Chocolate Nests

Published By :-Junior Chef     Author :- Junior Chef    Published Date :- 7 May, 2013

Chocolate Nests
prepTime cookTime
5 minutes 10 minutes
Serves rating
12 pieces
Chocolate Nests
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Summary

Chocolate Nests, Just melt the chocolate chips (or butterscotch, peanut butter or white chocolate), stir in some Chinese chow-mein noodles and peanuts, and drop the mixture by spoonfuls onto wax paper. Then, use two spoons or a rubber spatula to gently shape them into nests, and place your candy eggs inside.

Ingredients

  • Semisweet chocolate chips (Or, use 1 cup each chocolate chips and butterscotch chips; Or 1 cup each chocolate chips and peanut butter chips; Or 1 cup each butterscotch chips and peanut butter chips.)     :- 2 cups / 300 grams
  • Butter unsalted (use only with 2 cups chocolate chips)     :- 2 tablespoons / 28 grams
  • Chinese chow-mein noodles    :- 2 cups / 120 grams
  • Peanuts dry-roasted, sliced almonds or toasted chopped pecans    :- 1 1/4 cups / 150 grams

Garnish

  • For the Eggs: your choice of candy-coated mini chocolate eggs, jelly beans, Jordan almonds, etc.

Preparation

  1. Line a baking sheet or work table with wax paper.
  2. Using a double-boiler (or a metal bowl set over a a pan of simmering water), melt the chocolate chips and butter together, stirring until the mixture is smooth. OR, place the chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave them at medium heat for about 2 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  3. Gently stir in the noodles and nuts.
  4. Drop mixture by spoonfuls onto wax paper. Use a spoon to gently make an indentation on the top of each cluster for your candy eggs.
  5. Place the candy eggs in the nest. Let the clusters stand until set, about 1 hour.

White Chocolate Variation: Substitute white chocolate for semisweet, 1/2 cup toasted coconut flakes, and use the toasted pecans.

STORAGE: The clusters can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

Chocolate Nests
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Recipe type: Dessert, Kids Food
Cuisine: World, American, Indian, Continental
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Serves: 12 pieces
Juniorchef-Chocolate Nests, Just melt the chocolate chips (or butterscotch, peanut butter or white chocolate), stir in some Chinese chow-mein noodles and peanuts, and drop the mixture by spoonfuls onto wax paper. Then, use two spoons or a rubber spatula to gently shape them into nests, and place your candy eggs inside.
Ingredients
  • Semisweet chocolate chips (
  • Or
  • , use 1 cup each chocolate chips and butterscotch chips;
  • Or
  • 1 cup each chocolate chips and peanut butter chips;
  • Or
  • 1 cup each butterscotch chips and peanut butter chips.) :- 2 cups / 300 grams
  • Butter unsalted (use only with 2 cups chocolate chips) :- 2 tablespoons / 28 grams
  • Chinese chow-mein noodles :- 2 cups / 120 grams
  • Peanuts dry-roasted, sliced almonds or toasted chopped pecans :- 1¼ cups / 150 grams
  • Garnish
  • For the Eggs: your choice of candy-coated mini chocolate eggs, jelly beans, Jordan almonds, etc.
Instructions
  1. Preparation
  2. Line a baking sheet or work table with wax paper.
  3. Using a double-boiler (or a metal bowl set over a a pan of simmering water), melt the chocolate chips and butter together, stirring until the mixture is smooth. OR, place the chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave them at medium heat for about 2 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  4. Gently stir in the noodles and nuts.
  5. Drop mixture by spoonfuls onto wax paper. Use a spoon to gently make an indentation on the top of each cluster for your candy eggs.
  6. Place the candy eggs in the nest. Let the clusters stand until set, about 1 hour.
  7. White Chocolate Variation:
  8. Substitute white chocolate for semisweet, ½ cup toasted coconut flakes, and use the toasted pecans.5
Notes
STORAGE: The clusters can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

 

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