Easter Butterscotch Bird’s Nest Recipe

Easter is definitely not going to be normal this year. Corona Virus social distancing measures mean we won’t be having a big family dinner. There will be no community egg hunts and no cute Easter Bunny photos. There’s plenty we can do to make it special for our kids though and one of those things is making fun Easter treats!

These birds nests were so easy to make–all you need are four ingredients. You don’t even have to bake them! My kids had so much fun helping me both make them, and eat them.

Butterscotch Bird’s Nests

Yields approx. 15 nests

Tools:

  • Muffin tin
  • Wax paper

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of butterscotch chips (250g)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 4 cups of Chow Mein noodles
  • 1 bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs to decorate

Directions:

Melt your butterscotch chips and peanut butter in a medium saucepan over low heat, stirring continuously until melted.

Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl with your Chow Mein noodles and stir well to combine.

Spray your muffin tins with cooking spray and add a spoonful of your mixture into each compartment. If needed shape them slightly so they look like nests.

Leave the nests for about 20 minutes to set, then carefully transfers to parchment or wax paper, and lightly shape them again if needed. Add your mini eggs into the middle of the nests and you’re done!

Hope you have fun making these with your kids, be sure to tag me on Instagram if you do (@alexandtribe). Hope you find a way to have a great Easter while staying home!

Happy Easter!

Alex

Strawberry Lemonade Frosè

There are so many ways to say I love you on Valentine’s Day. My favourite would have to be through good food and good drinks. Food and booze are my love language haha.

So, with that in mind there was no way Holly (@chandeliers.and.champagne) and I could let a holiday like Valentine’s Day go by without whipping up a delicious, festive cocktail — a beautiful, pink frosè.

I’ve had frosè a few times before on restaurant patios in the summer. Frankly it’s always been hit or miss. Some are delicious and some just fall a bit flat on flavour — a problem Holly and I fixed with the addition of a secret ingredient, pink lemonade concentrate.

Frosè is actually quite easy to make, you just need to be a prepared a bit in advance, since the rosè has to be frozen the night before. Other than that, you just throw a couple of ingredients in a blender and voila, you’re done!

Strawberry Lemonade Frosè

Yields 1 pitcher

You’ll need:

1 bottle of dry rosè (we used La Vile Ferme)

1/2 cup of simple syrup

4 tablespoons of pink lemonade concentrate

1/2 cup of fresh strawberries

1/2 cup of ice

Directions:

Pour your rosè into ice cube trays and freeze overnight.

When you’re ready to make your frosè pop the frozen rosè ice cubes into a blender with all of your other ingredients and blend until it’s a slush-like consistency. Pour into your glass and enjoy immediately.

Hope you enjoy this fun, pink cocktail! It’s the perfect addition to your Valentine’s(or Galentine’s) day menu. Be sure to tag us on Instagram (@alexandtribe @chandeliers.and.champagne) if you make our frosè!

Happy love day friends!

Xoxo Alex & Holly