Happy Easter, everyone! Do you have your Easter dresses and baskets ready? I sure do as well as some no-bake chocolate Easter nests and a sugar-high to accompany them! (Hence the exclamation points)
I had quite the dilemma this weekend. The oven broke. And I was supposed to bake cupcakes for the Easter service on Sunday. You know the cupcakes… the ones with the green piped frosting that looks like grass? And cute mini chocolate eggs on top? Well, 86 that.
I scrambled (pun intended) to find some other Easter treat that was no-bake. Enter chow mein noodles. I know, weird right? But apparently this is what people use to make those darling chocolate nests with the eggs in them. And at this point, I was willing to try anything and it was another eggs-cuse for chocolate. (Sorry, I am full of the bad jokes today). So I gathered the few ingredients I needed and got to work.
Honestly, I am happy the oven broke. I baked those cupcakes the past two years and needed to try something different. The recipe took no time at all and was surprisingly delicious–perfect for the kiddos. A combination of chocolate and butterscotch chocolate chips coated the noodles, giving the nests a crunchy bite of salty-sweet goodness. The mini cadbury eggs were the perfect finishing touch. I mean, look at them, aren’t they adorable?