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Easy Family Recipes: Egg-Ceptional Easter Nests

Looking for an easy food-craft to keep the kids busy over spring break? With Easter this coming weekend, I know that we’ll need a fun task to work on together as we gather to celebrate. These super simple candy nests not only come together with just a handful of ingredients, but they’ll make a fun display for your Easter buffet too. Melting chocolate or butterscotch chips (or even both), then tossing with some peanut butter and prepared chow mein noodles gives you the building blocks for a fun, simple treat. Be prepared to get a little messy, but relax, have fun, and enjoy the time with the kids. Don’t get too hung up on perfection and appreciate each little candy nest for its own individual flair. Happy Easter!

Egg-Ceptional Easter Nests

Prep time: 20 minutes
Total time: 21 minutes
Servings: 30

  • Wax or parchment paper
  • 1 2/3 to 2 cups (11- to 12-ounce package) Nestle Toll House Butterscotch or Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cans (5 ounces each) chow mein noodles
  • 30-60 Nestle NestEggs, any flavor


  1. Line trays with wax/parchment paper.

  2. Microwave morsels in large, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on medium-high (70 percent) power for 1 minute; stir. The morsels may retain some 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.

  3. 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 press the bowl of a spoon into the center to shape into nests. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Before serving, place 1 or 2 candy eggs in each nest. Store prepared nests in covered container for up to 1 day.

Recipe courtesy of Nestle

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