Friday, March 11, 2011

Welcome Spring! Bird Nest Snacks

Are you ready for spring?
I am not only ready... I'm getting impatient!
Here is a fun and simple treat you and your kids can make that I'm sure you'll all enjoy!


Adorable!  Don't you think??
These are so simple to whip up!


Ingredients:
-  2 Cups Chinese Noodles
-  1 Cup Rice Krispies Cereal
-  1 Cup Mini Marshmallows
-  1 Pkg. Butterscotch Chips
-  Peeps
-  Jellybeans or other Egg-shaped Treat
-  Wax Paper

Directions:

Step 1
Empty the butterscotch chips into a microwave safe bowl.  Follow the package directions to melt them, mixing them until smooth.

Here is mine after it's first minute in the microwave at 70% power.  I stirred, and put it in for another session.

I was melting the butterscotch chips while my son helped with this step..

Step 2.
In a separate bowl, measure out your Chinese Noodles.... 2 cups


Add 1 cup of Rice Krispies cereal.  You might need to taste them to make sure they are good.  Wesley gave his approval.

Pour the noodle and cereal mix into the melted butterscotch chips.

Add your marshmallows, and gently stir until everything is well coated with the melted butterscotch chips.

Step 3
Drop a large spoonful of the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper.  Try to mash down the middle and build up the sides to look like a nest.

Step 4
Add a little birdie (peep) and a few eggs to each nest.  It may be hard to resist them at this point.  Luckily... they just need to set for a bit so the butterscotch can harden.  Set them aside on the counter and they will be ready in a matter of minutes!



And there you have it!


SOOOO Cute!
And let me add, very yummy!

**Note**
This recipe made 6 bird nests.  You could make them much smaller, getting more from a batch, and omitting the Peeps... so you'd just have little nests with a few eggs.  I just couldn't resist using the Peeps.


ENJOY!

65 comments:

  1. Very cute! Great idea for a spring time treat.

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  2. both delicious and cute...

    too bad we do not have all the products in Denmark :( would like to have tried it with my kids ☺

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  3. So gorgeous, I love these! Can't wait to get making some with my little girl, thanks for sharing :-)

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  4. LOVE this! I will be making htese for sure! Thanks!!

    Kelly

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  5. I love making easy treats.
    Come visit at www.Amandas-events.blogspot.com

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  6. So adorable with the little bird:)

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  7. These are SO CUTE!!! I've made the nest before, but never thought of putting a birdie in it --- great idea! Definitely saving this in my recipe folder!!

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  8. These are adorable. I am definately going to make these. I actually have this on hand because I was going to make the noodles recipe at Christmas and didn't. Just have to get the birds and jelly beans!!!

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  9. These are too cute! What a pity we don't have peeps over here in SA!! I'll have to source some other birdies!

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  10. I love this idea! I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link them up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/03/sweets-for-saturday-8.html

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  11. I'm going to make these for the gals at work. It's going to knock their socks off! :)

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  12. Oooh Rachel these are cute cute cute! Love them! May I "invite you back" to my place and our "Kids Get Crafty" (I joined your linky party last week too, so looks like we are like minded!!)

    Latest one is here: http://www.redtedart.com/2011/03/09/kids-get-crafty-faces/ And there is a new one each Wednesday. Would love for you to join us regularly!!

    Thank you!

    Maggy

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  13. Aaaw we don't get "peeps" here in the UK but i like the idea of making them with eggs only.
    (though we don't have butterscotch chips either, hmmm
    i wonder if butter scotch sauce would be too runny?)

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  14. oh these look great! thanks for sharing these!

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  15. So so adorable! I wish I would have seen this post before I went to the grocery store...I just got home about 10 minutes ago and am tempted to go back to get stuff to make these!

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  16. I've seen these nests before, but never with the Peeps. Your version is so much cuter since it really does look like a nest!

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  17. That is great! I just think you did a fantastic job.
    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  18. what a great idea - I am thinking about making these for my sons class.

    TFS

    tina
    pretty paper posies

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  19. These are too cute! I am definitely going to make these for my daughter's preschool class! {visiting from Skip to My Lou}

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  20. So cute! I'd love for you to share this at my Make Something Mondays Link Party!

    http://sarahndipities.blogspot.com/2011/03/make-something-monday-link-party-2.html

    -Sarah

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  21. Such a great idea, so cute, and fun for the kids! We're featuring birds this week at the M&T Spotlight and I'd love for you to submit this. http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

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  22. My apologies, you already did! I've been out of town and hadn't gotten caught up on all the submissions. Thanks for sharing - it's darling!

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  23. I just love these, reminds me so much of making them when I was a kid! I shall make some with my boys this weekend, I might even let them eat some!! LOL

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  24. i love making these! never tried it with rice krispies! i'll have to give that a whirl this year!!

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  25. These look so great!! Awesome when the kiddies jump in. Love this idea.

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  26. Saw you at Young Nester $10 Tuesdays. These are the best looking little snacks! I am totally going to have to make some. I might wrap one up in cellophane with a ribbon for ds's bus drivers, teachers, etc for an Easter gift.

