Simple Easter Nests

"Just my take on a favorite recipe!! There are so many out there but this is the way I like to make them!! When I made this today I yielded 6 large muffin tins, 6 small, and two left over "hand formed" nests. ;) Total of 14 assorted sizes - depends on your pans what you will yield. Cook time is chill time."
 
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
Ingredients:
4
Yields:
14 nests
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ingredients

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directions

  • Heat water in double boiler over medium heat and add chocolate chips to top portion.
  • When chocolate begins to melt, add peanut butter and continue to stir until creamy.
  • Add broken chow mein noodles, stirring until completely coated.
  • Remove from heat and place upper portion on a folded towel to allow cooling while you prepare tins.
  • Spray muffin tins (I liked the large size best, but make both for varied sizes) with cooking spray (such as Pam).
  • Spoon generous amount of mixture into each cup creating a well in the center as you go.
  • Continue until all of mixture is used up.
  • Place jelly beans, M&M's Peeps or other candies for garnish as desired.
  • Chill in refridgerator for at least 1 hour or until chocolate has hardened.
  • Remove from tins and serve or package to gift - should be used within a couple of days.
  • For additional garnish, can be served on dyed green coconut and tied in cellophane bundles with ribbons to give as gifts.
  • Enjoy!

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Reviews

  1. CookieMonster2323
    Loved these so much this past Easter! I can't believe I forgot to review them. I made a couple large ones in a bigger muffin tin and then a full tin of the mini muffin ones. They all turned out so cute and delicious with the peanut M&M centers and they were tasty to boot! :) Thank you!
     
  2. Kiro Sushi
    No-one in my family really liked these. Too greasy and salty.
     
  3. Edesia
    Great recipe. I saw lots of recipes for this idea, but this one was the only one that included chocolate! The only thing I did differently was that I didn't form my nests in the muffin tin. I dropped them by generous spoonful onto wax paper so they were more "free-formed." I think they look much more natural that way. (See the pic I submitted.) I garnished with Peeps and M&M's speckled eggs.
     
  4. Beansy
    This is a really fun,easy and very tasty recipe. Loved by young and old both. Thank You!!
     
  5. crescendogal
    Cute...fun...and easy to make! I used Reese's bunnies (unwrapped) and peanut butter M&M's for decorations. Thanks for sharing!
     
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