By Laura | Laura The Gastronaut
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Fridge Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 16-20 nests
These peanut butterscotch bird nests cookies are made out of chow mein noodles and are so delicious. The nests are topped with drizzled chocolate and sea salt, and the nests are filled with chocolate eggs. They make for the perfect Easter treat!
• 1 1/3 cups smooth peanut butter
• 1 cup butterscotch chips
• 2/3 cup peanuts
• 3/4 cup chow mein noodles, plus a few extras for decorating
• Sea salt, to taste
• 1/2 cup chocolate chips
• 60 chocolate eggs
➊ Combine peanut butter and butterscotch chips in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the peanut butter and butterscotch in 30 second increments, stirring in-between, until fully melted.
➋ Stir in peanuts and then carefully stir in the chow mein noodles.
➌ Place a sheet of wax or parchment paper on a baking sheet. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of the mixture onto the wax/parchment paper. Continue until you run out of mixture (about 16-20 nests).
➍ Using your fingers, work each nest so there is a dip in the middle of each one. This will allow the eggs to sit better in the nests. Take the extra chow mein noodles and decorate the outside of the nest to help form the spot for the eggs.
➎ Sprinkle a small amount of sea salt onto each nest, and place nests into the refrigerator until hardened- about 30 minutes.
➏ Melt chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl in 30-second increments, stirring in-between, until fully melted.
➐ Dip a spoon into the melted chocolate and fling chocolate over the nests. The messier, the better!
➑ Lastly, fill each nest with 2-3 chocolate eggs.
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