emeraldowl

Spring Nest Cookies

In Baking, Cooking, Uncategorized on April 20, 2011 at 2:20 pm

I have a lot to say about these cookies. A) I love chow mein noodles.  Why are they hiding on the bottom shelf of every Asian food section? They are light, crunchy and kinda nutty in flavor.  They are just fantastic in my opinion – obviously since I made cookies out of them… B) These cookies are cute! They are easy peasy to make, so great project with kiddos (or without!) and I love the theme of it.  Spring. Easter. New Beginnings. New life. I think these lovely and cute little concoctions express those things well.  Plus they are tasty, super crunchy and fun to give. Oh did I mention no baking? Yes none baking required.  For me and my 96 degree day that is a good GOOD thing! That is all – here is how to make your own:

Spring Nest Cookies: 

12 oz. package chow mein noodles
6 oz. butterscotch morsels
6 oz. peanut butter morsels 
egg-shaped candies, such as Cadbury Chocolate Eggs or Reese’s Pieces Eggs


Directions: Line a baking sheet with parchment  or wax paper.  Combine butterscotch and peanut butter morsels in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on 50% for 30 seconds intervals, stirring in between heating. Continue until melted (patience when microwaving butterscotch and chocolate items is key – you can make these ingredients seize by heating too quickly!). Add in the chow mein noodles and mix till combined. Use a large spoon, or cookie scoop, to portion out the cookies onto the baking sheet. Work quickly! You can briefly reheat for 15-30 seconds in microwave if needed. I used the back of my cookie scoop to make a round indentation in each “nest” – fingers work great too.  In each well place two – three egg-shaped candies. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving. (if your candies are not sticking dip them in some melted butterscotch, peanut butter or any edible “glue” to help the adhere.)

These are darling. Great with milk.  We did some with chocolate candies and some with Peanut Butter.  Traditionally the nests are all butterscotch, but peanut butter is my husband’s fav and I thought the two would compliment each other.  I have also seen some recipes with chocolate nests. I am sure they are delicious, but they just didn’t look as realistic as these.  Easter is just around the corner I am thankful, excited and hope you all have a blessed holiday! ♥ EO

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  1. I must make some of these. I love crunchy chocolate so that’s what I’m going to do first. Yum!

    • Yes my husband thought the crunchiness was weird at first, I guess not normal for a “cookie”, but then he really enjoyed them! I love the candies on top the most… 🙂

  2. Cute and excellent idea!

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