Easter Bird Nests

This week will likely be a decadent parade of easy, incredible Easter treats. You see, in my quest to find some really fabulous Easter crafts–a dreadful thing happened. I discovered that there were way more enticing goodies than there were things to make with egg cartons and tacky glue. So, it wasn’t actually my fault. I was completely…ahhh…overcome.

Yeah…that’s it.

These are a wonderful way to start.

Easter Bird Nests


Melt 1/4 cup butter in medium saucepan. Add 16 oz bag of marshmallows and stir over medium heat until melted. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add 12 oz Chow Mein noodles and stir till well coated with marshmallow.

Place and egg size spoonfull in each cup of a buttered muffin tin.  Shape into nests by gently pressing a dent in the middle of each one. Let them set for an hour or so then add a couple of jelly beans or chocolate eggs.

Wrap each nest in a plastic bag before putting in an Easter basket.

Besides being really cute–they actually taste good too. Beat that!

7 Replies to “Easter Bird Nests”

  1. Ye Ha! I have all the ingredients and won’t my little girls think they’re so smart when I go and surprise them in a couple of days and we make these for an after school snack – thanks for sharing.

  2. I’ve always thought these were THE cutest Easter treats!!! Now EVERYONE can have yummy AND cute snacks! You’ve made the world a better place! 😉

  3. When I first made these, I never even tasted them. They were just–you know, cute. But then when someone said, “Hey–these are like Rice Krispie treats–only with noodles. Well, it was all over. Now, we’re lucky if they last to get near a basket!

  4. Thanks for the encouragement. This is our first child, so I may have a few more poop-filled years ahead of me, before it’s over for good.

    Maybe I should go and make some of these awesome looking treats to make myself feel better? Yup. I think that’s the only solution for the time being 🙂

    Happy Easter!!

  5. Just wanted to let you know I made this for my son’s preschool class and it was a hit. They loved it! Thanks for the great idea!

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