Bird Nests


This is my second attempt at a family-friendly-easter-baking-activity that I could do with my son, since he’s leaving for spring break this weekend.  From what I’ve seen, bird nests have been around for a long time, but I’d never heard of them until Pinterest.  I thought my son would be on board since candy is involved.

I love the bird nests!  It’s super cute, easy to make and looks a lot harder to make than it is (read, you’ll really impress your family).  I meant to dip a few in chocolate, but I forgot.  I think they would look and taste great as well.



Bird Nests

  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 4 cups chow mein noodles
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 package jelly beans (, cadbury chocolate eggs, or mini robin eggs)
  1. Butter a muffin tin. In a medium saucepan on low heat, combine marshmallows and butter until melted. Stir in the chow mein noodles; coating well. With greased fingers press small amounts of noodle mixture into bottom and sides of muffin pan. Refrigerate until firm. Fill with candy.
You can also shape by hand.

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