Birds Nests

Well, it's April 6th and I can officially say that I am on summer vacation! After a demanding semester, it is finally over and I will embrace the next five months of freedom with open arms - starting with a family vacation in Florida on Wednesday!

After finishing my last paper on Tuesday evening, I decided it was time to bake. Dear friends of mine are cat-sitting Oliver while I'm away, so I wanted to make something that fit with the upcoming holiday. Pinterest is a new favourite time-waster of mine and that is where I found these!

Pinterest, unlike foodgawker, has more than just recipes. It's littered with crafts, fashion, wedding inspiration - you name it and I can guarantee it's there. 

These were easy to make - they took all of 10 minutes.  Truthfully, the only thing I measured was the peanut butter so my amounts aren't very helpful. The original recipe yielded 12, but mine made 21. I think it just depends on how much chocolate you melt! I used the little styrofoam boxes of chow mein noodles - again, unhelpful without a weight but basically you want the chow mein noodle to chocolate ratio to be even in your bowl! 

Recipe adapted from The Curvy Carrot

1/2 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 bag of butterscotch chips
1 cup peanut butter
2 styrofoam boxes of chow mein noodles 
Cadbury mini eggs

In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate and butter scotch chips. Stir until smooth and then add peanut butter. Continue stirring until all ingredients are combined. Add chow mein noodles and stir until coated. 

In a buttered muffin pan, scoop the chocolate noodles into the wells, pressing down with a spoon in the middle to create a dent.  Place in fridge overnight to harden.  Remove and add mini eggs. 

Enjoy your Easter weekend! Happy making! :)

1 comment

  1. Hey! It's Kaitlyn. As you know, I made these last night, and they turned out great! It's such a cute idea. I just wanted to tell you a few things I did differently, just because. Firstly, I didn't use butterscotch chips, just the peanut butter and chocolate chips, and they still turned out fine. Also, I didn't actually butter the muffin tin; instead, I used wax paper on it. I had no problems getting them out at all :) I also was thinking: don't you think people could use little pretzel sticks instead of chow mein noodles, if they wanted? Just a few thoughts. :)


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