After trying the Peeps in a Nest the other day, I thought I’d attempt some more nut-free chocolate nests, and top them off with egg-shaped chocolates this time.
These were so fun and easy to do! Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 bag chow mein noodles
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- egg-shaped candies (chocolate or jellybeans)
Everything in our house has to be nut free, so I used semi-sweet chocolate chips from Target which did not have a “may contain nuts” or “made in a facility which also processes nuts” warning label. I melted the bag in a double boiler and added about 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Once melted take the chocolate off the heat and mix in the chow mein noodles. I used just enough so they were all coated with chocolate.
I used this brand of chow mein noodles that is nut free and had no warning statements on the label.
Next, simply start making your nests. You’ll want to take about a 1/4 or 1/2 cup amount of the mixture and shape it into a nest. I put them all on a parchment paper-covered pizza pan and that worked fine for me. This is incredibly messy, but that’s what makes it even more fun for the kids.
After shaping your nests and getting all the chocolate washed up, top your nests with your favorite egg-shaped candies. You can use chocolate candies or jellybeans.
I used these chocolate eggs from Hersey’s with pastel candy shells.
These candies are nut free and have no warning statements on the label.
If you use jellybeans, you’ll want to make smaller nests. The best part is, these not only look adorable, they’re delish! Have fun making this nut-free treat for Easter or anytime!