Monday, March 26, 2018

Chocolate Peanut Butter Nests


 Yea, here we are outside on the patio for a Springtime tea.    Cissy and I made darling nests for a treat.  Would you like one?  The polka dot bunny tealight holder is filled with a painted rock that my son, Mike, did to resemble an Easter egg.


 This is my granddaughter, Cissy's, favorite cup.  I received this from one  of Stephanie's teacup exchanges from  The Enchanting Rose. 

 Whenever I get out this cute bunny planter, I think of my dear friend, Kathryn, who passed away several years ago.  She gifted it to me, and it's a gentle reminder of her.  I filled the cavity with my Shamrock plant, before I plant it outside. 


 Doesn't Cissy look so happy with her creations?  I had always made the nests with chocolate and butterscotch chips, and chow mein noodles.  I saw a picture on Susan's lovely blog, Savoring Time In The Kitchen, and tried her version, and it's with pretzels.  Cissy was sampling as we made them, and she REALLY liked the mixture!


Yield: 15 nestsPin it

Chocolate Peanut Butter Nest

Cissy and I doubled the recipe and we ended up with 15. Using either butterscotch or peanut butter chips with the chocolate chips, makes for a good combo.

ingredients:

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups peanut butter chips
2 cups crushed/broken thin pretzel sticks
Easter Peeps
Candy that resemble eggs (we used malted milk ones, but you can use  peanut M&M's)

instructions:

Melt the chocolate and peanut butter chips in the microwave, and stir.
Add the crushed/broken thin pretzels sticks.
Add spoonfuls of the mixture to a muffin tin that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
Add the Peeps and candy eggs, while the mixture is still warm, for them to adhere. 
Refrigerate the nests. 
When they are cold, take a knife and run it down the side  of each muffin cup, and the nest easily comes out.
Package the nests for gift giving!
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Here are the nests all packaged and ready for gifts!


Thank you for your visit!  Happy Easter Blessings to you!  xo

I am sharing this with these lovely parties:

35 comments:

  1. Gotta love Peeps! Your treats really turned out cute Kitty-Happy Easter Week:@)

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  2. I don't know which is cuter, Cissy or her creations! I LOVE the bunny planter!! Have a wonderful Easter Kitty!
    Jenna

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  3. Kitty, I love to see sweet Cissy's smiling face and her creations in your kitchen! The chocolate peanut butter nests are adorable and sound delicious and I love your adorable bunny planter with your shamrock. ♥

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  4. Yes mam I would have to have one of those treats. Would go so well with my diet coke. LOL! Yes that Cissy's face is contagious. Made me smile just looking at her precious picture. Love that tea cup. So very pretty. I hope you have a wonderful week dear Kitty. Happy Easter to you. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  5. You and Cissy make the cutest things when you get together.

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  6. Your chocolate peanut butter treat is too cute! I would have liked the pretzel version better too. The next teacup swap is just around the corner...I can't wait!

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  7. Those nests are so adorable, Kitty. I remember making some using broken up Triscuit cracker pieces. Love your bunny planter. What a sweet remembrance of your friend!

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  8. Looks like a fun springtime tea on the patio. Your bunny planter is so cute. Those treats are adorable.

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  9. Cissy looks so cute serving up her Peanut Butter treats. Lovely vignette Kitty. The tray with the bunny and painted egg, such a sweet memory and the cabbage plate. The tea cup and saucer is my favorite so far, it is adorable! What a lovely way to remember your friend than with the sweet gift of the bunny. Happy Easter Kitty.......

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  10. Well if those aren't darling!!
    That smile on Cissy just brightens up this "sweet" post. :-)
    Easter blessings for you all~

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  11. Oh those are darling nests...I might have to give them a try this week. Yes, I would like one. =) Or three =) Cissy looks so proud...how wonderful you get to make so many 'sweet' memories with her in your kitchen. Keep up the good work Cissy! A blessed and happy Easter to you both.

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  12. Yummy , yummy in my tummy ... Those are cutest little treats... You always do such special things with your grand children... and look at Cissy’s happy little face... I just want to hug her( too cute )She will remember her baking days with grandma always. The painted eggs, bunny and cabbage plate really set the scene ... and your shamrock plant looks quite content in the Easter planter .. I’d love a cup of tea in that pretty cottage cup and please may I try one of your little peanut butter chicks... M-m-m good....xoxoxox

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  13. Cissy always looks happy! It is one of her endearing qualities...that gorgeous smile.

    And no wonder...she is spending quality time with you!

    I see the Easter preps are well underway. 🐣

    A blessed week to you and yours!

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  14. These sweet nests look delicious. I too love a good cottage teacup and treasure mine. Happy Easter sweet friend!

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  15. She does look so proud of her Peep Nests, Kitty! They are adorable ♥ Thanks so much for the mention :)

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  16. Happy Easter!What a delicious and pretty post!I agree with Cissy,that teacup is just stunning!Best wishes!Hugs!

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  17. You and Cissy (my Mom’ nickname!) make the perfect pair in the kitchen!!! Have a blessed and very happy Easter!!!

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  18. Yes, Cissy does look happy with her creations! These are so cute and would make cute little Easter favors! I haven't seen them made from pretzels before!
    Sending Easter blessings your way. Happy Spring! Linda

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  19. You truly are an extraordinary G'ma, Kitty.

    I love you two make so many wonderful yummies together.

    Have a blessed remainder of Holy Week, and a joyous Easter!

    Hugs, prayers and love. ♥

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  20. YUM...a little salty with that sweet is always a good thing! I'm sure they are as delicious as they are adorable. Love that teacup too...I can see why it's Cissy's favorite! May you have a blessed Easter, Kitty! ♥

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  21. What a darling & simple project! I love seeing what you & Cissy create. No wonder she loves that teacup...me too!!
    I hope you have a very Happy Easter, Sweet Friend. ♥♥♥

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  22. Such a lovely teacup set... nice to visit, with love Janice

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  23. What a great treat! You have such lovely tea cups. Want to watch for the tea exchange your in, that would be so fun!

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  24. What a sweet tea cup and sweeter granddaughter!

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  25. Yes, Cissy ALWAYS looks happy when she's baking with you, Kitty! Those nests sound good, either recipe variation. I used to eat rice noodles out of the can like a snack chip. Your mention has me craving them again!
    Happy Easter, my friend. I hope you feel the joy of the season.

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  26. I am in love with that tea cup too! So enchanting.
    Cissy's smile makes it the best! Anything chocolate - especially the smell of chocolate reminds me of being a little girl and getting my Easter basket! That smell makes me smile too!

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  27. These are adorable (not to mention totally yummy looking!) That cup and saucer is beautiful - I love ones that have gold accents. The planter is SO cute - what a lovely reminder of your dear friend!

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  28. Dear Kitty: Please congratulate Cissy on what an amazing Pastry Chef she is becoming! I see her in a fine hotel tea room one day serving royalty! Thanks for sharing and linking and Happy Easter Kitty!

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  29. How cute. How delicious. I bet the combination of sweet and salty was a hit.

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  30. Kitty, I think you and Cissy have the most fun! She is a lucky little girl to have you in her life. I love seeing her sweet smile. Thanks for sharing and Happy Easter!

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  31. These chocolate and peanut butter nests are adorable! I have seen so many interesting recipes for Easter candy here on your blog that I am going to have to make some next year. I don’t really host any Easter events, so I tend not to get involved in any specialty Easter cooking or baking, but I think I need to change that. Great post!

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  32. Hope you had a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for sharing your special post with us at Full Plate Thursday! Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  33. That teacup is so sweet and the nest are so fun! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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