Vanilla Icebox Cake #SummerDessertWeek

What better way to enjoy summer than with a 4-ingredient, no-bake sweet treat? This Vanilla Icebox Cake is rich in vanilla flavor, easy to prepare, and is best made ahead – making for great summer entertaining!

Disclaimer: This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.

What better way to enjoy summer than with a 4-ingredient, no-bake sweet treat? This Vanilla Icebox Cake is rich in vanilla flavor, easy to prepare, and is best made ahead - making for great summer entertaining!

Can you guys tell that I’m all about the old-school family recipes lately? First it was my mom’s Macaroni Salad, and then my go-to cocktail, a Classic Cosmo. And today? To celebrate the first day of #SummerDessertWeek, I’m bringing you a Vanilla Icebox Cake.

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Chick’s Nests (aka Haystacks) #SpringSweetsWeek

Free-form chocolate-butterscotch “nests” (aka Haystacks) topped with a bright and colorful PEEPS Chick are a fun, no-bake Easter treat to make or share with the special kiddos in your life. 

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Chick's Nests: Free-form chocolate-butterscotch "nests" (aka Haystacks) topped with a bright and colorful PEEPS Chick are a fun, no-bake Easter treat to make or share with the special kiddos in your life. 

“They are so cute!” squealed my daughter when she walked in the house after sleeping over a friend’s. Sitting on the counter were these little (well, kind of big) free form “bird’s nests,” with a bright, colorful PEEPS chick sitting on top.

And sure enough, she and my husband kept coming back for more. Truthfully, I think it was the PEEPS Chick that Miss. Hazelnut was most excited about, although she did an excellent job polishing off the chocolate-butterscotch nest cookie as well. But it was really the Chick (and the PEEPS Bunnies that were sitting on the counter) that she adored.

Chick's Nests: Free-form chocolate-butterscotch "nests" (aka Haystacks) topped with a bright and colorful PEEPS Chick are a fun, no-bake Easter treat to make or share with the special kiddos in your life. 

While I made these sort of free-form, if you’re looking for a more polished look, you can make the bird’s nests in a muffin-tin. They’re a great, easy no-bake treat to make with kids. Basically melt some chocolate and butterscotch chips, stir in chow mein noodles, portion, and top with your choice of PEEPS. Ridiculously easy but a total winner with the kiddos!

And if Chicks and Bunnies aren’t fun enough as it is, PEEPS wants to know – which is your favorite marshmallow treat? Are you Team #PEEPSChick or #PEEPSBunny? Leave a comment, tell them on social media, and let them know! Big thanks to PEEPS for the generous package of Chicks and Bunnies, that were used in this recipe!

Chick's Nests: Free-form chocolate-butterscotch "nests" (aka Haystacks) topped with a bright and colorful PEEPS Chick are a fun, no-bake Easter treat to make or share with the special kiddos in your life. 

I’d also like to thank Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures for hosting this fun event!Check out the other recipes shared today, as well as enter to win the #SpringSweetsWeek giveaway (details in Monday’s Strawberry Raspberry Smoothie post) in the Rafflecopter below.

 

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Chick's Nests: Free-form chocolate-butterscotch "nests" (aka Haystacks) topped with a bright and colorful PEEPS Chick are a fun, no-bake Easter treat to make or share with the special kiddos in your life. 

Chick's Nests (aka Haystacks)

Free-form chocolate-butterscotch cookie "nests" (aka Haystacks) topped with a bright and colorful PEEPS Chick are a fun, no-bake Easter treat to make or share with the special kiddos in your life. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Rest Time 30 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 333 kcal
Author Liz

Ingredients

  • 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 c. butterscotch chips
  • 2 1/2 c. chow mein noodles
  • 10 PEEPS chicks

Instructions

  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine semi-sweet chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. Microwave on high for 45 seconds. Stir, and microwave another 45 second. Stir, and continue microwaving at 15-30 second intervals until chocolate is completely melted.

  2. Stir in chow mein noodles, until noodles are completely coated. (You can add a little bit more noodles, if it looks like you have large amounts of melted chocolate still in the bowl.)

  3. Place a piece of wax or parchment paper on the counter or on a baking sheet. Use two large tablespoons to portion the mixture into 10 servings onto the paper. Work quickly. Top each treat with a PEEP, pressing down slightly to make sure the PEEP sticks.

  4. Allow treats to rest until the chocolate has set, at least 30 minutes.

Recipe Notes

I made 10 large treats, large and flat to give the PEEPS a good nest to sit on. These treats are rich and can definitely be made into smaller portions, if desired.

Chick's Nests: Free-form chocolate-butterscotch "nests" (aka Haystacks) topped with a bright and colorful PEEPS Chick are a fun, no-bake Easter treat to make or share with the special kiddos in your life. 

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