Cooking outside the takeout box
Better, faster, cheaper, easier - and healthier
Yummy, Spring-y and Easy
Most of it comes from the same handful of companies so that's not surprising. Oh, it's packaged under different names and labels but it's still the same stuff.
When a company makes a product for another company it's called "private labeling". It's done all the time from pasta to laundry detergent and there's nothing wrong with that. But, when it comes to Easter candy, most of it is cheap, waxy chocolate underneath fancy foil wrapping and stylish bows.
Can't make candy, you say?
Too much trouble?
Here's a little recipe that will change you mind forever.
Easy. Yummy and not the least bit expensive plus you'll impress the socks off your gourmet friends!
Easy for Easter. Special for Spring.
Great gift for your gardening pals.
Simple enough to make for wedding or shower favors, too!
|Chow mein noodles are|
available in the Oriental
food sections of grocery
stores every where
Special equipment - parchment paper and a cookie sheet
3/4 cup Chinese chow mein noodles (the regular thin kind)
Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper. You have to work quickly once the chocolate is melted so measure the chow mein noodles and count out the malted balls now.
I buy a couple of extra bags of the pastel, malted milk eggs at Easter and freeze them (unopened) in a sturdy container. This way I have the eggs if I want to make the nests at other times of the year - like for party favors or gifts.
|Ready to chill|