These treats always make me think of my Grandma Sharp. As I’ve mentioned before, she and my Mom both instilled in me a love of baking. Whenever we would visit Grandma Sharp, or when she would come to visit, there were a few staples we would always beg her to make with us (and for us). These treats were one of those staples.
It’s such a simple recipe but there’s just something so comforting about it. I’ve seen these Easter nests done up before so I decided to make them using Grandma Sharp’s recipe.
Easter Birds Nest Treats
1/2 package of Chow Mein noodles
1 package of butterscotch chips
3 tablespoons peanut butter
Mini Eggs (mmmmmm… mini eggs)
Melt the butterscotch chips and peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl. I melt mine in 20 second intervals so that I don’t overcook it and burn it. (You think it won’t happen but it can!! And it is gross when it does!)
In a large bowl, empty in the contents of half a package of Chow Mein noodles. I think mine was a 14 oz bag. Pour the melted butterscotch chips and peanut butter mixture over the noodles. Mix well!
Scoop by the tablespoon onto a cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Form into little nests. I scooped, then used the backside of the tablespoon to press out the centre a little. Immediately place in a few mini eggs while the mixture is still cooling.
Place in fridge or freezer to harden up.
I especially love these after they have had a chance to sit and soften for a while. The texture of the Chow Mein takes on more of the butterscotch/peanut butter mixture and it just tastes so good!
For all you bakers out there – who taught you to bake???