The kids can help fill the nests.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
Yield:
6 nests
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line a cookie sheet with foil and grease with spray-on cooking oil.

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  • Pour noodles into a large bowl. Melt the butter and marshmallows over medium heat, stirring until smooth. Pour marshmallow mixture over noodles, stirring until well coated.

  • Rub some butter on hands and form noodle mixture into six round balls. Place balls on prepared cookie sheet. With the back of a teaspoon, press the center of each ball to make a hollow indentation.

  • Let nests set until they are firm. Fill each with small jelly beans. (Other small candies of your choice may be substituted, such as M & M's, small gumdrops, chocolate covered raisins, chocolate covered peanuts, etc.)

Nutrition Facts

307 calories; protein 3g 6% DV; carbohydrates 42.3g 14% DV; fat 15g 23% DV; cholesterol 15.3mg 5% DV; sodium 195.1mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2011
This is worth 5-stars for the fun factor and cuteness alone, although I actually think they're quite tasty too! I make mine just a little differently, although the basic idea is the same. I use 2 c. of the mini marshmallows and 1/4 c. butter to the 4 c. of chow mein noodles. Not saying the way I do it is better than this recipe as is, it's just what has worked well for me. I form the nests by filling sprayed muffin cups, then hollowing out the center while building up the sides with my buttered fingers. Rather than jelly beans, I use Jordan almonds in a beautiful robin's egg blue. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/20/2011
Very cute. I added come chocolate chips to mixture to give it a little extra flavor but was still kind of bland. Did like other reviewers and formed them into muffin pans. Instead of jelly beans I used Hershey's pastal eggs. Read More
(6)
41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2011
This is worth 5-stars for the fun factor and cuteness alone, although I actually think they're quite tasty too! I make mine just a little differently, although the basic idea is the same. I use 2 c. of the mini marshmallows and 1/4 c. butter to the 4 c. of chow mein noodles. Not saying the way I do it is better than this recipe as is, it's just what has worked well for me. I form the nests by filling sprayed muffin cups, then hollowing out the center while building up the sides with my buttered fingers. Rather than jelly beans, I use Jordan almonds in a beautiful robin's egg blue. Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2009
I love this recipe!! I have been making something similar for years. I found the easiest way to form the nest is to use a cupcake pan sprayed lightly with butter spray. It keeps your hands clean and they come out perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2009
I just made these with my 3 yr old son. He did the measuring- so nothing exact!! It took 16 minutes start to finish- I melted the butter and marshmallows in the microwave. We put Cadbury chocolate pastel eggs inside. They taste great-are soooo easy my son feels accomplished...doesn't get any better. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2011
We make these a little different. We add 1/4 C peanut butter and use marshmallow cream. The marshmallow cream makes them less sticky and easier to work with. Use a microwave safe bowl and then there is only one dirty bowl/pan to clean. I love these!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
Great fun to make with my children and they taste good too. Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs are the perfect size and come in great pastel colors for the eggs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2013
Essential to a keep a pat of butter handy to re-butter fingers between forming each nest. Recipe makes a dozen generous cupcake-size nests -- six huge nests would be more than one person could eat. Added four dollops of peanut butter for yummy flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2006
I loved this recipe because it was quick easy and festive for Easter. I put speckled jelly beans and a marshmallow chick on top. Then I incorporated them as part of the buffet table decoration. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2009
This was the basic recipe I was looking for- thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2008
These are very easy and tasty but messy. It's easier to lump out the nests then shpae them after they've cooled a little. Kids always enjoy them. I like them b/c the sweetness is cut by the noodles. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/20/2011
Very cute. I added come chocolate chips to mixture to give it a little extra flavor but was still kind of bland. Did like other reviewers and formed them into muffin pans. Instead of jelly beans I used Hershey's pastal eggs. Read More
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