Once we discovered a delicious gluten free chow mein noodle brand we could buy on Amazon, I knew exactly what I wanted to use it for. Not only are these bird's nests so cute and realistic looking, but they are absolutely yummy! In fact, I like these EVEN BETTER than the original because these noodles have more crunch and are perfect in this spring treat.
Spring Bird Nest Treats
1 dozen nests
2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 (11 oz.) bag butterscotch chips
12 oz. gluten free chow mein noodles (1 1/2 bags Gefen Chow Mein Fine Noodles)
36 Cadbury mini eggs
Place both the chocolate chips and butterscotch chips in a microwavable bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals until completely melted when stirred. Add the chow mein noodles and carefully toss until all are coated. Scoop 2 tablespoons at a time onto parchment paper and press down the middle to create a nest shape. Top with 3 candy eggs. Allow nests to completely cool until firm. Store in airtight container at room temperature.
Gather your ingredients. You will need milk chocolate chips (Ghirardelli is our favorite), butterscotch chips, gluten free crunchy chow mein noodles, and Cadbury mini eggs.
The Gefen Chow Mein Fine Noodles can be purchased on Amazon. We use them for Hawaiian Haystacks, to top stir-fries, and now for this fun treat! The crunch and flavor are addicting!
In a microwavable bowl or large pyrex, combine 2 cups milk chocolate chips and 2 cups butterscotch chips (I dump in the entire 11 oz. bag). Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth. Pour in the chow mein noodles and carefully stir as to not crush the noodles but coat them all evenly in chocolate.
Scoop about 2 tablespoons worth (I used my biggest cookie scoop) onto parchment paper, then press down in the center to make it look like a nest. These all turn out a little different and it's so much fun. It's hard to pick a favorite nest. Immediately top each with 3 candy eggs so that when they firm up, the eggs will stick to the nests.
This is such a fun treat at Easter time. Kids and adults love to eat these. They have that amazing sweet and salty factor going on and are super addicting.
Kids love to help make these as well by putting on the eggs. I like to wrap each individual nest in a treat bag and tie with a ribbon. I handed them out to my piano students, and they loved them. So much fun!
Recipe Source: Recipe adapted from a recipe at Dinneratthezoo.com