Chocolate Egg Nests Chocolate Egg Nests

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Savoury chow mein noodles keep these treats from veering into too-sweet territory.

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 40 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • pinch salt
  • 4 cups crispy fried chow mein noodles
  • 1 188 g bag mini candy-coated chocolate eggs (such as Cadbury Mini Eggs) (about 1 cup)


Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In large heatproof bowl set over saucepan of gently simmering water, melt chocolate chips, stirring, until smooth. Stir in peanut butter and salt; fold in chow mein noodles until coated. 

Spoon by heaping 1 tbsp onto prepared pans; using back of spoon, form well in centre of each. Divide chocolate eggs among nests. Refrigerate until firm, about 20 minutes.

Test Kitchen Tip: The chow mein noodles in these nests are made by cutting, boiling and then deep-frying Chinese egg noodles. Look for them at bulk food stores or in the international aisle of your local grocery store. Make the nests in advance and store them in a resealable plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to five days or in the freezer for up to a month.

Makes about 24 pieces.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 122 mg
  • Sugars 12 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 145
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Potassium 67 mg
  • Cholesterol 1 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 18 g
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Chocolate Egg Nests