Thursday, April 7, 2011

Birds Nest Easter Treats

I'm a huge fan of easy no bake treats, Can you say Rice Krispie treats, lol!  However every so often I do like to experiment with new recipes and yes even turn on the oven to bake :) 

Now that I am about 34 weeks pregnant, and Easter is soon approaching I still wanted to do some "baking" for my family, well who am I kidding, I will probably be eating most of them myself, but my intentions were good :) 

This recipe only makes 6 nests, so they would be perfect as individual desserts, place settings, or for children to make and take in a childcare setting, or do as I did and make them for yourself, ahem I mean for your family :)  You could also make each nest smaller to make more.

Here is how they turned out.  I used Jellybeans, but you could also use Marshmallow peeps, chocolate eggs etc.

2 cups of chinese noodles
1 cup Rice Krispies
1 pkg. Butterscotch chipits
1 cup mini marshmallows
Jellybeans, egg shaped candies, peeps etc.
wax paper

1. Measure out chinese noodles and Rice Krispies into a bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, microwave butterscotch chipits according to package directions to melt until smooth.  I added about a table spoon or so of shortening to the chipits to help with making them smooth when melting, otherwise I found they turned into a large clump.

3. Pour the cereal and noodle mixture into the melted butterscotch chipits.  Add the marshmallows and gently stir until everything is well coated with butterscotch.

4. Drop a large spoonful onto baking sheet lined with wax paper.  Mash down the middle and build up the sides to look like a nest.

5. Add a peep birdie, jellybeans, candies etc. to each nest. 

6. ENJOY!!  


Nancy said...

Very cute! I'll have to try and make these! Great blog design too! I'm a new follower from the hop!
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Fuegita said...

Those are so cute!

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Take It From Me Girls said...

Great posts! Love all your creative DIY projects! Funny that I actually ate these treats tonight... they are so perfect for Spring!

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