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  27. Absolutely ADORABLE! cant wait to try it!

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  28. So cute! Thanks for sharing. I think I'll make these for easter with my brothers :)

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  29. what a cute idea. my kids would love making these, and they look adorable!

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  30. That is adorable! I will have to do that!

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  31. (thank you for linking up!!! :-)

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  32. These are SO cute and look so yummy too!! :) I would love for you to come link up your tutorial to my Tutorial Tuesday linky party over at The Little Birdie. I have lots of moms looking for easy projects to do with their kids, and this is just great!

    Here's the direct link to the party page:
    http://littlebirdiebaby.blogspot.com/2011/03/tutorial-tuesday-dressed-up-hand-towels.html

    I hope to see you there! :)

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  33. This is so stinkin cute! I remember making birds nest when I was little, it was one of my best memories!! Thanks for sharing..stopping by from Someday Crafts linky!

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  34. Love It!!! Can't wait to make these with my 3 kiddos!!! Smiles~ Noelle

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  35. love it!

    I am having a giveaway on my blog. $35 + free shipping to get a custom trendy backpacks from Paige Holliday Designs, an Etsy store. All you have to do to win is leave a comment saying which backpack you like.

    http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/2011/03/35-store-credit-free-shipping-to-get.html

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  36. I've seen birds nests treats before but never with the birds and eggs in them! How cute and clever of an idea!

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  37. Yay for anything to do with Peeps!! Love the idea. Thanks linking up to A Marvelous Mess!!
    http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com

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  38. Adorable! I bet they are yummy too! Will have to try these! Thanks for linking up!
    I'll be featuring this in my Feature Friday post.

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  39. Absolutely adorable!

    I have featured it on my Celebrations and Holidays blog. Here's the link:
    http://celebrationsandholidays.blogspot.com/2011/03/spring-bird-nest-snacks-by-sun-scholars.html

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  40. CUTE!

    They turned out very well!

    Kerri

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  41. I'm super impatient too! Those look awesome! Thank you for sharing the recipe!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  42. Thanks for linking up to Sister Sister, we loved this project and will be featuring it at our linky party this weekend. Woohoo!

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  43. You have such creative ideas!! So happy you joined last weeks K.I.S.S. blog bash, your creativity is appreciated. Please remember tomorrow is another fun blog bash, drop by & share more inspiring ideas! Also, please link this yummy treat up at The Homespun Bake Shop @ The Tattered Tag. :)

    Drop by The Tattered Tag

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  44. rachel this is DARLING!! and YUMMY- lol :) come link up w/ us this weekend: lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com

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  45. Those are SO cute! I didn't realize at first the nest was edible! How creative, I may have to steal this idea :) Thanks for linking up at http://itssewforyou.blogspot.com

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  46. What a great idea. Please add my e-mail address to get your blog. Susan steveac@bellsouth.net

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  47. I love your little creations!!! I've added these to my easter menu! :) Can't wait to see how mine turn out!

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  48. Love these! I am using them at our Bird themed Mommy and Me Book Club tomorrow and will link back to you when I post our pics of the day. Thanks for the super cute idea!

    http://www.preschoolbookclub.blogspot.com/

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  49. I LOVE these little treats--brilliant! I included them in my roundup of fun treats for kiddos--here's the link if you're interested in checking it out!

    http://twogirlsbeingcrafty.blogspot.com/2011/03/linky-love-semi-crafty-fun-food-for.html

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  50. My daughter and I made these today. So fun! I included a link to your post when I blogged about it here: http://curlymo.blogspot.com/2011/03/bird-nest-snacks.html.

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  51. Featured these on Easter Get Crafty today :-)))))

    http://www.redtedart.com/2011/04/01/easter-get-crafty/

    Grab a featured button if you wish! http://www.redtedart.com/get-crafty-badges/

    Maggy

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  52. These are so cute! Not only great for spring but they would be cute for a baby shower too!

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  53. Hey just wanted to tell you along with my Tie Dyed Easter Eggs this project is featured on this site:

    http://allwomenstalk.com/10-fun-and-easy-easter-projects/

    Take a look! Pretty cool!

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  54. These are darling! Would you be so kind as to link up at Muffin Monday and share your recipe? Our readers will love it! Thanks!http://www.talkingdollarsandcents.net/muffin-monday-oatmeal-muffins

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  55. Making them right now for a bake sale tomorrow! Using Cadbury mini eggs because they look so real! Thanks so much for the idea!!!

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  56. Very clever. Well done for being so innovative.

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  57. i just made these and found that the marshmallows did not really melt all the way..it may have been because I didn't move fast enough after the chips melted. However, in your directions you say to add the marshmallows in and stir until mixed but when I tried to form it into a basket, it wasn't sticking very well or molding into a basket. So, I melted the whole mixture in the microwave a little longer and once I did that- it formed into a basket much better! I dont know if you had trouble with this but just wanted to share!

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