EDIBLE BIRDS’ NESTS FOR EASTER
Makes about 9 (3-inch) nests
1 (7-ounce) jar, marshmallow creme
1/4 cup, creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons, butter - melted
1 (5-ounce) can, chow mein noodles
1 cup, pastel M&M’s (or similar candy)
pastel Peanut M&M’s (or similar, egg-shaped candy)
In a mixing bowl, beat the marshmallow cream with the peanut butter and melted butter until mixture is smooth. Fold in (by hand) the chow mein noodles and the M&M’s. Chill the mixture until it firms and becomes easy to handle.
Using about 1/3 cup of this prepared mixture for each nest, form about nine
3-inch nests, and place them on a cookie sheet lined with waxed or parchment paper. Chill nests for at least 30 minutes.
At serving time, dust the nests generously with powdered sugar (using a sifter or strainer for a light, powdery dusting), and place several Peanut M&M’s or other egg-like small candies in each nest.