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Easter Birds Nests

Delicious update to the classic recipe using Chow Mein noodles!

Servings 24 mini nests


  • 3/4 bag mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 c butter
  • 4 c Chow Mein Noodles
  • 1 bag Cadbury's chocolate eggs


  1. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray. I used a 24 mini muffin pan BUT you can also use the larger, 12 muffin pan. 

  2. In a large, microwave safe bowl (or over the stop top in a large pan) melt the butter. 

  3. If microwaving: Add marshmallows, stir & microwave an additional 45 seconds. Stir, microwave an additional 45 seconds. 

    If melting over stop top, once the butter is melted, stir in the marshmallows until smooth and melted. 

  4. Add the Chow Mein noodles to the mixture & stir until coated. With this amount of marshmallows, it will be STICKY but that is good!

  5. Spray a little cooking spray on your hands (trust me on this!). 

  6. Put ~golf ball size scoop of the noodles in each cup of hte muffin pan. Once all of them are full, use your thumbs to scupt the nests with a little hole in the middle

  7. Put pan in the refrigerator for at least an hour or so, to set. 

  8. Fill with a candy egg & enjoy! I found these gorgeous Cadbury Shimmer eggs - they look lovely in the nests!