Recipe: Easter Chow Mein Noodle Candy Nests

Rex Bell

When it comes to family gatherings and culinary delights, the story of Laurie and Carol unfolds like a heartwarming tale. Their shared love for culinary arts has evolved into a treasured cornerstone of their family’s heritage. From the delectable peanut butter fudge to the irresistible Easter chow mein noodle candy nests, their culinary creations bring joy and sweetness to every occasion.

Family Culinary Heritage:

With Laurie’s marriage into the family, her exceptional cooking skills became a reason for celebration. Little did they know that Laurie’s mother, Carol, held the secret to her daughter’s culinary prowess. When Carol relocated from New York to be closer to Laurie, the family was introduced to her cooking magic. Now, Carol’s dishes have become an inseparable part of their family gatherings, with each bite leaving no room for regret, even in the face of tempting calories.

A Memorable Easter Celebration:

Last year, Carol took the helm and hosted the family’s Easter get-together, turning it into a true feast for the senses. The preparations began days in advance, and the dedication and love poured into every dish were evident. Amidst the vibrant holiday decorations, one particular treat captured everyone’s attention—the adorable Easter chow mein noodle candy nests. The irresistible charm of these nests made them impossible to resist.

Chow Mein Noodle Candy Nests: Two Tempting Versions:

To cater to diverse tastes, we present two delightful versions of the Easter chow mein noodle candy nests.

Recipe 1: Butterscotch Delight


– 1 6-ounce package of chocolate chips

– 1 6-ounce package of butterscotch chips

– 1 5-ounce can of chow mein noodles

– Cadbury mini-eggs or jelly beans (to place in the nests)


1. Gently melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips over low heat.

2. Add the chow mein noodles to the melted chips, stirring until well-coated.

3. Spoon the mixture onto wax paper, forming small mounds.

4. Create a depression in the center of each mound using a spoon.

5. Place two or three candy eggs in the center of each nest.

6. Optional: Enhance the nests by adding a touch of coconut “grass” or jelly beans.

Recipe 2: Peanut Butter Dream


– 1/4 cup of butter

– 5 cups of mini marshmallows (about half of a 16-ounce bag)

– 1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips

– 1/4 cup of creamy peanut butter

– 4 cups of chow mein noodles

– Cadbury mini-eggs, jelly beans, M&M eggs, or malted robin’s eggs (to place in the nests)


1. Melt the butter and marshmallows in a large, non-stick stock pot.

2. Stir in the chocolate chips and peanut butter until fully melted.

3. Remove the mixture from heat and fold in the chow mein noodles until evenly coated.

4. Spoon the mixture onto lightly greased wax paper or a silicone baking mat, shaping them into nests.

5. While the nests are still warm, place three candy eggs in the center of each nest.

6. Allow the nests to cool before enjoying. Store them in an airtight container for up to five days.


This Easter, embark on a culinary adventure and savor the charm of these delightful candy nests. Whether you opt for the butterscotch-infused version or the peanut butter delight, the joy of involving your children or grandchildren in their creation will add an

 extra layer of delight. Remember to pay homage to Carol’s creativity and expertise, and relish the sweet memories created through these adorable treats. Enjoy the Easter festivities and the love that Carol brings to every dish she prepares.

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