I think these are adorable and I plan to make these for the students in my classroom! Since we study birds and learn the names and how to identify different birds, I think it will not only be an Easter treat but a great snack for our bird theme!
Peanut Butter Birdie Nests Recipe
Ingredients: 1 twelve oz package of dry Chow Mein Noodles, 2 ten oz package of Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips and Peeps Marshmallow Chicks. (This recipe makes approximately 16 nests, so you’ll need 16 Peeps). Also, grab the cooking spray and a muffin tin and/or cupcake cups.
Optional: Small Easter themed candy like jelly beans, chocolate eggs or these Creamy Easter Eggs, Baby Bunnies and Ducks by PAAS.
Directions: Spray muffin tin with nonstick cooking spary. Empty the two packages of peanut butter chips into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave at one minute intervals and stir until chips are melted. To make stirring a little easier, spray cooking spray on a rubber spatula so the peanut butter goodness doesn’t stick as much.
Dump 9 oz (3/4 of the package) of the Chow Mein Noodles in a large bowl. Add melted peanut butter chips. Stir, stir, stir. When the ingedients are combined, form little nests in the muffin tin or cupcake cups. It’s easiest to spoon some of the mixture in and push down a little in the middle, make the “walls” and a place for the birdie to hang out.
Let the nests set. You can put them in the fridge for 15 minutes or so to hasten the process. Pop the birdies into the nests. If you are having a hard time making them “stay,” a dab of frosting on the bottom of the birds will secure them.
Add small Easter candy.
These make darling desserts or you could use them for “place cards” at your Easter meal.
Makes about 16 sweet little nests.
I found this cute idea over at Yesterday on Tuesday