First, you'll need 1 cup of chocolate chips (semi-sweet, milk, white chocolate or use a combination), and 1 cup peanut butter chips.
Mix them together in a bowl.
Melt in the microwave. Place in microwave for 1 minute and then stir, microwave in 30 second increments until all the chips are melted, stiring after each increment.
You'll also need some Chow Mein Noodles. Or if you prefer, use pretzels. I would use a mix of broken up pretzel twists. It will make them more interesting than just plain pretzel sticks.
You'll need 3 cups.
Place in a large bowl.
Once the chips are melted
get your child ready with a spoon (or rubber spatula.)
Pour in the melted chocolate and peanut butter chips.
Stir to coat.
Hint: you may need to help stir in order to get all the noodles/pretzels coated before the chocolate sets.
Next spoon onto parchment paper.
The less uniform the clumps look the better!
Here is my son helping to put them on the parchment paper.
"Am I doing good Mama?"
Back to focusing on the task at hand.
Oh, I have some!
Dropping it onto the paper,
or mostly on the paper!
I love how he is trying to get it all off the spoon.
Now for the decoration: Mini M&M Eyes.
Adding the eyes to the 'critters'.
And eating the m&m's.
The second decoration: toffee bits.
I chopped these up a bit.
Add the pieces to the back of the bugs.
Don't those bugs look great!
And the little helper licking the spoon!
I love having the different eyes.
However, it might look a bit better if the m's were facing in...
or if they were both facing out ;).
Either way, have fun while making these!
Pretzel Bird Nests:
I also really loved the texture and coloring of white chocolate and the semi-sweet chocolate covered pretzels being mixed before forming into nests.