This past fall, I hosted my first baby shower for a good friend, which was a really fun process (not only because during the planning phase I found out that I was pregnant myself). While I’ve never really loved having parties for ME, I LOVE throwing them for others.
When preparing for the shower, a couple girlfriends asked when I’ll post the details of the shower on the blog….. ummmm? Well I wasn’t planning on it J. As I’ve been blogging longer and longer, I get this question more often from friends: “when’s that going on the blog?” Eventually you’re going to get a post detailing how I do my laundry. Kidding. Maybe?
To be honest most of the projects I’m working on never make it to the blog, especially if it doesn’t relate to organizing.
But hosting this shower was so much fun and, to my surprise, relatively easy. So I decided to share my entire planning process in a blog as a series ‘Bless this Nest‘ …. One post for food, decorating, invitations and planning.
I’m excited to share these cute bird nest cookies I made for the Bless this Nest themed baby shower!
Bird Nest Cookies
Servings: 12 – 16
Ingredients / Supplies
6 ounces (1/2 bag) of semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 ounces (1/2 bag) of butterscotch chips
¾ cup creamy peanut butter
10 ounces (roughly ¾ of a large bag) of chow mein noodles
36 jelly beans
Cooking spray for the muffin tin
Large microwavable bowl
Microwave the butterscotch and chocolate ships until completely melted, but not boiling hot. I heated for 30 seconds at a time.
Then add the peanut butter and mix thoroughly
Pour in the chow main noodles, adding about ¼ at a time mixing carefully until the noodles are completely covered.
* If you want your bird nest cookies to be denser/richer add fewer chow main noodles. For a lighter dessert, add more noodles to the mixture. There’s really no wrong way to go. It’s all personal preference! (I made mine a little richer.)
Apply cooking spray to the muffin tin liberally.
Scoop one large spoonful of the mixture into each muffin tin mold.
Place the full muffin tin in the fridge for an hour or two.
To remove the bird nest cookies, press a fork or knife on the side of the mold to ‘pop’ the nest out.
Add a couple jelly beans to the top.
While not necessary, I kept the cookies in the fridge until I was ready to serve. Although it didn’t melt or change shape, these are pretty dense chocolatey treats so keeping at a cool temp until ready to eat is the SAFE route 🙂 !