Kids love to help with fun stuff in the kitchen. Especially when it’s a holiday treat! This is the easiest, cutest treat to make for Easter. I think you’d be surprised to hear that melting the chocolate is the easy part! These Easter Egg Candy Nests are so cute. Before I came up with this method for melting chocolate, I would follow the directions on the back of the chocolate chips package for melting it in the microwave, but sure enough, the chocolate would seize up! (White chocolate chips were the worst!) It was so frustrating and tossing it out was expensive! Now, I just set my oven to 180° and put the chocolate chips in an oven safe bowl. I check on it every 3-4 minutes and stir. It works perfectly every time. At the bottom of the post, you can click on the link for our Cool Whip Truffles recipe using this chocolate melting method.
- 1 package butterscotch chips
- 1 package milk chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or shortening)
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (regular or chunky)
- 12 oz. package Chow Mein noodles
- small candy eggs, such as mini malted eggs, jelly beans or Cadbury eggs
- Preheat oven to 180°. Pour the Chow Mein noodles into a large bowl and set aside.
- Pour chips, peanut butter and 1 t. coconut oil (or shortening) into an oven safe bowl and place in oven.
- Stir every 3-4 minutes or until melted and creamy.
- Pour over the chow mein noodles and fold gently until all the noodles are coated.
- Spoon heaping tablespoons onto a wax paper or parchment lined baking sheet.
- Press 3 candy eggs into the middle of each "nest,"
- Allow to cool. Refrigerate until firm.
- For serving, put them in a cute paper muffin cup!
Preheat the oven to 180°. (Yes, that is a very low temperature.) This is the easiest way to melt the chocolate chips, without scorching or seizing the chocolate! Pour the butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, peanut butter and 1 t. coconut oil in an oven safe bowl. Stir every 3-4 minutes. It won’t take long for the chips to melt and become creamy.
When smooth, fold in the package of chow mein noodles. (Fold them in carefully so they don’t break.)
Drop heaping tablespoons onto a wax paper or parchment lined baking sheet. While still warm, add 3 small candy eggs or jelly beans on top of each. Press gently to make sure the candy will stay put. Allow to cool. This recipe will easily make 30 nests.
Keep refrigerated until serving time. Now you have an Easter Egg Candy Nest.
We also use this chocolate melting method when making our Cool Whip Truffles (You really ought to try them. They are easy for kids to make too!)