Easter Nests Recipe

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My kids and I make a big batch of these sweet treats for ourselves and some to share. They're a hit at Easter dinner.—Faye Hintz, Springfield, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:9 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 can (5 ounces) chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup pastel M&M's
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • Pastel peanut M&M's

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 335 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 161 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, beat marshmallow creme, peanut butter and butter until smooth. Fold in noodles and M&M's. Chill until easy to handle. On waxed paper, form mixture by 1/3 cupfuls into 3-in. nests. Chill for 30 minutes. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Place several peanut M&M's in each nest. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Easter Nests in Taste of Home February/March 1995, p14

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Reviewed Mar. 24, 2016

"I made these with my kindergarten class, they came out awesome!"

Reviewed Mar. 31, 2015

"These are both delicious and a fun kitchen project to do with kids. Great recipe!"

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