Whenever we have a holiday celebration I try to make some sort of treat the children will enjoy. This time I found a recipe on Six Sisters Stuff.
These are called Butterscotch Bird Nest Treats.
Of course, my version does not look impressive. It is not well-photographed, either, but I expect the children will love them. Oh, and I did not fill the nests with Cadbury Mini Eggs, which I should have, but I did not have any on hand and I have sworn off driving for a little while.
This is what mine looked like:
This is how to make them:
In a large glass bowl (I used a large crock pot insert), place 12 ounces of butterscotch chips and 12 ounces of white chocolate chips. Put in microwave for 2 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir well. If the chips are not all melted, return to microwave for another 30 seconds. Stir again. Add one 12-ounce bag of chow mein noodles and stir very well Don't worry about the sound of the noodles breaking up. This is supposed to look like a bird nest. The bird nests I have seen are all riffy raffy looking so broken noodles are just fine.
For shaping the bird nests, I put a scoop of the mixture into cupcake papers set in a muffin tin. With a spoon, and then with my finger, I tried to make a little indentation in the middle of the bird nest for the "eggs". Mine don't look like bird nests but I did not want to get all that sweet on my fingers and then lick it off. I am off sweets for a while, too. Forever, if I am smart...