No Bake Birds Nest cookies

by Angela
(Chico, CA USA)

No Bake Birds Nest Cookies

No Bake Birds Nest Cookies

These No Bake Birds Nest Cookies are super easy and fun to make with your children!

Ingredients Needed:
  • 1 package chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c. peanut butter
  • 1 can crunchy Chinese noodles
  • 1 bag of Robin's Eggs (malted candies)

  1. Melt chocolate chips and peanut butter together in the microwave. Be careful not to overheat. The best way to do that is to stir it every minute until it is smooth.

  2. Mix in the noodles and spoon into little "nests" onto wax paper.

  3. Press two or three robin's eggs into the center of the cookie. The Cadbury Mini-Eggs work really well, but you can substitute with jelly beans, yogurt covered raisins, Jordan almonds, etc.

  4. Refrigerate until hard.

**For a bit more variation you can substitute butterscotch or cinnamon chips instead of chocolate chips!

Cute idea, Angela! I'll have to add this to my list of Easter recipes for kids.

I particularly love the fact that it is "no bake." You don't have to worry too much about burnt fingers.

Thanks for adding this recipe to our Easter Desserts.


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Mar 09, 2013
My daughter and I had fun making these.
by: Tammy Graham

We used a whole bag of the noodles and made a lot of nests. Chilled them and served with powdered sugar. Can't wait to try with butterscotch chips.

Apr 10, 2012
Pretzel Birds Nest Cookies
by: Angie

I think pretzels would be the absolute perfect substitute for these no bake birds nest cookies! I absolutely adore chocolate covered pretzels. Too yummy!

I've got a question for you, though. Did you find that you needed to break the mini pretzel sticks up to get a nice size for the "nests" or were they fine whole?

Got any photos? :)

Apr 10, 2012
Pretzel Stick!
by: Anonymous

I made these for Easter! They were SO simple to make! I used pretzel sticks instead of noodles, and I also used 1/2 bag of chocolate chips, and 1/2 bag of butterscotch chips...instead of the peanut butter. It made them sweet, and the pretzels added salty to the mix! YUMMY!

Apr 07, 2012
No Bake Birds Nest Cookies
by: Angie

I suppose the number you get really depends on the size of the "nest" that you make, but from my memory, those "cans" of Chinese noodles aren't very large, only about 3 ounces, so it wouldn't be too many. I'd be surprised if you could get more than 6-8 out of a batch.

Having said that, with the amount of chocolate and peanut butter in this recipe, it seems to me you should be able to use at least 2 containers of the chow mein noodles and still get good coverage.

They also sell the Chinese noodles in 12 ounce bags. I've read other recipes that call for a 12 ounce bag to be used with a 12 ounce bag of chocolate or butterscotch chips and they were able to make at least 2 dozen.

That makes the most sense to me and what I would suggest you try.

Let us know how they turn out for you and what kind of quantities you used. You could even take some photos and add them here!

Have fun and Happy Easter!

Apr 07, 2012
How many?
by: Anonymous

Approximately how many does this recipe make?

Apr 13, 2010
by: Anonymous

It looks yummy. I think I will use pretzel sticks instead of crunchy Chinese noodles.

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