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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.

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