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White Chocolate Bird Nests

I thought it would be fun to put a contemporary twist on a recipe that is a “blast from my past!” When I was a child I loved to make Haystacks, a classic recipe made from butterscotch chips and chow mein noodles. It felt so liberating being able to create this delicious little bites all on my own, no stove top cooking necessary! Now that I am a Mom, I thought my children would like to make them as well. Instead of butterscotch chips, I choose to use white chocolate and coconut. I also formed them into birds nest, and filled them with jelly beans to welcome spring. Serve them at Easter, spring parties or as a cute surprise at the next baby shower. I hope this recipe creates new memories for you and your family.

Ingredients

  • 24 oz white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup (1 stick) Challenge Butter
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 2 cups Chow Mein Noodles
  • Assorted small jelly beans

Directions

  • 1
    Place white chocolate chips and butter in a large microwave safe bowl. Melt chips at 30 second intervals stirring often. When melted, stir in coconut and Chow Mein noodles.
  • 2
    Mound mixture into 3 inch circles on a piece of parchment or waxed paper. Form a small well in the center of each to create nest. Work quickly, chocolate sets fast!
  • 3
    When nest have hardened, fill each with 3 jelly beans to look like birds eggs.

Recipe By

Living a Creative Life

Suzanne Clark is a mother of five and enjoys living in Phoenix with her husband and her family. Every day is a creative endeavor for Suzanne. A self-taught artist and cook, she creates award winning recipes and decorates homes with her unique style and artwork. See more at Living a Creative Life.