Easter Egg Bird Nests

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Talk about bang for your buck…this is one of the easiest Easter treats I’ve ever made, but also one of the cutest. And the kiddos can totally help.

These are made almost like rice krispie treats, except using chow mein noodles instead of rice cereal. You use your hands to mold the chow mein noodles into nests (with the help of a muffin cup) and then fill them with jelly bean eggs.

Super easy. Super cute. Super delicious. What’s not to like?

(Side note: while typing this post my 6 yo put gum in his hair. Did you know olive oil is awesome at getting sticky gum goo out of hair?)

Easter Egg Bird Nests

Easter Egg Bird Nests


2 cups Mini Marshmallows

1/4 cup Butter

4 cups of Chow Mein Noodles

Jelly Beans, M&M's or Robin's Eggs to fill

Recipe makes 11-12 nests.


Spray muffin pan with nonstick spray.

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.

Spoon the coated Chow Mein noodles in each cup, then use your hands to form it into little nests. Spray hands with nonstick spray (repeating as needed -- I had to do it for each cup).

Put the pan in freezer for an hour. 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!

Recipe from Grateful Prayer Thankful Heart


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