Yesterday, my son recalled just remnants of memories about a crunchy butterscotch childhood treat and began asking me questions. Turns out he that what he recalled was something my Aunt Ann used to make and give to him at Easter when he was only a toddler!
At other times of the year, she would skip making them into nests and just make little bunches or clumps and add nuts.
Sometimes, she made them using peanut butter flavored chips and added peanuts.
When I was pregnant with my son, she used to make them with milk and dark chocolate chips just for me and occasionally added some pecans or almonds.
Aunt Ann’s Easter Bird Nests
2 1/2 cups butter scotch chips
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
4 cups crispy chow mien noodles
1. In a microwave or large metal bowl over simmering water, melt chocolate chips and butterscotch chips; stir until smooth. Gently stir in noodles.
2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets.
Use small spoon or tip of small plastic egg or other item to form depression in center of each to form a bird nest. Refrigerate 10-15 minutes or until set.
3. Place 3 or more speckled jelly beans or other (appropriately sized to fit) egg shaped candies such as colorfully foil wrapped or unwrapped mini-chocolate eggs inside each nest.
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