Sunday, April 17, 2011

Bird's Nest Cookies

Easter is on the horizon, one week away. Very exciting!
 The kiddos and I had an Easter party to go today.
My good friend Lori usually throws holiday parties for our kiddos. It's good fun. 
The kids get to play, go crazy, eat good food, and the adults get to interact with other adults.
It's nice! My girls made crafts to give to their friends and I made cookies and a nice fruit salad.
No pictures of the fruit salad but it was simple: apples, bananas, strawberries, and fresh pineapple.
It was really good, refreshing. I love fresh pineapple.

Now, cookies.

Original Recipe by Art of Dessert
Adapted recipe & photos by SomethingDifferentForDinner

There is coconut in this picture because I was going to use it in my recipe but ended up not.

12 ounce package of chow mein noodles
2, 12 ounce packages of peanut butter morsels
1/2 a package of milk chocolate morsels

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Pour the morsels in a microwave-safe bowl and place them in the microwave. Heat for 30 seconds then remove to stir. Return to the microwave and heat again for 30 seconds. Stir until melted. Add in the chow mein noodles and mix till combined.

Use a 1/4 measuring cup to portion out the cookies onto the baking sheet. If the mixture starts to solidify in the mixing bowl, you can reheat for 15 to 30 seconds to melt. Place two egg-shaped candies in the center of each cookie. I used the Easter themed Reese's Pieces.

Allow to set for at least 5 minutes before serving or transferring. I let mine sit for several hours, to fully harden.

One thing I would do different is the size of the cookies. They are so rich and filling, that they seemed a bit much. A smaller size would have been good I think.

Cheers! Thanks for coming by!!


  1. These look delicious! Good thing I don't live closer. I'm experiencing serious peanut butter confection envy!
    Your current read is a good one too.

  2. This looks so kids would love it!!
    thanks for sharing!

  3. Birds' nests are so classic for Easter and I love that they're so easy. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cookies up.

  4. Hey I host a blog hop and I'd LOVE if you came over and shared a recipe! Here's the link :)


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