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Sweet Sunday


How adorable are these little bird's nests? Too cute and too easy. No baking. Minimal ingredients. The perfect treat on a busy week leading up to Easter.

~Chocolate Nests~
Courtesy of Pastry Affair (with a few variations)

Yields 8-10 3-inch nests

Ingredients:
3 cups crispy chow mein noodles or pretzel sticks
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter or butterscotch chips
30 candy robin eggs (picture shows mini whoppers, but you could use jelly beans, foil wrapped eggs, or anything egg shaped)


Directions:
1) Place the chow mein noodles (or pretzel sticks) in a medium mixing bowl.
2) In a small saucepan, melt together the chocolate chips and peanut butter (or butterscotch) over low heat. Stir until smooth.
3) Pour over the noodles/pretzels and stir until evenly coated.
4) On a cookie sheet covered in parchment or wax paper, take a handful of noodles/pretzels and form a nest, making an indent in the center or form in a muffin tin. Continue doing so until all the noodles/pretzels are used.
5) Refrigerate the cookies to set the chocolate for 30-45 minutes before serving.
6) Place eggs in nests. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

I hope this ends your weekend on the sweet side!

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