Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Easter Baking DIY by Grace Barbettini

Hey folks! Easter is just around the corner. Which means, lots of pastel colored things, and of course, tasty goodies!

Last year, I ventured off into the unknown and tried a fun and quirky recipe that I had found, which I will now be sharing with all of you. But fret not, it isn't too complex.

 Bird's Nest Easter Treats:


(Servings: 12)

  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter, for greasing the muffin pan
  • 6 ounces (1/2 bag) of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 ounces (1/2 bag) of butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 ounces (1/2 of a large bag) of chow mein noodles
  • 36 mini Cadbury eggs


1. Generously grease the wells of a muffin pan with the butter (this will help later when you are taking out the chilled nests).

2. In a large microwave-proof bowl, heat the chocolate and butterscotch chips in 30 second intervals until thoroughly melted, stirring after each increment.

3. Once melted, add the peanut butter to the chocolate/butterscotch mixture, mixing well until smooth and completely combined.

4. Carefully add the chow mein noodles, stirring with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, until completely coated.

5. Using a large spoon, mold the mixture into the wells of your muffin tin, indenting the tops slightly with the back of the spoon.

6.  Chill the nests until hardened, about 1 hour or so.

7.  Once chilled, gently remove the nests from the muffin tin.

8.  Place three eggs on the tops of each nest.

And, voila! Edible bird nests. Because, we all have that secret desire to consume a bird nest. Don't try and deny it.

Happy Baking!

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