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Pterodactyl Nests

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From the kitchen of Geoffrey Gooden

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Recipe Details

Total Time:
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30 nests
Fun to make with kids, Kid friendly, Quick & easy


3 cups (750 ml) chow mein noodles
1 1/2 cups (375 ml) chocolate chips
1 tablespoon (15 ml) butter or margarine
Jelly beans or candy coated chocolate for Nest Eggs


  1. Crush noodles slightly; set aside.

  2. Melt chocolate chips and butter in saucepan on low heat on stove or in bowl in microwave.

  3. Stir in noodles. Mix very well to coat all noodles with chocolate.

  4. Drop mixture from a spoon in small clumps on waxed paper.

  5. Carefully place a few candies in center of nests.

  6. Leave until firm. Store in refrigerator.

Tip: Canned chow mien noodles work well as they are a bit finer. Try butterscotch chips or peanut butter chips in place of chocolate.


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