Mar 27 2016
You know how you lead a somewhat hectic life and still make the best holiday treats EVER?!?!? You make sure you find treats that are super easy to make and don’t take a whole ton of time. This Easter, these cookies were whipped up the night before, and I wasn’t exhausted afterwards. Full disclosure, these cookies weren’t my idea, I got them from PG Everyday, a site I might visit again the next time I feel the need to turn into Super Mom.
- 1 bag chow mein noodles, divided $2.49
- 1 1/2 tablespoons shortening, divided $0.05
- 1 cup butterscotch chips $1.99
- 1 cup chocolate chips $1.99
- 1 cup white chocolate chips $1.99
- 24 – 36 peanuts or egg-shaped candy $1.19
Total cost $9.70
Cost per cookie $0.40
1.) Fill a medium-sized saucepan about a third of the way up with water. Set a heat-proof bowl over top and place the butterscotch chips and 1/2 tablespoon of shortening in the bowl. Bring the water up to a simmer, but make sure the water never touches the bowl. The butterscotch chips will begin to melt; stir constantly as they do. Continue melting until the butterscotch is completely melted and has fully combined with the shortening. Repeat with the chocolate and white chocolate chips, adding 1/2 tablespoon of shortening to those as well.
2.) Once all the chips have melted, add 1/3 of the chow mein noodles to each bowl. Stir to completely coat the noodles in the chocolate or butterscotch. Don’t worry if some of the noodles break while you’re doing this. You’re making nests and want them to look a bit natural.
3.) Place waxed paper down onto two or three baking sheets. Take a small mound of noodles and place them on the baking sheet, trying to shape them into a small circle. Then, press your thumb into the centre of each cookie. Into this small hole or well you’ve created, place one or two of the peanuts or candies.
4.) Once all the cookies are shaped and have candies inside, allow them to sit for at least an hour to set.
5.) Serve, enjoy, and have a Happy Easter!!