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How To: Easter Fun | Chocolate Nests

April 7, 2012

How to have fun this Easter…

Grab some easy ingredients and throw ’em all together. We’re talking four ingredients, friends. Easy as pie. Actually, way easier than pie. Do it!

Whatever way you’re spending this Easter weekend, I hope it involves much food, love, and happiness. And most importantly, chocolate!


Chocolate Nests (from The Pastry Affair)

Makes 8 nests. 

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 cup chocolate chips

3 cups chow-mein noodles

Mini-eggs (or jelly beans)

In a saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate and peanut butter and stir until smooth. Pour over top of the chow mein noodles and stir until evenly coated. Drop by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with waxed or parchment paper. Try to create “nest” shapes as you work, leaving an indentation on the top of each nest. Allow the nests to set in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before decorating with chocolate eggs or jelly beans.

PS. The fun level of this activity is exponentially higher when you have help from little hands. 🙂

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. April 7, 2012 11:36 am

    So cute!!

  2. April 7, 2012 2:02 pm

    I’ve always thought the little nests look so cute! 🙂

  3. April 7, 2012 3:26 pm

    Crunchy noodles with peanut butter and chocolate? This sounds pretty much perfect!

  4. April 7, 2012 5:32 pm

    Wait!! Are they edible…??

  5. candi permalink
    April 9, 2012 11:20 am

    Looks like fun P….

  6. April 10, 2012 1:25 pm

    Yeah, you totally got way more creative than i did this year. These are gorgeous.

  7. seddy5 permalink
    April 11, 2012 9:52 am

    Yum! You can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, its great to find other Canadian bloggers! Have you joined food bloggers of Canada yet? (I didn’t see your name on the member’s list for Alberta). Its a good place to find local bloggers

    • April 11, 2012 12:06 pm

      Just joined Food Bloggers of Canada – thanks for the info! I’m so excited to check it out!

  8. achowlife permalink
    April 11, 2012 9:06 pm

    Oh, I missed this one. Next year. Those nests are gorgeous!

  9. April 13, 2012 10:03 pm

    This is such a fun and creative way to celebrate Easter!

    Definitely bookmarking this one to make with my little cousins next year!

  10. April 16, 2012 7:02 pm

    I know Easter has passed but I’d still make these any day of the week!

  11. April 17, 2012 6:25 pm

    My god those look awesome!

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