Chow Mein Bird’s Nest

Hatching a plan to have springtime fun with a crispy craft.

By Michele Thompson

A combination of sweet and savory, chow mein noodles make the perfect nest for colorful mini jelly beans. This edible craft is perfect for an Easter or spring-themed kids party. Be sure to closely supervise your kids if they are skilled enough to melt the butter and brown sugar on the stove. For younger kids, simply let them decorate the nests with jelly bean "eggs."

1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 (5-ounce) can crunchy chow mein noodles
Miniature jelly beans

1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and brown sugar. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in chow mein noodles.

2. Divide chow mein noodle mixture into two buttered muffin tins and use your thumb (when just cool enough to touch) to press an indentation in the center of each nest. Let cool.

3. Invert nests and turn right side up. Fill with jelly beans.

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How many Bird Nests does this recipe make?

elmac324 on 2013-03-22 19:02:00