I don’t know what it is about these fried noodles, they just do things to people regardless of what form they take – everyone loves them! In my mind, their most pure form will always be chocolate spiders, the childhood treat of my dreams (I rate them far higher than chocolate crackles, that’s for sure).
So, to keep that childhood dream alive. It’s easy at Halloween – just make them as scraggly as possible so they look like actual spiders. At Easter, it’s as simple as shaping them into nests and plonking some chocolate eggs in the middle and the recipe for the spiders can be found on the back of the noodle packet, but for the sake of getting a blog post out, let’s walk through it!
What you’ll need:
2 tablespoons of peanut butter
200g milk or dark chocolate
1 packet of Chang’s fried noodles
1 packet of Cadbury mini eggs
Put your chocolate and peanut butter into a microwave-proof bowl and zap it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Get it out, stir it ’round a bit and pop it in the microwave again for another 30 seconds.
Let it sit and cool for about two minutes before putting the noodles in. Stir the noodles through until they are all covered in the peanut butter/chocolate mix.
I take a few minutes at this point to let the mixture cool further. I find that the nests are easier to shape if the mixture isn’t quite so hot. So, in this time, clean up the very minimal mess this recipe makes (aka, put the empty noodle and chocolate packets in the bin and put the peanut butter away – every single step of this is so easy). Also, grab some baking paper or freezer film and set it on a tray.
Spoon out each serving and place on the tray. As you do it, try to shape them so that they are slightly indented in the middle – this makes it so much easier to put the eggs on without it turning into a gloopy mess.
Add your eggs! I managed to make 12 nests, and each took about three eggs. If you make bigger nests you will, of course, fit in more eggs.
Chuck them in the freezer and they’ll be relatively solid in about 15 minutes. Leave overnight in the fridge for the best results!
When you’re ready to serve them at Easter, chuck them in some clear bags and tie them off with some sweet pastel pom poms and you’re ready to go!
Enjoy Easter – my family and I will be celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the eternal life his sacrifice gives us and I hope that you enjoy your Easter weekend too, however you find fit! 🙂