Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Butterscotch Bird’s Nests

In honor of spring break quickly approaching, and my longing for warm breezy spring days, I decided to make a spring themed treat! A year or so ago I found this recipe from “The Curvy Carrot”, and thought it was too cute to pass up. I pinned this to my Tasty Treats board so I could save it for a rainy day (like today)!

The recipe looked pretty simple, and involved no baking whatsoever. All you need for ingredients are: 

1 tablespoon of unsalted butter, for greasing the muffin pan (I used pam)

6 ounces (1/2 bag) of semi-sweet chocolate chips

6 ounces (1/2 bag) of butterscotch chips

1 cup creamy peanut butter 

6 ounces (1/2 of a large bag) of chow mein noodles

36 mini Cadbury eggs or jelly beans

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I started the process by spraying the muffin tin with pam spray to make sure the mixture wouldn’t stick once I attempted to remove them. Then in a large bowl I put the semi sweet chocolate chips and the butterscotch chips, and then I microwaved them in 30 second intervals, stirring in between. It only took two 30 second intervals for the chips to be completely melted.

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I next added peanut butter to the mix. I decided to add chunky, but you could do creamy if you prefer. I stirred the peanut butter in with the chips until it too was completely melted. 

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Next came the chow mein noodles. I used a rubbed spatula and mixed them in till they were completely coated. Note: It is okay if some of them break as the mixture is thick.

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Finally I scooped the mixture using a spoon into the muffin tins. This should make about 12 servings, depending on the size of your tin.

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I put them in the fridge for about 30 minutes to let them harden, and I popped them out with a spoon easily. I then topped them with Whoppers Robin Eggs and served.

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I brought these to a meeting I had tonight, and they were gone in a matter of minutes. They are so delicious, and have that nice mix of sweet and crunchy! I plan on making these again for Easter.

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