I have decided that, perhaps subconsciously, the reason that I have decided to go wild with Easter posts simply to push my blonde hair post deeper into blog history oblivion. Could be. It also could be due to the undeniable truth that I heart Easter.
After this post, I shall have accomplished two goals. The blonde hair post will be buried on page two and the world will have learned of more adorable Easter goodness – the traditional no-bake bird nest cookies.
Place these ingredients into a saucepan:
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup softened butter (one stick)
4 tablespoons Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1 pinch of salt
Allow to boil gently for one minute while stirring. Remove pot from heat.
Swirl in 3/4 cup peanut butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Oh the smell. These will be in heaven for suresies.
Stir in 8 cups of chow mien noodles.
Use a scoop to make even sized nests. A regular ice cream scoop is pictured above. Scoop onto parchment paper covered baking sheets. Makes a dozen or two depending on the size of scoop you use.
Press Hershey’s candy covered chocolate eggs (or smaller egg-shaped candy if you use a smaller scoop). Allow cookies to harden.
*Update: For even more flavor, melt a handful or two of butterscotch chips in the chocolate as well. Oh my!