Friday, April 15, 2011

Easter Bird's Nest Cookies

Tomorrow Jeff and I are traveling to his parent's house to celebrate Easter with his side of the family. Since we will be in Florida next week (yippeee!) and his siblings are also traveling Easter weekend, we decided to all celebrate the weekend before. I was in charge of dessert since my brother-in-laws are amazing chefs and always take care of the meal for us! I thought my nieces and nephew would love these bird's nest cookies (and probably all of us adults too)! So, I am sharing them with you in hopes that you will have time to go buy the ingredients before Easter next weekend.

  • 12 oz. package chow mein noodles
  • 12 oz. package butterscotch chips
  • Egg shaped candies (we used Hershey but peanut M & Ms work also)

-Begin by melting the butterscotch chips in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds, then stir and repeat until candy is melted completely and smooth.

-Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

-Add the noddles to the bowl of melted candy and mix (crush them up a bit, but not too much). Use a large spoon or a 1/4 measuring cup to measure out the cookies and place on parchment paper. Place 3 of the candies (eggs) in the center.

*Note: If the melted candy starts to harden while making the cookies, simply place back in the microwave for 10 seconds. Also, to help the candy eggs stick, dip the bottom in the melted chocolate before placing onto the cookie.

-Allow about 5-10 minutes to dry and harden then enjoy :)

Do you like my nail polish? I'm loving it! I bought it at Target last night and think it is a great color for our upcoming trip to Florida on Monday.

I'm going to make these again for Easter with my side of the family-my little cousins will love them! You could also probably use peanut butter chips instead of butterscotch. However, my nephew is allergic to peanuts so we avoided the nuts (and if you are taking these to a party with any kids you may want to also since you never know who might be allergic).

Easter is my favorite holiday (yes, I enjoy Easter even more than Christmas). And although my favorite part of Easter is the sound of trumpets playing at church, these adorable bird's nest cookies have added to my love of this holiday!

I have off of work today so I am able to enjoy the day with Jeff (who always has off on Fridays). We went on a 5.5ish mile run, made these cookies and are now heading to the park with Ollie on this beautiful day. Need to fit in some last minute shopping and packing sometime today as well.

Also, just wanted to finally tell everyone (since we have had keep it to ourselves for 15 weeks) that my sister is pregnant! I cannot wait to be Aunt Cait to the little peanut inside her belly. Want to read about her pregnancy story? Check our her blog HERE. We are beyond excited for her and my brother-in-law!

Have a great Friday :)


GirlyGirlCooks said... Best Blogger Tips

Have fun in Florida! Those bird nest cookies are adorable :)

Job and Rachael said... Best Blogger Tips

These are too cute! I definitely need to make some! :)
I also just wanted to say I love your bucket list! It is such a cute idea! I shamelessly copied it and added a "Boston Bucket List" to our little family blog about things my husband and I want to do/accomplish within the next few years. I linked back to your blog to give you credit for the serious cuteness so I hope that is ok :) Good luck with crossing off more from the list! :)

Jocie's Mom said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats Aunt Cait! That's great news :) These little cookies are brilliant, by the way. So incredibly clever. Well done!

Ande said... Best Blogger Tips

These are very cute and easy! On a side note, I wouldn't recommend peanut butter chips. I've accidently substituted them before and they don't melt! They have peanut flour in them and they aren't waxy enough. Chocolate would be great though, but butterscotch are my favorite.

Cait @ A Bicycle Built for Two said... Best Blogger Tips

Ande- Great to know! Thanks for sharing your experience with peanut butter chips...I'll delete that little side note so that no one follows my silly thinking :)

Kathy said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratz on being a soon-to-be Aunt!!
The use of chow mein noodles are genius! Something I would never think of! Wondering if pretzels work...? All crushed up? ^^ I just might try it with pretzels one of these days!

Diana said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, these look great for Easter - thanks for posting them early! And congratulations on being an aunty, how exciting for you! Happy Easter.

Ashley Brown said... Best Blogger Tips

I am so excited to make these this weekend! You have the best blog! I love every entry. Everyday I check my e-mail, facebook, and your has been added to my routine! :)

Sar said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my gosh, Cait, these are adorable! I can't wait to make these for my church fam!

Donna said... Best Blogger Tips

They sure look adorable and taste delicious! I made for this Easter something similar, but the nest was made from melted brown sugar. :)

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