So. I have an Easter nest obsession.
I posted a No-Bake Chocolate Easter nest recipe the other day. Today I’m posting another no-bake Easter nest recipe. And this one involves peanut butter and marshmallow creme. Oh yes I’m going there.
I don’t know what it is about Easter nests that I love the most. The fact that they’re no-bake? Yes! Because they incorporate seasonal candies? You bet! Their cuteness is just too much to handle? Most definitely.
My problem is that I can’t decide which version of Easter nests is my favorite. When I’m eating one version, I’m all like “This one. This is my favorite.” Then I have the other version, and I’m all like “I don’t see how I could like any other nest more than this kind. Hands down, this one’s the best.”
What a problem to have, right?
This version comes together as quickly as its chocolate cousin. Peanut butter, marshmallow creme, and a little bit of butter are melted together to create an oh-so-smooth mixture. Chow mein noodles–which are so fantastic, might I add–are tossed in and stirred so they get coated with that irresistible pb-mallow goodness.
I’m not gonna lie. Marshmallow creme is sticky and can sort of be a pain to work with. That’s why there’s butter involved. To keep the pb-mallow mixture from sticking to everything. I always use wax paper when I make nests. Nests can be made with buttered hands or buttered spoons. It’s up to you. Fill the nests with whatever your heart desires. I can’t get over speckled M&Ms, so that’s that. The Cadbury Mini Eggs are also a good choice.
I don’t think I’ll ever be able to choose between the chocolate version and the peanut butter marshmallow version of Easter nests. But I’ve realized that’s not a problem.
I’ll always make both.
- 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
- ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 (7 oz.) jar marshmallow creme
- 6 oz. (or approx. half a 12 oz. bag) chow mein noodles
- 36 speckled M&Ms
- In a large microwave safe bowl, melt the butter.
- Add peanut butter and marshmallow creme and microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring between intervals until the ingredients are well-incorporated.
- Add chow mein noodles, and using a spatula, stir to coat the noodles. Don't worry if chow mein noodles break during the stirring process.
- Drop tablespoonfuls of mixture with buttered hands or spoon onto waxed paper, and shape into nests.
- Fill nest cavities with M&Ms.
Recipe from Ashley’s recipe box.