Make a Bird Nest You Can Eat

bird nest

You can build robin nests that are good enough to eat!

What You Need

  • 12-oz. package of butterscotch or peanut butter baking chips
  • 2 cookie sheets
  • blue jelly beans or Jordan almonds
  • 5-oz. can of chow mein noodles
  • saucepan and spoon
  • wax paper

What You Do

  1. Melt chips
    Stir baking chips in a pan over low heat till melted and smooth.
  2. Add noodles
    Stir in noodles till completely covered.
  3. Place on sheets
    Plop 8 to 10 spoonfuls of mixture onto cookie sheets covered with wax paper.
  4. Shape nests
    Shape each spoonful into a cup-shaped nest.
  5. Chill
    Put in the refrigerator to chill.
  6. Add candy eggs
    Add several candy “eggs” to each edible nest.Recipe by Ellen Lambeth; photo by Mark Godfrey
    This recipe originally appeared in the March 2012 issue of Ranger Rick magazine.

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