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Updated: May 5, 2012 8:03AM

MAKES 20 small nests

Start to finish: 20 minutes (plus cooling time)

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 (10-ounce) package mini marshmallows

1/2 cup crunchy peanut

6 ounces semisweet chocolate bits

2 cups thin chow mein noodles


1/2 cup s square corn cereal, such as Corn Chex

2 cups crispy rice cereal, such as Rice Krispies

Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.

In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Add the marshmallows, peanut butter and chocolate bits. Stir continuously until completely melted and blended.

Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the chow mein noodles, corn cereal and rice cereal. Allow the mixture to cool until safe to handle.

For small nests, scoop by the tablespoonful onto the prepared baking sheet. For larger nests, use about 1/2 cup. Use your thumb or the back of a spoon (coated with cooking spray) to create an indentation at the center of each mound to form a “nest.” Allow to finish cooling until firm.

Nutrition facts per nest: 180 calories, 9 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 25 g carbohydrates, 3 g protein, 105 mg sodium, 1 g fiber

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