Easter Egg Nests–Party Favors
I have made these little treats for the past couple of years and both adults and children enjoy them. The Easter Egg nests are edible party favors or place holders at the Easter table. You could also use these for parties at school instead of cupcakes or as a teacher or neighbor treat. They are really easy to make, and the kids will enjoy filling the nests with the treats. (However, the adult might want to stick to the nest building because it is pretty sticky.)
You will need :
- one bag of Chow Mein Noodles
- 1/2 bag of mini marshmallows
- 2 tablespoons of Butter
- 1 tablespoon of Vanilla (optional)
- Egg shaped candies such as Robin Eggs, my favorite, or jelly beans, chocolate peanut or almond m& ms.
- A Chick shaped peep. You alsocould do a chocolate chick as well if you can find them.
Simply microwave the butter on high in a glass bowl for 45 seconds or until slightly melted
Add the marshmallows and microwave for another 1 to 2 minutes until the marshmallows are melted.
If using vanilla add now and mix them together until they incorporate into a gooey mix just like rice krispie treats.
Add the chow mein noodles and mix until they are all coated.
Add about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the mixture into 11 greased cupcake tins. It is easiest to use a buttered piece of saran wrap or bottom of a small glass to help shape the nest design and make an indentation in middle.
Add your eggs and peeps and let cool for at least 1 hr.
I then placed them into a cellophane gift bag and added a ribbon. You can attach a gift tag or name onto the ribbon as well.
You could also probably do this with melted white chocolate instead of the marshmallow mixture if you prefer that taste. RIce krispies or broken small pretzel sticks would also work in place of the chow mein noodles.
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