Friday, March 27, 2015

Foodie Friday: Rustic Birds Nest | A Haystack Inspired Recipe

Spring has sprung and I am very excited about it. Don't get me wrong I love Winter, being from Colorado you have to love Winter otherwise you wouldn't live here.
Since Spring arrived last week, you can hear the birds sing, the bees buzzing and the daffodils have bloomed. Spring is mother natures fresh start, It brings forth new life. Have I mentioned baby lambs and cows, how very cute they are this time of year.
So I thought I'd make up a sweet treat inspired by the changing season. This would make a great treat for your Easter dinner.
This recipe is inspired by the classic retro treat called Haystacks. That are either made with noodles or pretzels. You could always substitute the Choy mein for pretzels.

Makes: 1 dozen

1 1/3 Cups Butterscotch Chips (11 oz package)
4 Cups Mini Marshmallows
2 Tablespoon Butter
4 Cups La Choy Chow Mein Noodles (6oz package)

In a medium sized sauce pan melt 2 tablespoons butter. Once your butter has melted add in Butterscotch chips and mini marshmallows. Make sure your stove top isn't set to high, you don't want to burn your marshmallows. They can easily burn if you have the heat too high. Keep stirring until they've melted. Once they have both melted add in your chow mein noodles. Mix into your melted mixture.

Line cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper. Scoop on tray into little mounds and press in the center. Once you've scooped them all out press in the middle Chocolate eggs. That way they will set up with the nest and not fall out.

Caution: I recommend using spoons and not your hands to form them. You will end up burning your hands. They don't need to be perfect. No two birds nests are alike so there's no need to hurt yourself for the idea of "Perfection".

Let cool 1-2 hours before eating. You can speed up the cooling by placing them in fridge for 20-30 mins.

I hope you enjoy this sweet treat, If you make them I'd love to see them. Tag me on Twitter or Instagram @ ChicCountryGirl.


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