Every year I google Easter treats and say I’m going to do something different. But, man! I just can’t get over the cuteness of little chow mein nests! AND it gives me an excuse to buy multiple bags of the crunchy awesomeness under the guise of “one bag might not be enough.”
So here is this year’s treat from Sherri Haab (recipe is hers, picture is mine). I have to warn you, it’s not for the weak. You WILL get messy! Trying to mold these little suckers is like trying to get gum off the bottom of your shoe. The marshmallow turns into stringy cob webs that will have you screaming, “Why didn’t this happen to the chick on the internet??” Have no fear, though. The cob webs settle into shiny little perfect nests that any Hershey’s chocolate egg/bird would want to take up residence in.
1/4 c. margarine
4 1/2 c. mini marshmallows
1/4 c. creamy peanut butter
1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 c. chow mein noodles
Chocolate eggs, peeps or M&Ms (If using peeps, I would let them cool completely before adding the birds)
In a Dutch oven or heavy saucepan, melt the butter and marshmallows over medium heat until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips and peanut butter. Stir in noodles. Mold into little nests and top with eggs. Store in an airtight container.
Enjoy! : )