Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter Nests

Today I made these easy spring treats with the kids. Even my two-year-old could make one without making too much of a mess, and both kids loved filling their nests with eggs.

3 C. chow mein noodles
1 7 oz. container marshmallow cream
1 C. peanut butter
1 C. flaked sweetened coconut
1 tsp. vanilla extract
jelly beans, M& M's, or other Easter candies for eggs

1) In a large mixing bowl, combine the noodles, marshmallow, peanut butter, coconut, and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Chill in the refrigerator until easy to handle, at least 1 hour.
2) On waxed paper, form 1/4 C. mixture into a nest shape about 2" to 3" wide (we made ours a little bigger). Repeat with remaining mixture to form 15 nests (we got about 12). Allow to dry at least 20 minutes until they are the consistency of Rice Krispies treats.
3) Fill each nest with candies
4) Store nests ina plastic container with a lid. Put wax paper between layers of nests to prevent sticking.

Happy Easter!

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