The Baby Birds are Coming!

Photo by Eric Staudenmaier from The Secret Life of Food by Clare Crespo

Here ye! Here ye!!! The baby birds are coming! The baby birds are coming!

Let's celebrate this bursting season with a simple funny treat. Make these in whatever size you'd like! Nests are all different! You could make tiny ones and put them on top of cupcakes, and then you could put those cupcakes on top of a pretty flowering branch on your table. Ohhhh!!! Springtime outside inside!

Bird's Nests

Vegetable oil

3 cups mini marshmallows

3 Tablespoons butter (plus 1 teaspoon for your hands)

4 cups chow mein noodles

12 yogurt-covered almonds or jelly beans


1.    Line a cookie sheet with tin foil. Coat well with vegetable oil. 2. In a saucepan, melt the marshmallows and butter together over medium-low heat. Stir until smooth. 3. Pour marshmallow mixture over noodles in a large mixing bowl, and stir until well coated. 4. Rub butter on your clean hands and form balls out of the noodle mixture. Place on sheet. 5. With the back of a spoon, press the center of each ball to make an indentation. 6. Fill nests with yogurt-covered almonds, chocolate eggs, or jellybeans.