These cute bird nest cookies are the easiest no bake dessert for the Easter season. These adorable little nests made of candy coated chocolate eggs look adorable on your holiday table.
We are all about sharing easy dessert ideas and this fun Easter treat is sure to please.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
This fun treat can be made with just a handful of ingredients. Also known as haystack cookies, these Easter treats are made with very little effort and time. Did I mention these are no bake cookies?
A great way to celebrate the Easter season and these are easy enough for a dinner or holiday table. These also make fun treats for a baby shower or for class parties.
Birds nest cookies are colorful and the whole family is sure to love them.
It also makes a nice gift idea for friends.
Ingredients For Bird Nest Cookies
This recipe only requires three ingredients.
Chow Mein Noodles - Make sure to use crunchy chow mein noodles
Chocolate chips - I use milk chocolate chips or white chocolate chips
Candy Eggs - I prefer a coated chocolate egg such as Cadbury mini eggs, but you can use jelly beans if you wish..
Equipment and Kitchen Tools Needed
- large bowl
- parchment paper or wax paper
- cookie sheet
How to Make Bird's Nest Cookies
Step By Step Instructions
- Add the chow mein noodles to a large microwave-safe bowl.
- Microwave the chocolate chips on 30 second increments, stirring well between, until melted.
- Pour melted chocolate over the chow mein noodles, and stir to combine and coat the noodles.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and spoon the chow mein cookie mixture into small piles on the parchment paper.
- Using your spoon, press down slightly and arrange the chocolate covered noodles to have a nest shaper the chocolate eggs.
- Place the nests into the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes to set the chocolate.
- Add 2-3 mini eggs to each nest.
Pro Tips and Timesaver Shortcuts
- Spray the tablespoon with cooking spray or rub with a little butter before you start scooping noodle mixture to help prevent sticking.
- If noodle mixture becomes too stiff while you are making the "nests", microwave it a few seconds.
Variations, Notes, and Substitutions
- Change up the flavor combinations by using different varieties of chocolate candy eggs.
- You can use substitute half of the chocolate chips with butterscotch chips, or peanut butter chips for a fun variation.
Serving and Storage Suggestions
- Store leftovers in an airtight container. I like to use freezer-safe plastic bags and then I have a meal that is ready to go,
Can I Make These on the Stove
Yes, you can use a double boiler to melt the chocolate. Melt on low heat and then add the noodles.
More Fun Easter Treat Ideas
Easter MM Cookies - Easy cookies with m&ms and peanut butter.
Easter Egg Nest Cupcakes - Cute Easter cupcakes with candy eggs.
Bunny Butt Cupcakes – Another cute Easter cupcake resembling a bunny butt.
Easter Rice Krispies - Fun rice Krispie treats for the season!
Peanut Butter Eggs – Make your own version of this Easter candy.
Easter Rice Crispy Treats – This favorite cereal snack makes for fun Easter Egg decorating!
Chocolate Covered Rice Krispies - Delicious Krispie treats topped with chocolate and Easter Sprinkles.
Bird Nest Cookies
- 2 5 oz. cans chow mein noodles
- 1 24 oz.bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 9 oz. bag Cadbury mini chocolate eggs
- Add the chow mein noodles to a large bowl.
- In a microwave safe bowl, microwave chocolate chips on 30 second intervals, stirring well between, until melted.
- Pour chocolate over chow mein noodles, and stir to combine and coat the noodles with chocolate.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and spoon chow mein noodles into small piles on the parchment paper.
- Using your spoon, press down slightly and arrange the chocolate covered noodles to make a nest shape in the center of the cookies for the chocolate eggs.Place the nests into the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes to set the chocolate.
- Add 2-3 mini eggs to each nest.
We hope you enjoyed this fun no bake cooke recipe.
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They are so simple and fun! I adore this recipe. And I adore the chocolate eggs.
Very cute little nests!
Thank you for sharing this at the Homestead Blog Hop 386
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