bit overpowering. I made them with a bag of butterscotch chips instead of the corn syrup mix and loved that flavor. Next time, I will only use 1/2 - 2/3 cup of peanut butter. Don't get nervous when you initially mix up the noodles into the peanut butter mixture and it looks runny. The nests will set quickly and be the perfect crunchy texture. I used 2 spoons to create the nests instead of my hands because it was much less messy that way. Used mini robin egg candies and placed them on a bed of edible Easter grass for an adorable presentation. This will be an Easter tradition for us from now on!
wow - i must be a horrible cook - but this totally flopped for me - couldn't get the butterscotch chips to melt right - then couldn't get the mixture sticky enough to stick together with the noodles...i tried to add more sugar/pbutter mixture to it and that flopped too....must be a secret here that i'm missing
I made these using the recipe above, then I made it with the butterscotch. My family loved the butterscotch chip version better. It adds alot of flavor to the noodles, the grandkids loved them either way as we were doing a test run just to see how big we could make the nests as my grandaughter wanted "Duck" eggs for a stuffed duck. Fun project to do with grandkids!
Made these for my kids Easter baskets. Used jelly belly brand,ice cream flavored eggs. They were so cute. The eggs were speckled. Kids thought they looked just like real birds nests!
These little jewels are GREAT. Note to self: It makes more than 12 ;)
I just finished making these treats, they are so cute and a hit with the adults. I scaled it to 1.5 times like another reviewer. I also crunched up the noodles finer and got 36 nests, of the smaller more kid sized type. I used the gourmet jelly beans, because all the kids are into the sour ones. We will see their faces in the morning as the Easter bunny is bringing them to all the neighbors kids. THANKS.
These were wonderful. They are quite tasty, a snap to make, and make a delightful presentation!! I used Tiny Toodles suggestion of substituting butterscotch chips for the sugar and corn syrup. I couldn't be more pleased with how they turned out.