Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Easter Nests

I can't say these are amazingly delicious, but they are a fun treat for Easter and spring! I recommend making smaller nests for children.

-JIF Peanut Butter

4 cups chow mein noodles
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter
Jelly beans or other egg-shaped candies (Whopper Robin's eggs)

In large mixing bowl, use your hands to break oodles into smaller pieces. In large saucepan, combine sugar and syrup. Cook over medium heat until sugar is melted and edges begin to bubble. Add peanut butter and stir until smooth. Pour mixture over noodles and toss to coat.

With slightly buttered hands, form mixture into tight balls using approx. 1/4 cup mixture per ball (2 Tbsp for smaller nests). Make indention in center of each ball to resemble a bird's nest. Place on waxed paper and allow to cool completely.

Place two or three jelly beans or other egg-shaped candies into each nest.

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