Butterscotch Birds’ Nests

My favorite thing about the Easter season? CADBURY MINI EGGS. They have a strong hold over me, I am powerless against them and their creamy, smooth chocolate covered in a delicious crispy shell. Really. I love them and look forward to buying them every year. Other things that I love? Butterscotch and peanut butter. This recipe was made for me.

Butterscotch Birds’ Nests
Recipe source: Gimme Some Oven
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1 (12 oz.) bag butterscotch chips
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups miniature marshmallows
6 oz. chow mein noodles
candy eggs, for decor

1. Line a cookie sheet (or two) with waxed paper.
2. In a double boiler, heat the chocolate chips until they are melted.  (You can also use the microwave for this step.  Be careful that they do not burn!)
3. Then stir in the peanut butter, and mix until it is melted and the mixture is smooth.  Add the chow mein noodles and marshmallows and continue stirring until everything is evenly coated.
4. Drop by spoonfuls onto the waxed paper & add candy eggs.  Let cool until they are hardened.

  • Tori D. - March 30, 2011 - 11:30 am

    I am soooo glad I came across this post! When I was little there was a store that sold “haystacks” which, from the looks of it, are the same as the birds’ nests but without the eggs. I’ve always wondered how to make them. The ingredients sound about right for what I’m tasting in my head (yeah, that sounds weird) so I can’t wait to give this a try! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Annie - March 30, 2011 - 12:26 pm

    I’m glad I could help! :) enjoy the yummy treats!ReplyCancel

  • bethany cox - March 31, 2011 - 7:40 pm

    im sorry. you are too cool for school. that’s all.ReplyCancel

  • Annie - March 31, 2011 - 11:45 pm

    Haha, thanks, Bef. :)ReplyCancel

  • Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies - April 7, 2011 - 8:38 pm

    How did I miss this post? I’ve been imagining something similar to this for weeks, only with cereal and marshmallows dipped in chocolate.. but still with the mini eggs! I hope the turn out as beautiful as yours did.ReplyCancel

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