Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Nests – Simple, Sweet and So Pretty!

While I do love decadent desserts that have a mountain of ingredients as long as the time it takes to make them, I prefer treating myself to them at bakeries and restaurants, saving myself from the time, hassle, headaches, and costly ingredients involved. Even if a single serving is on the pricey side, it’s usually much cheaper than trying my hand at making it myself, and I can rest assured that it will be just about perfect. When I make complicated desserts myself, on the other hand? Sometimes they end up being expensive, exhausting mistakes.

Don’t get me wrong – I’m not about to throw in the baking towel just yet! If a recipe really captures my eye and sounds like something I’ll love, I will try my hand at it. That said, I tend to have the best results with simple desserts that contain just a few tried-and-true ingredients. Bear in mind that you’re dealing with a woman who considers a plain Hershey bar one of the finest candy creations of our time!

With Easter on the near horizon I’ve been doing more than just stuffing myself full of jelly beans and Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. I’ve also been looking for an attractive and tasty treat to share with my coworkers! I wanted something with a near universal appeal – something that wouldn’t cost a ton of cash, but would bring about a ton of smiles. And I think I found it in the Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Nests at (Note: They’re just below the Oreo Ball Eggs, which also look amazing!)

Here’s the lowdown on what you’ll need:

  • Mini Muffin Tins
  • Colorful Cupcake Wrappers (think pastels and Easter patterns)
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Crunchy Chow Mein Noodles
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly Beans
  • Cooking Spray or Butter

As you can see, all of the ingredients and necessary supplies are super affordable, and you really might already have them all on hand. If you click the link above you’ll find the easy-to-follow steps, and you’ll also find that this recipe is quite kid-friendly. Not only are there no complicated ingredients, which kiddos often make a face at, but once the mix is cool enough to handle they can even help you in making them.

What are your thoughts? Do Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Nests sound like something you’d enjoy? What are your favorite Easter treats to whip up?

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