Bird's Nest Treats Recipe

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Bird's Nest Treats Recipe
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Bird's Nest Treats Recipe

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I make these in the spring when the bird are starting to build their nest. They are so easy to make and disappear just as fast.—Pam Painter, Poseyville, Indiana
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 4-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 cups chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup jelly beans or candy eggs

Directions

In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and marshmallows until smooth, stirring occasionally. Add the peanut butter and chocolate chips; heat and stir for 2 minutes or until smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in chow mein noodles until well coated.
Divide into 12 mounds on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Using fingers, shape each into a nest; press an indentation in the center of nest. Fill each nest with three or four jelly beans or candy eggs. Cool. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Bird's Nest Treats in Birds & Blooms February/March 1997, p55

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 296 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 4-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 cups chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup jelly beans or candy eggs
  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and marshmallows until smooth, stirring occasionally. Add the peanut butter and chocolate chips; heat and stir for 2 minutes or until smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in chow mein noodles until well coated.
  2. Divide into 12 mounds on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Using fingers, shape each into a nest; press an indentation in the center of nest. Fill each nest with three or four jelly beans or candy eggs. Cool. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Bird's Nest Treats in Birds & Blooms February/March 1997, p55

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amiracle2012 User ID: 7960803 224052
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2015

"I let my students at Day Care make these, it was easily done by the 4 year olds, but the smaller class needed a little help but everyone had fun"

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157Jen User ID: 6445998 38267
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2012

"I made these with my girls and they loved them so much we are making them for their classmates. Since I'm sending them to school, I only used chocolate chips...but they were still yummy! I bought some Easter candy bags from Box and Wrap so we can individually wrap each nest. These bags have bunnies on them..they are much cuter than just plain cello bags. Thanks so much for the recipe!"

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tkarinas User ID: 4389335 15384
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2010

"I have two grandchildren and both of them absolutely love these birds nests. They are the ones who help me make them every year and their mom thinks the end result is just plain beautiful. This recipe is a keeper and definitely going in my recipe box."

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boogurr User ID: 4730752 13596
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2010

"I used butterscotch chips instead of chocolate. A bit hot to handle when seperating mounds. But they are real cute, I didn't make them as compact as the picture, looks good I think :)"

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