Thursday, April 6, 2017

Easter Nests - #EasterWeek2017



Welcome to day 5 of #EasterWeek hosted by Bernadette from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
This week we are celebrating Easter and Bernadette’s blogging anniversary with all kinds of delicious recipes and a giveaway! From appetizers to ham recipes, we have everything you need for a great Easter dinner or brunch, and one lucky winner will receive a $200 Amazon gift card. 


It's been a crazy amazing week for me, you guys. My book debuted on Tuesday. I was on tv on Wednesday. My wedding plans are falling into place. I had two shows this week with my improv and sketch troupes that were incredible. The sun is shining and Texas is pretty. Some magical combination of gorgeous weather, having my book in my hands, a little antidepressant, and the wedding less than 100 days away just has me happy.

This recipe makes a delicious little sweet treat. I adapted the recipe from Cory's mom's Christmas recipe for "haystacks"--I thought they'd make adorable little nests and I was right! Peanutbutter and butterscotch go together very well. 


*As of writing this... it might not be the best week for America. Which brings up some very conflicting feelings. I try to keep my blog a happy place, so all I'll say here is that it feels very strange and selfish for me to be achieving so much, while there is so much to be concerned about outside my own bubble. Not sure what needs to be done, what can be done, but I'm going to try my damnedest to not just sit idly by. In the meantime, I'll keep this a place for food and lightheartedness, because I'm sure we'll need both.

Let's take a look at what the other bloggers put together today...

Today’s Deliciously Perfect Recipes for Easter:
Appetizer- Dandy Deviled Eggs from Cindy's Recipes and Writings 
Salad- Arugula Strawberry Salad with Chocolate Vinaigrette from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen Side Dish- Cheesy Green Bean Casserole from Making Miracles


Easter Nest Candy
  • 2 cups chow mein noodles
  • 2.5 cups butterscotch chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp smooth peanutbutter
  • ~1/2 cup candy shell chocolate eggs

-Melt the butterscotch chips. Stir in the peanutbutter, fold in the noodles.

-Scoop the noodles out by the loose cupful, and place on wax paper to set. Shape into nests with lightly oiled hands.

-Before the chocolate has set, press three eggs into the center of each nest.

-Refrigerate 10 minutes, or until firm.



ENTER TO WIN! Giveaway open April 3- April 17, 2017 to residents of the continental U. S. age 18 and older. This giveaway is sponsored by Bernadette Martin of Rants From My Crazy Kitchen. No affiliation with the cookbook authors is implied. Winners will be announced on April 18 and will have 48 hours to respond. Prizes will be shipped no later than May 1, 2017. a Rafflecopter giveaway

19 comments:

  1. Looks good! Happy blog anniversary:) Easter time the best to show our creativity.

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  2. wat a nice idear to convert noodles into beautiful nest with butterstochchips. kids will love this, perfect for easter party

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  3. Congrats on all your latest achievements! It's always nice to be busy in a good kind of Way and with things you Enjoy. This is such a cute recipe for Easter :)

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  4. Congratulations on all you've accomplished. And I love the Easter nests with eggs so cute! And as far as I'm concerned this is the best week America could have!!!

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  5. You definitely have a lot going on! I love how cute these Easter nests are. They would make anyone happy just looking at them!

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  6. There are so many ways to make delicious Easter nests. I just posted one this week too. Easy and fun to make...and really delicious to eat.

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  7. I love that you made yours without chocolate! I love chocolate but I know there are people that don't so this would give them the option of making these too with a different spin!

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  8. What a cute lovely idea are these Easter Nests. I bet they also taste delicious. Having special treats for celebratory meals is a must on my list.

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  9. Congrats on the book and TV features Love the egg nest. would make perfect cupcake toppers

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  10. How very creative and yummy to use chow mein noodles. When I make birds' nests for easter I usually use coconut for the nests so next time I will have to try the noodles. Yum!!

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  11. I've been seeing a lot of these lately, but I'm loving the twist on your particular recipe. I love the addition of the peanut butter.

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  12. Great idea for Easter brunch, they look fabulous!

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  13. I love that you added butterscotch chips, yum! These are absolutely perfect for Easter and exactly what I am bringing to the in laws- thanks!

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  14. Congrats on all your achievements and what a great week it has been for you. The nests just looks beautiful and love the flavor of butterscotch chips in the recipe. I love the flavor of butterscotch :)

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  15. Congrats on your achievements and wishing many more to come in your way. These easter nests looks not only beautiful but also they are delicious as it has butterscotch in it.

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  16. Super cute! Easy to make ... perfect for little kitchen helpers. Congratulation!!

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  17. Sorry to say but I am not able to download those beautiful easter images. Can you help me for the same? TIA

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  18. Congrats on the book! And upcoming wedding :) Easter nests are so much fun, I love making it with my kiddo. I love addition of peanut butter in this recipe.

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  19. These look so cute and Congrats on the book. I'm totally planning to make these Easter nests with my nieces for Easter.

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