- 1 (10 oz.) bag peanut butter chips
- 1 tablespoon solid shortening
- 1 (5 ounce) can thin chow mien noodles
- 1 bag pastel colored M&M peanut candy
Melt entire bag of chips and 1 tablespoon of shortening slowly in microwave or in double boiler on stove top. If using microwave, heat full power in intervals of 30 seconds at a time and then less as chips begin to melt. You want the chips and shortening to be well blended and creamy and hot. Do not overcook! Immediately pour can of chow mien noodles into peanut butter mixture and toss lightly to coat noodles. Avoid crunching noodle by gently using a spatula. Do this quickly, making sure the noodles are evenly coated. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper, gently forming into the shape of a nest, leaving a hollowed area in the center in which you immediately place three M&M peanut candies for the “birds’ eggs”. Each batch makes approximately 14 nests.