Disclosure: Quarto Publishing Group provided me with a copy of the book, as well as one to giveaway, in exchange for a post. All opinions are 100% my own.
I absolutely love Spring. 🙂 The warmer weather, more daylight, pretty flowers and of course, I’ve professed my love for Easter candy! I’m a sucker for pastels, and Easter candy is everything pastel. Plus, there’s PEEPS!
I know a lot of people either hate or love PEEPS, and for me, I LOVE them! It’s kind of a childhood nostalgia thing. I have to get a pack (or three) every Easter. So, when I was offered a review copy of Just Born’s latest book Peeps-a-licious!, I was so excited to flip through this book! Not only are these recipes from Just Born, but quite a few food bloggers contributed their recipes to the book, too. There’s recipes from cute butterscotch nests to s’mores brownies and creme brulee. I also love that there are different holiday PEEPS featured throughout the book, like Christmas and Halloween. To me, it’s a really cute/fun book, and if you’re a PEEPS lover, I think you’ll enjoy it. 🙂
I decided to make the butterscotch nests, because I thought it would be a simple, festive recipe to share with coworkers. All you have to do is melt the butterscotch chips, and the rest is mixing/assembling. They are just too adorable. The original recipe calls for jelly beans to be the eggs in the nest, but you can really use any egg-shaped candy.
PEEPS Butterscotch Nests
- 11 oz. bag butterscotch morsels
- 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 1/2 packages (18 oz.) crispy chow mein noodles
- 15-20 PEEPS Marshmallow chicks (assorted colors)
- 1-2 packages of egg-shaped candy
- Melt the bag of butterscotch morsels in a medium microwave-safe bowl, in 30 second increments (being sure to stir the morsels after every microwave cycle).
- Once the morsels are fully melted, mix in the smooth peanut butter, until it’s a smooth consistency. In a large bowl, add the crispy chow mein noodles, and then drizzle the butterscotch/peanut butter mixture over it. Carefully mix everything together, until the noodles are well-coated in the butterscotch/peanut butter mixture.
- Prepare a sheet pan by lining it with wax paper or parchment paper. Then, spoon about 2 tbsp. of the mixture onto the wax paper sheet, shaping it into a nest shape (with a slight indentation in the middle). Repeat until the all of the mixture is used up.
- Refrigerate the nests for about 30 minutes, until the butterscotch mixture has set. To assemble the nests, place 3-4 egg-shaped candies in the middle of the nest and place a PEEP chick on top. Repeat until all of the nests are assembled. Enjoy!
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