Saturday, April 7, 2012

Bird's Nest Treats

This week I needed some fun Easter treats to make for a pre-school party but didn't have much time for prep.  Thus, these were super easy to make with things I had around the house!

Rice Krispie Bird's nests

Make cereal treat as directed on box
 Press into mini muffin tin to make nest and add some chocolate eggs, that's it!

For an extra treat I added a dollop of Nutella and stuck 2 mini eggs inside.  This helped so the candy wouldn't fall out of the next while transporting to the school, as I knew Carter would want to help carry the goodies in to his class :)

Today I'll try my hand at Chinese noodle bird's nests for family to try tomorrow, also something I have on hand and looks super yummy!

Bird's Nest Cookies

Makes 2 dozen cookies
12 oz. package chow mein noodles
12 oz. package butterscotch morsels
Bag of egg-shaped chocolate candies

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
Pour the butterscotch morsels in a microwave-safe bowl and place them in the microwave.
Heat for 30 seconds then remove to stir. Repeat again for 30 second intervals until melted. 
Mix in the chow mein noodles until combined.
I used a mini muffin pan but you may also use a 1/4 measuring cup to scoop out the batter onto a wax lined baking sheet. 
If the mix gets hard to mold just reheat it for 15 to 30 seconds.
Place the egg-shaped candies in the center of each nest.  Let set for a few minutes so it won't be sticky or stick them in the fridge.

But first up is baking the annual bunny cake we'll enjoy tomorrow and thanks to another great blog I can't wait to try Ressurection Rolls now that the boys are older and understand more about the true meaning of Easter. 

Easter blessings to everyone!