A tisket a tasket a peanut butter and chow mein basket or ‘nests’! If your looking for a fun kid-friendly Easter project this Edible Easter Nest Recipe should be on your short list!
Little nest-builders can have all sorts of fun molding these edible baskets, the bigger you make the basket the more eggs or jelly beans it can hold! While your building the nests a quick hand dunk in warm water will keep sticky fingers from becoming a problem. Once you have the nests formed and an hour or so in the fridge will ‘set’ the baskets up for an egg-cellent looking presentation!
These edible Easter nests are not only a great thing to do with kids, but imagine them as centerpieces at a party! The entire thing is edible, so no clean up!! All in all these are so cute and easy to make. You and your kids will enjoy them! Happy Easter week!
- 1 cup Peanut Butter Chips
- 1 Bag Cadbury mini eggs
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 1 (5 ounce) can chow mein noodles
- 2 trays lined with parchment or wax paper.
- 1 Small bowl of warm water
- Microwave chips in large, microwave-safe bowl (uncovered) on 70% power for 1 minute
- Stir in peanut butter until smooth, if very stiff or lumpy: microwave for an additional 15 seconds on high and re-stir
- Add in chow mein noodles to peanut butter mixture; stir until coated with a spoon.
- The mixture should now be only warm to the touch.
- Wet your fingers in the warm water (prevents mixture from sticking to your hands) and scope about 2 to 3 tablespoons of the nest material on to a lined cookie sheet.
- Immediately form into the desired nest-like shape.
- Let stand until hardened or refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Before serving, fill nest with cadbury mini eggs (the number required will vary depending on the nest size)