Edible Birds' Nests (a cute Easter treat)

From the Recipe Shoebox.

The ingredients:
1 bag stick pretzels
1 bag (12-ounces) butterscotch chips
Wax paper
1 bag small robin eggs (or jelly beans)
Peeps (optional) 

Directions for a fun kid activity:  Give each child a small bowl and about 3/4 cup pretzels.  Have them break pretzels into pieces about 1-inch in length (no need to be exact).   Set aside.  In a small microwaveable bowl, microwave the butterscotch chips on high for 2 minutes, stopping the microwave every 30 seconds to give them a quick stir, until they are melted and smooth.   Immediately add a couple of spoonfuls of melted butterscotch chips to each batch of pretzels.  Stir pretzels and melted chips together, adding more pretzels or melted chips if necessary.  Immediately have each child pour out their pretzel/melted chip concoction onto wax paper and have them form into a nest shape, by making them heaped slightly with a rounded shape and a little depression in the middle where their eggs will go.  Working quickly before the melted butterscotch chips have set, add the robin eggs (or jelly beans).  If using the Peeps, dip the bottom into the melted chips and place over eggs.  Allow to set for 15-20 minutes, or until set.  Pick up and enjoy! 
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