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Bird’s Nests

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + cooling


15 servings

To celebrate the arrival of spring, our Test Kitchen shaped chocolate-coated chow mein noodles into nests, then filled them with jelly bean "eggs". You may want to make a double batch because they're bound to fly off your table!
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  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1 can (5 ounces) chow mein noodles
  • 2/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 45 to 60 jelly beans


  1. In a saucepan, melt the chocolate chips and shortening over low heat; stir until smooth. Remove from the heat. Stir in the chow mein noodles and coconut until well coated. Divide into 15 mounds on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Shape into nests; press an indentation on the center. Place three or four jelly beans in each nest. Cool. Store in an airtight container.

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