These are so much fun to make, and to give to neighbors during spring or Easter. I actually made some for my neighbor boys the other day, and they loved them. I also think they are great for family cooking night, allowing your kiddos to get involved in the kitchen as well. Plus at the end they can lick the chocolate spoon...I mean who doesn't love that!
Ok, to get started lets grease all the muffin tin walls with butter. This well allow your nests to come out of the pan with easy after they set up.
To make the nests you can do one of two things to melt the chocolate and butterscotch chips...
1. Place them in a microwave safe bowl and cook for 30 seconds at a time. After the 30 seconds stir and then place it back in for another 30 seconds until melted. I sometimes burn my chocolate when I do this so I prefer the second route.
2. My preferred route is to use a double boiler. I actually don't own one, but I create one. Find a sauce pan and fill 1/4 of it with water. Place the sauce pan over medium heat. While the water is heating up, find a metal bowl that sits on top of the sauce pan (without touching the water in the pot). This will create a seal, allowing the steam to heat the bowl and then melt the chocolate without burning it. Lord I hope that makes since to everyone...because it does in my head (scary).
After the chocolate and butterscotch chips have melted add the peanut butter. Stir everything together until it is thoroughly mixed together.
To the melted chocolate/peanut butter mixture, carefully add the chow mein noodles. Stir with a a rubber spatula until completely coated.
This is where the kiddos can help!! Get a large spoon and spoon the chow mein mixture into the muffin tins. Indent the tops slightly so little chocolate eggs will fit nicely after cooled.
Chill the nests in the refrigerator for 1 hour or until hardened. After they have hardened, I found it easiest to use a butter knife as a lever to pop them out of the muffin tins.
After all your nests have been pried out, place three eggs per nest. They are done!!!