No-Bake butterscotch Easter nests

Submitted Sun, 02/24/2013 - 8:00pm by Web Gal

Easter is coming a little early this year, on March 31! Time to plan your Easter treats for church or school. These little birds nest no-bake cookies are a nostalgic favorite - use jelly beans, malted milk balls, chocolate eggs, or any tiny egg candies you like! 


Wax paper

1 2/3 to 2 cups (11- to 12-ounce package) NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Butterscotch or Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

2 cans (5 ounces each) chow mein noodles

30 to 60 jelly beans or other small candy eggs


LINE trays with wax paper or silicone mats. 

MICROWAVE morsels in large, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted. Stir in peanut butter until well blended.

ADD chow mein noodles to morsel mixture; toss until coated. Using ice cream scoop that measures about 2 rounded tablespoons, scoop and drop onto prepared trays then immediately shape into nests. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Before serving, place one or two NestEggs in each nest. Store prepared nests in covered container for up to 1 day.