Easter Egg Nests
*originally posted 3/17/2012
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening
2 cups chow mein noodles
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 drops green food coloring
18 Cadbury Mini Eggs
Line baking sheet with waxed paper.
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and shortening. Microwave at 50% power for 1 minute. Stir chocolate. Heat at 30-second intervals on 50% power, stirring after each interval, until chocolate is melted and smooth.
Add chow mein noodles, one cup at a time, until completely coated with chocolate. Form 6 nests on waxed paper. Place pan in freezer for 15 minutes.
In a small plastic bag, mix coconut and food coloring until coconut turns green.
After removing nests from freezer, top each nest with coconut and 3 mini eggs.