These magical little Crispy Easter Nests make me so excited for an Easter table full of kids. Now that I am a mom, Easter is one of my favorite holidays . And this year, we are having a house full of out of town company – my parents-in-law, sister/brother-in-law and their two young boys. I did a trial run of these crispy Easter nests this week to ensure that they would be special enough for the kiddos at our Easter table and I am delighted with the result.
I thought that the recipe was a bit strange on paper – chow mien noodles, marshmallow cream and peanut butter? But, if there’s one thing I’ve learned from Granny’s recipe box, it is never to doubt Granny. These Crispy Easter Nests came out picture perfect and delightfully scrumptious. They are little gobs of sweet crunchy perfection straight out of a child’s hopeful imagination. We are also planning an Easter Egg Hunt and a visit to the school to see newly hatched chicks. If somehow those Easter activities are a bust, I know these Crispy Easter Nests will still be a success!
As I made these Easter Nests, I remembered having these at Granny’s house. She always made holidays so special for her grandkids, and Easter was no exception. She made us these Crispy Easter Nests, Easter Bonnet Cookies, and served us Goldfish crackers in little mini Easter Baskets. Dinner was always delicious roasted lamb with mint jelly and lemon meringue pie or pineapple upside down cake for dessert. I can only hope that by passing these fun, food traditions on to my kids and nephews (we have 5 nephews and 0 nieces!!) that their memories of Easter will be special.
On a related note, if anyone in the Charlotte area has suggestions of additional Easter or Spring activities appropriate for kids aged 2-5, let me know! We hope you have a great Easter full of joy, springtime weather, happy traditions and of course, delicious food.