Easter Nests

I know I know…this post is a whole season late…but…but…eh…I have no excuses…:P

So…for Easter…to be a little festive…I made these Easter Nests and gave them away as gifts. These are super easy to make, and they look pretty, and supposedly tastes good (I didn’t try one).

The original recipe uses jelly beans, but I don’t think jelly beans look like eggs, but look like…well…beans. So I wanted to use Cadbury Mini Eggs, but there weren’t any at the Target I went to, so I went with Almond M&Ms. 🙂

Maybe you can make some next Easter! 🙂

Easter Nests (makes 24…adapted from allrecipes)
1 Stick Butter
4 Cups Mini Marshmallows
7 Cups Chow Mein Noodles
72 Almond M&Ms
1. Spray two muffin pans with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a large nonstick saucepan, combine marshmallows and butter over medium heat. Stir until the butter and marshmallows have melted.
3. Stir in the chow mein noodles, coat well.
4. Using a large spoon/ice cream scoop, scoop coated noodles into each well of the muffin pan, one by one.  Using the back of the spoon/scoop, make a well in the noodles to create a nest (it’s ok if the noodles break a little, the m&ms would cover it, and each strand of the nest shouldn’t be the same length anyway).
5. Place 3 (different colored) m&ms in each nest.
6. Refrigerate overnight until set.

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter from Cafe Chibita!!

As mentioned in Random Chibita last week, I’ve never really participated in any Easter traditions, and that I wanted to do something this year. Now, we’re not religious, so our way of celebrating religious holidays is with FOOD!!! I wasn’t going to go big with a big brunch and a big dinner…I just wanted to create some kind of Easter-related snacks and I really wanted to use those plastic eggs!! At first, I just wanted to make some cool-looking Easter egg Jello, but the plastic eggs at my local store ALL had holes in them…

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There really isn’t a way to put liquid in there and have it not leak out…:/…so I decided to make these…

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I know…they’re not exceptionally fancy or anything…but they’re soooo cute!!! I found them on AllRecipes.com, although I skimped on the chocolate, but it’s basically the same thing…try it!!…it’s fun…:D

Easter Egg Rice Krispies Treats

3 Tbsp Butter
1 (10.5 oz) package Tiny Marshmallows
6 Cups Rice Krispies Cereal

1. In a large skillet, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
2. Turn off heat. Add cereal in 3 additions, mixing well after each addition.
3. Using food-grade gloves, fill cereal mixture into plastic Easter eggs (If you plan on putting the treats back in the eggs to gift, then make sure the cap closes when you fill the eggs). Remove cereal mixture from eggs and cool.

Enjoy, and again, Happy Easter!!
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