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Easter Candy Nests ~ A Make With the Kids Recipe

These Easter Candy Nests are easy to make, messy, fun and tasty.  This is an old school recipe that I remember from when I was little but I’ve never made it with my boys until this year.  They had a blast, got gooey and sticky, and I had fun watching them make these pretty little Easter Candy Nests.

These would be pretty on an Easter buffet atop upside down glasses ~ I filled some of the glass bottoms with speckled eggs, jelly beans and card stock flowers.

Don’t you love the morning hair and smiling faces on the chefs!!! It’s best to catch them right when they wake up for fun like this?!?

Yields 12 servings

Easter Candy Nests ~ A Make With the Kids Recipe

10 minPrep Time

40 minTotal Time

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1 jar {7 ounces} marshmallow creme

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

2 tablespoons butter melted

1 can {5 ounces} chow mein noodles

1 cup pastel M&M's


  1. In a mixing bowl, beat marshmallow creme, peanut butter and butter until smooth.
  2. Fold in noodles and M&M's.
  3. Chill until easy to handle.
  4. Cover baking sheet with waxed paper.
  5. Use approximately 1/3 cup of mixture and form into nests.
  6. Chill for 30 minutes.

The boys couldn’t wait to eat their creations.

And I had a nice memory from the past to share with my younger sons.

Linking to:  Today’s Homework: Be Inspired, Live. Laugh. Rowe., Beyond the Picket Fence, The Taylor House, Katherine’s Corner, French Country Cottage, Design Dining and Diapers, The Frugal Girls, 504 Main, One Project Closer, Simply Designing, The Shady Porch, Tatertots and Jello

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Wednesday 27th of March 2013

YUM-O! Featured you today at A Crafty Soiree! xoxo


Sunday 24th of March 2013

These are so cute! I have a young son and it's hard to find things for us to make together that are easy and fun. I think he'll love this!

Mary Beth

Monday 25th of March 2013

Thanks for stopping by, Jill ~ my littlest guy loved making them and my middle guy...he loved eating them!

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Sunday 24th of March 2013

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Friday 22nd of March 2013

Yum...I make a butterscotch version we call haystacks or hopscotch but I had never thought of using them as nests!!! Great idea! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend! D

Mary Beth

Monday 25th of March 2013

Oh...butterscotch sounds divine!

Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes}

Friday 22nd of March 2013

Yummy & a cute idea! Just saw your link over at Tidy Mom and thought I'd come and check it out :)

I'd LOVE for you to link up a few recipes, projects or crafts at my weekend Link Party {The Weekend re-Treat} on The Best Blog Recipes that is going on right now!

Hope to see you there!

Mary Beth

Friday 22nd of March 2013

Thanks so much, Shauna ~ I'll be sure to link up some posts this weekend!

Have a great week.

Mary Beth