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Bird’s Nest Treat | Peanut Butter Chow Mein Cookies Recipe

Bird’s Nest Treat | Peanut Butter Chow Mein Cookies Recipe

Who said food can’t be fun? No one who ever enjoyed a Bird’s Nest Noodle Treat, that’s for sure! This crunchy and sweet creation is so adorable that you might not want to eat it were it not so tasty. It’s perfect for kids, parties, or just as a way to liven up your daily snack.

Bird’s Nest Noodle Treat Recipe 

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 (11 oz.) pkg. butterscotch chips
  • ¾ C. crunchy peanut butter
  • 5 to 6 C. chow mein noodles
  • Blue and pink Mike & Ike candies
  • Blue and pink malted milk ball eggs
  • Yellow writing icing
  • Black paste food coloring

Following instructions on the package, melt 11 oz. of butterscotch chips. Mix with ¾ cup crunchy peanut butter. Combine mixture with 5 to 6 cups chow mein noddles, stirring thoroughly until noodles are coated. The Rada Non-Scratch Spoon is ideally suited for stirring thick mixtures such as this one.

Mixing the chow mein for Bird's Nest Treat

Once chow mein noodles are coated, place portions of noodles approximately 3 inches wide and 1 1/4 inches high on wax paper. Allow several minutes to cool.

Placing Bird's Nest Mixture on wax paper

Take individual pieces of Mike & Ike candies. Cut candy pieces in half and stick halves on opposite sides of blue and pink malted milk ball eggs, dipping candy in water if necessary to aid sticking.

Creating Birds for Bird's Nest

Gently dip the edge of a toothpick into black paste food coloring. Carefully paint two eyes onto milk balls.

Painting eyes onto milk balls for Bird's Nest

Using yellow writing icing or gel, apply a small bit of substance to milk ball below the eyes, creating a yellow beak.

Putting beak on birds for Bird's Nest treat

Place the completed milk ball birds on top of the cooled noodles. For added enjoyment, place jellybeans or other round candy on the nests to simulate eggs.

Putting final touches on Bird's Nest


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