Sunday, March 22, 2015

Easter Nests!

It's that time of year again.  Time for Easter Nests! 


I love making these nests for Easter.  Everyone looks forward to them and they are so easy to make!

2 cups Mini Marshmallows
1/4 cup Butter (half stick)
4 cups of Chow Mein Noodles

 Jelly Beans, M&M's or Robin's Eggs to fill


 --This recipe makes about 12 nests.  If you want to make more, buy two bags of Chow Mein Noodles.  You'll have plenty of Marshmallows with one bag.

In 2 quart saucepan, melt the butter and marshmallows.  Stir until smooth.  Take off of heat and immediately add chow mein noodles.  Stir until coated with marshmallow/butter mixture. 

Use a very clean 12 count cupcake pan.  Rub butter in all cups.


Put butter on your hands.  Spoon the coated chow mein noodles in each cup, then use your hands to form it into  little nests. 

Put the cupcake pan in freezer for an hour or so (or even overnight).  To pop each nest out, I usually use a butter knife to gently pry it out.   I use parchment paper or wax paper between the plate and the nests so they don't stick.   Fill with candy and enjoy!


Sometimes I find the candies on the plate and the nests have all been eaten!  They are delicious.


 Thank you for your visit!




I am linking to the following parties:


Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home

DIY Show Off


The Scoop #110 at Stone Gable


  1. How cute, I have noodles and marshmellow creme left over from Christmas so maybe!

  2. I've seen these before and they've always looked so cute, but I had no idea the nests only required three ingredients! Sweet! Your tutorial is just perfect too! My boys would love these filled with some robin's eggs. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Oh my!!! That looks so good and easy!


  4. Oh this is such a lovely idea! Also I love your vintage scale:)

  5. I love this, especially since is so simple. The nests will be a very fun project to do with the kids.

  6. They do look amazing Pam! I bet they taste good too.

  7. I have seen these for years, and decided I was gonna make some this year,
    and remembered that I have seen the nest made out of rice krispy treats, so that is what I was gonna do, but like the chow mein noodles better cause they look more like a real nest. Thanks for this post, can't wait to try them.
    Blessings, Nellie

  8. Looks really cool and easy to do! Brings back memories, remember having something similar as a kid :)

  9. Too cute! I think I would probably eat the nests first, too! :))

  10. Pam, These are so cute and will be perfect for my grandkids! Thanks for sharing this and I am pinning to make for Easter.

  11. Such a great idea! So cute and I bet they are yummy!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  12. Those are really cute! My sister-in-law would love this for her little ones :)


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