Thursday, April 21, 2011

Peeps Bird Nest Treats

One of my favorite Easter candies are Peeps. I remember when I was about 6, the Easter Bunny had left Peeps, in my Mom's chicken shaped cookie jar, which resided on our kitchen counter. I was so excited and I think that was the moment I fell in love with these tender, chewy, sugary marshmallow chicks. Of course now, they seem to be making Peeps for any occasion, but the chicks still remain my favorites.

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I wanted to share my love for them with the kids, so I decided to make them some bird nests treats, complete with a cute little chick on top. They were so excited when I showed them the finished product. Queenie ate 2, sneaking one while I was throwing things into the recycle boxes, on our front stoop. That's how good they are. The colorful jelly bean eggs, just add a great cuteness factor, no one can resist.

Peeps Bird Nest Treats
printable version

1 Pkg white Wilton Melting rounds
1/2 C peanut butter chips
1-8oz pkg chow mein noodles (the orange crunchy kind)
1 Pkg favorite color Peeps chicks
20-30 colorful jelly beans

In a large pot, melt the white chocolate with the peanut butter chips, over low heat. Once melted, add the chow mein noodles, stirring carefully; not to break them up too much. Take spoonfuls of chocolate covered noodles and place them on a baking sheet, lined with wax paper. Arrange noodles into nest shapes. Place 1 chick onto each nest and place a few jelly beans around the bottom of the chick. Cool in the freezer for 5 minutes, until set.

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This post linked to

This Week's Craving
Tasty Tuesday (33 Shades of Green)

7 comments:

MM said...

Cute!
I'm so lame. I didn't make anything special for easter this year. Not even decorated cookies!

shopannies said...

how cute perfect snack for Easter

Miz Helen said...

Your little nest are just adorable, what a special treat for Easter. These would just be precious at everyone's table place. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week! Have a wonderful week end!

Martha (MM) said...

Very cute! I'm having an Easter party over at Seaside Simplicity - hope you'll stop over to link these up! I'm a new follower here. Happy Easter :-)

Michael Lee West said...

These are the cutest peeps! What a fun treat!

His Way or Her Way said...

Cute little chickies!! Love your blog name too!! Enjoyed visiting your blog!

Lori

Jerri said...

How fun! And cute! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!