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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Spring Nests - A First Day of Spring Tradition

    We have been making these nests for as long as I can remember.  The first day of spring meant bringing enough of these to share with our whole class in school.  MiMi (my mom) found the recipe in the paper many moons ago.  She still has the original clipping. It is just a tad bit yellowed with age.  I'd like to say this is much older than me, but my guess is that would be a lie!


   I am not sure if we have ever made a single batch of these.  We normally make them by the dozens.  They are normally filled with jelly beans and chocolate eggs.  Jax is carrying on the tradition by bringing some to day care.  He loves to bring treats to his friends at "school."  He is so proud to bring things to share.  


    MiMi, Kristie and I had fun making nests for everyone.  It had been a few years since I made them, but it brought back good memories.  I think the last time was when Tisha and her little man, Mason, were in town.  My family always loved when they came to visit.  I wish we could see them more often!


Spring Nests

Ingredients:

3 T butter
2 T creamy peanut butter
3 cups mini marshmallows
3 cups for 5 oz can chow mein noodles
shortening for greasing fingers
Egg shaped candy

  1. Melt together butter and peanut butter
  2. Add marshmallows.  Melt and stir until smooth.
  3. Stir in chow mein noodles until evenly coated
  4. Grease fingers and shape clumps of noodles into nest shapes
  5. Let stand on waxed paper until firm.  Fill with egg candies



15 comments:

  1. These are super cute! I love the idea of a spring tradition. Thanks for linking up with us at Idea Box!

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  2. Seeing that yellowed paper really makes me feel old. We have pulled out this recipe out so many times. Love the memories we have made in the kitchen.

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    1. This is an especially fun memory!

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    2. Love this! Emailed to several friends! I am going to make these! Thanks! Cindy

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    3. Great idea! Love this! Emailed to several friends! I am going to make these! So clever! Thanks! Cindy

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  3. I really like that these have peanut butter! Yummy, these look fun!
    I would love for you to share this over at my new link party Making Memories Mondays going on now!
    Cathy@threekidsandafish{dot}com

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  4. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle. What a fun idea for tea!

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    1. We have always loved these! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  5. What an adorable tradition! Pinning to make these with my kids. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday!

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    1. Jax was so proud when his daycare providers were telling us about how the kids ate them for snack. When my brother found out we made them, he came to get a tray and my sister took some to work. They are definitely a family favorite!

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  6. These are adorable! Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday. Hope to see you again this week.

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    1. Thank you! We look forward to them every year.

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  7. I love finding old recipes, it looks wonderful. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

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    1. We have been enjoying these for quite some time! They always make us smile.

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