Are you gathering with family and (or) friends this weekend for an egg hunt? As we approach Easter, I thought you might want something fun to make for kids. Hunting eggs can really work up a hunger!
Do you make hay stacks during Christmas time? We love hay stacks. They’re also called Chinese Butterscotch Crunchies.
You make them with Chinese noodles, peanuts, and melted butterscotch morsels. They’re so easy…and delicious!
With all the bird nests I’ve seen all over blogland and Pinterest, I thought I’d try making nests with the hay stack recipe.
Melt the morsels and mix thoroughly with the noodles and peanuts.
Form nests inside paper-lined muffin cups. I used regular sized cups, but the mini muffin size would be fun, too.
Add a drop or two of green food coloring to a cup of flaked coconut. Mix well to make it look like grass.
Mix another drop or two into some vanilla frosting.
Top each nest with a small dollop of icing.
Follow with some grass (coconut). The frosting helps hold the grass in place.
The eggs also stay in place if you dip them in the frosting before placing on top of the grass.
I used Robin Eggs – the malted ones.
You might even want to make a double batch.
Easter egg hiders work up a hunger, too. 😉
- 1 package of butterscotch morsels
- 1 3-ounce can of Chinese noodles
- small can of salted peanuts
- 1 cup sweetened coconut
- 1 container of vanilla frosting
- 4 drops of green food coloring (liquid)
- Malted robin eggs, M-n-M's or jelly beans
- Melt morsels in microwave on high for one minute. Stir and cook another 30 seconds. Mash until no lumps remain. Add noodles and peanuts and mix well. While still warm, place mixture into paper-lined muffin cups. Let rest until set.
- Blend 1-2 drops food coloring with coconut until a nice, even green.
- Blend 2 drops food coloring with frosting.
- Place small dollops of frosting on nests and add coconut over dollops. Dip one end of eggs in frosting and place over coconut.
- This is a great project for kids.
Kids would love to help you make these – or help decorate them. Happy Easter fun!