Step 1: Basic Bird Nest Ingredients
2 cups Chow Mein Noodles
1 cup Light Cocoa Candy Melts (or substitute 1 cup chocolate chips plus 1 tsp shortening)
Basic Nest Fillers:
Egg-shaped candy, jelly beans
Helpful kitchen items:
Microwave or stove
Wax paper or parchment paper
Microwave safe bowl
Step 2: Making the basic bird nest
1) Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper or parchment paper.
2) Combine 1 cup of light cocoa candy melts (or your choice of chocolate chips plus 1 tsp vegetable shortening) in a microwavable bowl and melt it in the microwave for approximately 1 minute. Stir the mixture. If the chocolate hasn’t completely melted, continue microwaving/ stirring in 30 second intervals until melted and smooth when stirring.
(Use a double boiler to melt the cocoa candy or chocolate chip/ shortening combination if you don’t have a microwave)
3 ) Let the mixture cool slightly so that you can touch it without burning your hands, but not enough so that it hardens.
Add 2 cups ( which is about 5 oz.) of chow mein noodles to the bowl and stir gently until they are evenly coated with the melted candy mixture.