Marshmallow Treat Birds Nest

How cute are these to display on your table for spring? The best part is that they are yummy too…

easter 008

This is a fun snack/ decoration that is so easy and fun to make that the kids can even do it ( with supervision of course! )

All you need is:

Bird Peeps ( I like the variety of colors )

4 cups of Dry Chow Mein noodles

3 tbsp. of unsalted butter

3 cups of mini marshmallows

1/2 tsp of vanilla extract

jelly beans

toothpicks

easter 007

The 1st step is to put butter and marshmallows on low heat in a medium saucepan… this step takes about 8 minutes for the butter and marshmallows to melt together ( occasionally stirring)

Once the two are melted than add in your vanilla and stir it together for about 30 seconds

Then add in the 4 cups of dry chow mein noodles making sure you mix these up really good and have all the noodles covered in the marshmallow goodness ; ) as seen below

easter 005

Coat your hands liberally with shortening, (butter doesn’t work as well) and  have some nearby for re-coating. I got this idea from http://bakeat350.blogspot.com/2010/04/sweet-birds-nests.html and my hands felt great afterwards

Next step is to form a ball with the noodles …. you can make them any size you want ( but I suggest no bigger than a baseball )

Then use your thumb to make the center of your nest!

easter 006

Once your nests have cooled then you can insert your jelly beans! ( some people like to use robin eggs ) and with a toothpick put a Momee peep bird on the side of your nest so she can watch over her eggs

You and your little one have now completed your adorable edible birds nests… Enjoy!

easter 009

Posted by

My name is Anne and I am a local mommy blogger ... Momee Friends is all about Long Island and all things local with the focus on family

One thought on “Marshmallow Treat Birds Nest

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s