If you have no time for decorating Easter eggs make Easter Peeps in a Nest instead. Super quick and easy and much less messy than egg decorating. | QueenofMyKitchen.com

If you have no time for decorating Easter eggs this year then try making Easter Peeps in a Nest instead. The whole process (excluding the time needed for them to set) takes no more than 15 or 20 minutes. I had plans to decorate eggs and cookies this year but got so busy with work that I couldn’t fit it in. It left me feeling nostalgic for the times when my girls were little and we devoted an entire afternoon to decorating eggs and cookies. When I saw the idea for these Easter Peeps in a Nest on The Today Show the other morning, I thought they looked simple and quick and that making them would fill the little hole I had in my heart for days gone by. I searched and searched on-line for the recipe but couldn’t find it so I decided to just wing it. I think they came out pretty cute!

If you have no time for decorating Easter eggs make Easter Peeps in a Nest instead. Super quick and easy and much less messy than egg decorating. | QueenofMyKitchen.com


Easter wouldn’t be Easter without the iconic Marshmallow Peep!

If you have no time for decorating Easter eggs make Easter Peeps in a Nest instead. Super quick and easy and much less messy than egg decorating. | QueenofMyKitchen.com

Allow the Easter Peeps in a Nest to set completely before removing them from the baking sheet.  If they’re not completely dry they may fall apart.

If you have no time for decorating Easter eggs make Easter Peeps in a Nest instead. Super quick and easy and much less messy than egg decorating. | QueenofMyKitchen.comHappy Easter!

Easter Peeps in a Nest
 
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Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • 1 – 6oz. package of chow mein noodles
  • 20 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 35 jelly beans
  • 5 marshmallow peeps/chicks
Instructions
  1. Melt the chocolate by placing it in a heat safe glass bowl over a pot of simmering water. Stir until fully melted then remove from the heat and stir in the chow mein noodles until they are completely coated with the chocolate.
  2. Using a food scoop or ½ cup measure, place mounds of the chocolate/chow mein noodle mixture on a parchment lined baking sheet. Use a spoon to flatten each mound slightly and make an indentation in the middle to mimic the shape of a nest. Place one peep in the middle of each nest and then surround it with 6 or 7 jelly beans.
  3. Let the nests sit undisturbed for several hours until set.
  4. Yield: 5 Easter Peeps in a Nest.

 

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If you have no time for decorating Easter eggs make Easter Peeps in a Nest instead. Super quick and easy and much less messy than egg decorating. | QueenofMyKitchen.com

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