Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Bird Nests: A Holy Week Treat
My mother-in-law passed this recipe along to me, and she found it on another blog: http://www.ponderedinmyheart.typepad.com/ -- the creation of a Catholic homeschooling mother of seven. If there are any other homeschoolers out there, this would be a nice blog to check out!
These fun treats are increadibly easy and redicusouly delicious. My kids (well, at least my five-year-old) were able to help me make them (my two-year-old mostly snacked on the extra chocolate chips).
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips
4 cups miniature marshmallows
4 cups chrunchy chow mein noodles (found in the international foods isle)
1 package milk chocolate or malted candy eggs or jelly beans.
In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine butter, peanut butter and chocolate chips; microwave until melted, 1.5 to 2 minutes. Add marshmellows to the melted mixture and heat and microwave about 30 seconds more, or until marshmellows are melted. Stir until blended; then, mix in chow mein noodles. Butter hands and shape mixture into small nests; set them on wax paper and add candy eggs. Allow them to cool and set. They will be less sticky once set.