Bird's Nests

Bird's Nests

"To celebrate the arrival of spring, our Test Kitchen shaped chocolate-coated chow mein noodles into nests, then filled them with jelly bean 'eggs'. You may want to make a double batch because they're bound to fly off your table!"
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25 m servings
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Original recipe yields 15 servings

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  1. In a saucepan, melt the chocolate chips and shortening over low heat; stir until smooth. Remove from the heat. Stir in the chow mein noodles and coconut until well coated. Divide into 15 mounds on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Shape into nests; press an indentation on the center. Place three or four jelly beans in each nest. Cool. Store in an airtight container.

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I used butterscotch chips in place of the chocolate chips because my mom is allergic to chocolate. They were great! We used the SweetTart brand jelly beans and it was really good, the combo of ...

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I decided to make them a little different. I added chopped pecans roastedw/brown sugar, mini marshmellows plus butterscotch morsals and followed the recipe provided. Birds always use everything...

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I used butterscotch chips in place of the chocolate chips because my mom is allergic to chocolate. They were great! We used the SweetTart brand jelly beans and it was really good, the combo of ...

I just finished my second batch of these adorable treats. I'd thought to practice these for Easter, but then saw the appropriateness to use them for favors for a baby shower we're having at wor...

Not sure what the purpose of the coconut is? If it is for taste/flavor, then increase the amount to 1 cup (or more). If it is to help hold the nest's shape, then it worked well. Good recipe. ...

Good recipe. My friend's Hubby loves these. I brought their family some for Easter.

I used half butterscotch and half milk chocolate chips to try and lighten up the color of the nests. Would have used half peanut butter chips except for the fear of food allergies of the recipi...

I decided to make them a little different. I added chopped pecans roastedw/brown sugar, mini marshmellows plus butterscotch morsals and followed the recipe provided. Birds always use everything...

a classic that I remember from my childhood. The kids loved them.

I made this for Easter and they were a hit with all of the kids. The caregivers at my daycare thought they were the cutest things. And they were easy to make and tasted great!

EASY and super fun for the kids to help with! The decoration possibilities are endless and this will be a HUGE hit with everyone...I followed the recipe exactly and it came out perfectly!

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