So if you have a child in the second or third grade, especially a little boy (or a tom-girl like I was) they will love this book and would think you are the coolest Mom (or Dad, Aunt, older sister….) EV-A if you let them make and eat ‘fried worms’ (and of course read the book and watch the movie).
Or stick with them as birds nests. They are totally cuter than worms!
There are several versions of this no-bake cookie floating around. However, this is my version that I love and think tastes perfect (and looks the most authentic as bird nests or worms).
One Year Ago: Monkey Bread
2/3 cup peanut butter chips
2/3 cup butterscotch chips
4 cups chow mein noodles
malted eggs, peanut M&M’s (Easter colors), jelly beans
Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
Place peanut butter, peanut butter chips, and butterscotch chips in a large bowl. Microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir. Repeat process until all chips are melted and mixed together. Once all chips are are melted remove 1 tablespoon of the melted chip mixture and set aside. In remaining melted chip mixture stir in chow mein noodles. Stir until well coated.
Using 1/3 cup measuring cup, scoop noodle mixture and place on prepared baking sheet. Shape into the nest shape. Dip malted eggs/M&M’s/jelly beans in reserved melted peanut butter mixture. Adhere to ‘nests’.
Let cookies sit and firm up for twenty minutes.