Bird's Nest Cookies - No Bake Easter Recipe
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These adorable bird's nest cookies are a no bake sweet that is perfect for both Easter and Spring.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookies
Serves: 18
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup 2% milk
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups chow mein noodles
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • small pastel chocolate robin's eggs (MMs peanut, jelly beans, or mini Robin's eggs are the right size.)
  • optional: Larger Robin's eggs and Peeps birds are a good size for the larger muffin tins
  1. Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Combine the granulated sugar, 2% milk, coconut oil and cocoa powder in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat on the stove fir about 5 minutes. Bring the mixture just to a boil, being sure to stir often
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and add the peanut butter, chow mein noodles, and vanilla extract.
  4. Place spoonfuls of the mixture into the prepared muffin tins. The small tins will hold a few Robin's eggs. Large muffin tins will hold a whole Peep. Form into the shape of nests. Work quickly since the mixture hardens in no time.
  5. Let the nests cool slightly and then make small indentations in the center of each cookie. Drop in 2-3 egg shaped candies or a whole Peep, depending on your size chosen, and allow the cookies to harden. Enjoy!
  6. Tip: if your eggs roll out of the nests, just melt some chocolate chips and pipe it into the indentations in the nest. This will hold the eggs in place.
  7. Makes about 18 small birds nest ciijes. I got 12 small and 5 medium sized nest out of the recipe.
Makes about 18 mini nests or 12 medium sized ones Nutritional info is for the small nests.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 149.7 Fat: 8.0 g Saturated fat: 3.9 g Unsaturated fat: 3.5 g Carbohydrates: 18.7 g Sugar: 15.0 g Sodium: 43.5 mg Fiber: 0.7 g Protein: 2.1 g Cholesterol: 0.9 mg
Recipe by Always the Holidays at