Bird's Nests Cupcakes

Bird's Nest Cupcakes

  • 2 dozen cupcakes, any flavor, frosted
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 ounces peanut butter chips
  • 6 ounces dry chow mien noodles
  • jelly beans or candy eggs

Place the chocolate chips and peanut butter chips in a heat-proof bowl.  Set the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water; the bottom of the bowl should not be touching the water.

Stirring occasionally, heat the chocolate and peanut butter chips until melted and smooth.  Remove from the heat.  Add the dry noodles, and gently stir with a spatula until the noodles are well coated.

Use a spoon to scoop small amounts of the mixture and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Use your fingers to shape them into something resembling a bird's nest.  Top each with three jelly beans or candy eggs.

Refrigerate to firm the chocolate back up, about 30 minutes to an hour.  Top the cupcakes with the nests and serve.


Idea for Bird's Nests from Temp-tations