Are these not the cutest things you have ever seen?! Ok ok I know they’re not a brand new original idea, but I still love them. You might have noticed that I don’t usually get so crafty around here. I definitely like looking at other people’s crafty food projects but most of them are far too finicky for my not at all finicky self.
But these absolutely adorable little chocolate easter nests are not finicky at all, even for someone like me.
I added some peanut butter to the dark chocolate since I’m a huge fan the chocolate/peanut butter combo. Remember those Peanut Butter Brownies I made a while ago? Damn those were good
I imagine that if you have little ones around the house that this would be the perfect Easter project to make with them. It’s so easy and simple that even the youngest could manage. Might be hard to keep their little hands off of them while they’re setting. It was hard enough for me to keep my hands off of them.
- ½ cups dried chow mein noodles, divided
- 2 ounces dark chocolate
- 2 ounces white chocolate
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter (the natural stuff may be better for you but the stuff with the creepy hydrogenated fat and other junk will give a much smoother finish to the nests)
- 2 teaspoons butter, divided
- Pinch of salt
- Mini chocolate eggs or jelly beans
- Divide show mein noodles evenly between 2 small bowls.
- Place parchment paper over a baking sheet and set aside.
- In a small sauce pan over medium low heat melt the dark chocolate and half the butter. As soon as the chocolate melts remove it from the heat and stir in the peanut butter and a pinch of salt. Pour the dark chocolate and peanut butter mixture over 1 bowl of chow mein noodles noodles and stir to coat evenly.
- Create 4 small nests on the prepared baking sheet and set aside.
- Next, melt the white chocolate and the other half of the butter over medium low heat. Pour over remaining chow mein noodles and toss to coat. Form 4 nests on the prepared baking sheet.
- Set the baking sheet aside for at least 4 hours or overnight. You could also place the nests in your fridge to speed things up.
- Carefully remove the nests from the baking sheet using an offset spatula or knife. Place little chocolate eggs or jelly beans inside the nests before serving.
- Happy Easter!