These cute Easter springtime bird nests are edible nests and adorable for for welcoming spring. Wouldn’t they look sweet at each place setting around the holiday table? Pretty pastel candy eggs nestled in twig-like bundles make a lovely welcome to dinner guests. They are made using Chow Mein noodles giving the appearance of sticks gathered by the birds to construct their nests.
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Below is my adapted recipe:
Easter Bird Nests
- 2 cups Mini Marshmallows (I used 3/4 of a bag of large marshmallows)
- 1/4 cup Butter
- 4 cups of Chow Mein Noodles
- Jelly Beans, M&M’s or Robin’s Eggs to fill the nests
- Spray muffin pan with PAM
- In a large, microwave safe bowl, melt the butter. Add marshmallows, stir and microwave 45 seconds on full power. Stir; microwave an additional 45 seconds. Stir; add Chow Mein noodles. Stir until coated with marshmallow butter mixture.
- Spray a little PAM on your hands. Spoon the coated Chow Mein noodles in each cup of muffin pan, then use your hands to form it into little nests. If you would like a more free-form nest shape, drop a spoonful onto a piece of waxed paper and form with your hands to desired shape.
- Put the pan in freezer for an hour or so to set up.
- Pop each nest out using a knife or fork.
- Place on a lightly buttered serving plate or a plate lined with parchment paper or wax paper so nests won’t stick.
- Fill with candy and enjoy!
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