It is safe to say that no bake cookies are probably my favorite! They don’t take much time and they are always delicious. Plus, I can even have my kids help as a fun activity.
These birds nest cookies are perfect Easter cookies! With the fun egg-shaped chocolates or jellybeans, my kids always come back and ask for more. Needless today, the chow mein noodle cookies do not last long in our house.
In fact, if you want to know some good hiding spots for these cookies if you need them for an event and need to ensure they would be there long enough, I’ve found the laundry room is a great place as well as the coat closet. 😉
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Here is everything you will need for this chow mein birds nest recipe
Birds nest recipe ingredients:
- Milk chocolate chips
- Butterscotch chips
- Chow Mein noodles (THESE work great!)
- M&M’s, Jellybeans, Chocolate eggs or any kind of “egg-shaped” candy
Don’t like butterscotch chips? You can switch them out for a second bag of chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or peanut butter chips. I have tried all of those combos and they are all delicious.
Everything else you need to make these chow mein noodle cookies:
- Microwave-safe bowl
- Wax paper (THIS is my favorite brand)
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Time to start NO baking these chow mein noodle cookies
Start by pouring the two bags of chips (whichever you chose) into a microwave-safe bowl. Then, put it in the microwave at 50% power for 60 seconds.
After the 60 seconds, take the bowl out of the microwave and stir the chips. Continue to microwave the chips at 50% power at 60 second intervals until the chips are completely melted and smooth.
Once all of the chips are melted together, add in the bag of chow mein noodles to the bowl. Begin to stir everything together until the noodles are completely coated in the chocolate mixture.
Now that the noodles are coated, lay out a sheet of wax paper and drop large tablespoonfuls of the chocolate noodles onto the piece of wax paper.
WARNING: You’re about to get pretty messy!
Using your hands, mold the chocolate noodles into a “bird nest” shape. Then, place a few of the egg-shaped candies into the nest while the chocolate is still wet. Once the chocolate hardens it will hold the eggs in place.
Now, all you have to do is let them harden. If you need them to harden quickly, feel free to put them in the fridge to set up faster.
If you don’t have chow mein noodles on hand try these substitutes:
- Special K cereal
- Rice Krispies
- Potato sticks
More fun ideas to try
If you have any leftover egg candies (maybe not, I know I tend to eat some when I make these) you can also try making these cute hollow homemade chocolate eggs to hold more of the egg candies.
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