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Jelly Bean Nests

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"Crunchy Chinese noodles and melted marshmallows make the cutest little nests for your jelly beans. Great as place markers at Easter dinner."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 143 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (12 nests)

Directions

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  1. Butter a 12 cup muffin tin.
  2. Combine marshmallows and butter over medium heat in a saucepan; stir until the butter and marshmallows have melted. Stir in the chow mein noodles, coat well. Butter fingers and press the mixture into the bottom and sides of the prepared muffin tin. Refrigerate until firm.

Footnotes

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  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 143 calories; 8.4 g fat; 15.5 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g protein; 10 mg cholesterol; 104 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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just darling and very good flavor. I made 2 batches; first batch as written in the muffin tins, and found that the nests are quite thick and big. Made the second batch with the suggestion of B...

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Super cute! Easy to make - perfect for little kitchen helpers. I thought the butter/marshmellow ratio was off. It was too greasy. I'd use half the amount of butter. One suggestion is to spray yo...

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just darling and very good flavor. I made 2 batches; first batch as written in the muffin tins, and found that the nests are quite thick and big. Made the second batch with the suggestion of B...

What a fun recipe. I have made these for years but have always added a little peanut butter to the mixture. This has always been a big hit :-)

This was a hit at my daughter's preschool Easter party. I put the jelly beans in while the noodles/marshmallow were still warm and they stayed put very well.

My family loves these. The only thing that I do different is use the pastel (Easter) peanut M&M's in place of the jelly beans.

Pretty table deco! Used Rice Noodles instead of chow mein.. they are smaller. also added cocoa powder and peanut butter to the mix for some flavor, altho I thought the crispy nests a little to...

Super cute! Easy to make - perfect for little kitchen helpers. I thought the butter/marshmellow ratio was off. It was too greasy. I'd use half the amount of butter. One suggestion is to spray yo...

These are darling, and were very easy to make with my 3-yr old and his buddy. The muffin tin trick worked perfectly for them. We used broken up pretzel sticks instead of the chow mein and the sa...

Use shredded wheat cereal..works/looks GREAT!!

This is such a cute Spring recipe. My daughter & I made these for Easter, and used Runts freckled eggs instead of jelly beans. Because some complained about the lack of taste, I added some cin...