Easter Nests

Easter Nests

April 24: Easter Sunday 2011

Colorful eggs are some of the symbols of Easter and spring. Just as Jesus’ rising from the dead represents new life to Christian believers, so do the eggs signify the birth of spring chicks. To celebrate the “reason for the season,” we made an easy, edible Easter treat—noodle nests cradling candy-coated pastel eggs. Easter nests are cute and creative to cook with kids and they brighten up a buffet table at Easter and spring get-togethers.  Blessings to all our blog readers on Easter.


(Adapted from Pioneer Woman)


  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 4 cups dried chow main noodles
  • candy eggs


Mist a muffin tin/cupcake pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, microwave the butter and marshmallows until melted. Stir well. Gently fold in the noodles.

Easter Nests

With buttered or greased fingers, press the noodle mixture into each cup of the pan.  Push up towards the sides and leave a well in the middle. Let set for several hours before removing from the pan and filling with the candy eggs. Yield: One dozen nests.

Easter Nests


  • Place Easter Peeps yellow chicks on the nests to look like they are laying candy eggs.
  • Stick a toothpick with names written on placecards on each nest for a festive table setting.