So, Easter was a few weeks ago…..but I only recently have had anything resembling spare time. So, here’s a post about Easter dessert….almost in May…..
I’ve made these nest cookies before and thought that I had everything ready to go once I was ready to start. It is important with these cookies to move pretty quickly once you start because the melted chips start to set up pretty quickly.
1) Melt butterscotch chips.
2) Mix melted chips in with a bag of chow mein noodles. (the crunchy ones)
3) Form into nest shapes.
4) Add chocolate eggs or jelly beans.
5) Allow them time to set up. (Or you can just put them in the fridge and hope that they get cold quickly.)
6) Eat and enjoy.
And, that’s how it should go. This should be a simple, no-stress dessert.
So, I started melting the chips and realized that one bag was just not going to cut it. Well, that’s fine because I had purchased two more bags earlier in the week. Of course, though, those extra bags were nowhere to be found! Ah!
Problem solving husband to the rescue! Ryan reminded me that we had a partial bag of chocolate chips. Would those work?
The chocolate melted quickly and smelled great with the melted butterscotch. I tossed the newly melted chips in with the already semi-coated noodles.
The chocolate/butterscotch combo smelled great but was sure messy! Far messier than just the butterscotch would be. So, it was hard to get the noodles in a nest shape without being covered in chocolate and butterscotch. As a result, the cookies ended up being a bit….um….huge. But, portion control is not my concern when it comes to dessert.
I decided to top half of the cookies with chocolate eggs and the other half with jelly beans. Big girl helped out by sticking the eggs onto the nests.
They ended up being very yummy. On Easter, there were already requests for me to make them next year. The chocolate/butterscotch combo is really tasty but I do miss the taste of just butterscotch. I think that next year, I’ll make a batch with chocolate and butterscotch and another batch with just butterscotch.
Oh…and those bags of butterscotch chips that disappeared? We found them the week after Easter.
On the kitchen table.