I am not sure if there is a trick to keep from burning your fingers off, but they are pretty adorable, right?
I'm so glad I am just dropping them off and not sticking around to witness them all eat the eggs and toss the nest... or to see the sugar hit 24 tiny bodies at the same time. *snicker*
I think my kid made that cute little bunny treat holder in the background... I'm not sure. It came home in his schoolbag and I said "Did you make this? It's so cute!" and he said "I know! pshew pewpew" and continued on fighting evil or imaginary bad guys of some sort. Boys. Total head scratcher.
The recipe (which I doubled to make 24 nests) is very simple:
4 cups chow mien noodles
1/4 cup butter
2 cups mini marshmallows
I also added a tiny splash of vanilla.
Melt the butter and marshmallows over medium heat until melted, stir in the chow mien noodles - muster the courage to handle hot marshmallow and stuff it into the muffin tins so it (hopefully) looks like a nest.