Jelly Bean Nests

Jelly Bean Nests

An Easter craft that doubles as dessert! Kids will love to fill these nests with candy.

30 min. prep time
12 nests
454 Ratings


2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 (6-ounce) package (4 cups) chow mein noodles
Jelly beans


Butter 12-cup muffin pan; set aside.

Combine marshmallows and butter in 2-quart saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, 6-8 minutes or until melted. Stir in noodles until very well coated.

Press mixture onto bottom and up sides of each muffin pan cup with buttered fingers. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until firm.

Remove from cups; fill with jelly beans.

Nutrition Facts (1 nest without jelly beans)

Calories: 130

Fat: 8g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 105mg

Carbohydrates: 14g

Dietary Fiber: <1g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #0846©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Have been making these every Easter for several years. Everyone loves them and they look so cute at everyones place setting for Easter dinner. I like to tint some coconut green and add that to the nest to look like straw before I add some jelly beans.
I filled my nests with chocolate robin eggs instead of jelly beans and they were adorable. The kids and the adults loved them!
I made this for my grandson's kindergarten class in 2009. At the time I ended up giving recipes to the clerk at the grocery store, the secretary for the elementary school and three teachers. I am making them again for the first grade class and will try and find chocolate chicks to put in them with the jelly bean eggs. they are darling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You have to work fast before they get to sticky. Put one at eash placesetting at Easter and everyone will love them. Thanks

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