Noodle Nests

    30 minutes

    Here's a novel little recipe for making edible bird's nests which you can then fill with jelly beans or chocolate eggs.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 cups miniature marshmallows (mallow bakes)
    • 65g butter
    • 4 cups chow mein noodles

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Butter a 12 cup muffin tin.
    2. Combine marshmallows and butter over medium heat in a saucepan; stir until the butter and marshmallows have melted. Stir in the chow mein noodles, coat well. Butter fingers and press the mixture into the bottom and sides of the prepared muffin tin cups. Refrigerate until firm.

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    just darling and very good flavor. I made 2 batches; first batch as written in the muffin tins, and found that the nests are quite thick and big. Made the second batch with the suggestion of Breeze and added a few tbsp of peanut butter. With the second batch, I just free-formed them onto parchment paper. No sticking at all, and with the fingertips wet, they were easy to mold into little nests making them a little smaller and got more out of the batch. Used 'peeps' rabbits in some, marshmallow chicks in others, and cadbury pastel chocolate eggs. I like the chocolate flavor with the nest. Love the versatility of this recipe. Could also add some butterscotch morsels to the marshmallow/butter mixture, or chocolate chips. So cute and easy! Nice presentation on the Easter goodie trays. thanks for the recipe.  -  06 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    What a fun recipe. I have made these for years but have always added a little peanut butter to the mixture. This has always been a big hit :-)  -  25 Sep 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was a hit at my daughter's preschool Easter party. I put the jelly beans in while the noodles/marshmallow were still warm and they stayed put very well.  -  07 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)