This is a cute and quick dessert idea that my smallest kid and I whipped up in just minutes. We are having a roast beef dinner at our house tonight for my side of the family, so I thought an easy dessert was in order. We made some vanilla ice cream and will serve these chocolate bird’s nests along side it.
The hardest part of this recipe is cleaning the chocolate out of your 8 year old’s hair afterwards.
I found a few recipes and modified them to suit my needs. I even managed to incorporate some coconut oil, but you can skip the oil and use butter instead.
Chocolate Bird’s Nests
- 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 package butterscotch chips
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- chow mein noodles (1 used two packages, probably around 6 cups worth)
- miniature chocolate or malted easter eggs
Melt the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and oil together. Add noodles and stir to combine (if the mixture looks too loose, add more). Scoop by the spoonful onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (or use a silpat like I did), shape into nests and put little malted eggs in the middle. Allow to set for about 30 minutes (I sped things up by putting it in the fridge).