Butterscotch Birds’ Nests

Probably the first and only time I ever tried these cookies was when I was living in West Palm Beach about six years ago.  I remember the ones I tried were covered in chocolate and they were insanely good.

Fast forward to the present and thanks to Pinterest I came across these cookies and I was able to recall how much I enjoyed them the first time.

Mr. Mother Thyme and I met in West Palm Beach just before Christmas and these cookies remind me on how our life together began.   I know, it sounds a bit silly but its funny how little things remind you of different chapters of your life.  

When he got home from work today I was putting these cookies away in the tins to save for Christmas.  Of course I told him he could, and he could not stop raving about how delicious these were.  Per Mr. Mother Thyme, these are his favorites of all the ones I made for this series.  

If you are busy with last minute holiday preparation, these only take a few minutes to whip up so in the midst of wrapping and shopping you can make these. 

So as I present my final cookie for this year’s Countdown to Christmas Cookies Series I hope you enjoy these simple and delicious cookies that require three, maybe four ingredients, no baking and for me lots of memories.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Butterscotch Birds’ Nests
Inspired and Slightly Adapted by:  Art of Dessert

1 12oz bag butterscotch morsels
1 tablespoon shortening
1 12oz bag chow mein noodles
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)

Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. 

Place butterscotch morsels and shortening in a microwave safe bowl and on 50% power heat for 45 seconds.  Remove and stir.  Return to microwave and on 50% power heat for another minute or until morsels are melted.  

If you prefer you can melt butterscotch morsels with a double boiler instead.  

Stir in chow mein noodles until combined.  

Take 2-3 tablespoons of mixture and form into a ball and place on parchment paper.  If you desire, using your thumb you can push down the center to fill with goodies such as M&M’s or Hershey Kisses.

Set aside until butterscotch hardens.  

If desired melt semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels and drizzle over birds’ nest.  

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  1. It is hard to find many treats out there with butterscotch, it is kind of a forgotten flavor. However I do love the taste of it and am glad I came across your post. Creative use of chow mein noodles here, but it definitely works deliciously. Saved this one-yum! Have a Merry Christmas!

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