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Chocolate Bird Nests are a fun way to celebrate spring or make a delicious Easter dessert. In mere minutes, it is so easy to mix together 3 ingredients and top each nest with a trio of candy eggs.
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Table of Contents
  1. No-Bake Chocolate Birds Nest Cookies
  2. Why We Love This Easter Birds Nest Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Easter Bird Nests Cookies
  7. Tips
  8. Storage Tips
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easter Recipes
  11. No-Bake Chocolate Bird Nests Recipe

Bird Nests Cookies are the easiest Easter sweet treat, using only 4 ingredients in 10 quick minutes. This no-bake recipe makes a delicious chocolate dessert that can double as decor for your spring party or holiday table.

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No-Bake Chocolate Birds Nest Cookies

This no-bake Chocolate Bird Nests recipe is a quick way to turn a basic breakfast cereal into an adorable and delicious dessert.

Made with just a few ingredients in mere minutes, it couldn’t be any easier to create these cookies: simply mix the cereal with melted chocolate and peanut butter, add the mixture to your muffin tins, let the nests harden, and top them with a trio of Mini Cadbury Eggs.

I love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter (have you tried my Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs or my Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie?)

Don’t forget to share these snacks with your favorite peeps and serve them with some Hot Cross Buns or Easter Jello Pie!

Why We Love This Easter Birds Nest Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make and it’s no-bake!
  • Only uses 4 simple ingredients.
  • Kid-friendly and a fun activity for little helping hands.
  • Delicious dessert or edible holiday decor.
  • Adorable addition to your Easter table and perfect for a spring party.
hand holding chocolate bird nest

Ingredients

  • Cocoa Rice Krispies
  • Peanut butter
  • Milk chocolate chips
  • Cadbury mini eggs

Substitutions and Additions

  • Cereal Substitutes: If you cannot find cocoa Rice Krispies, regular Rice Krispies or any puffed rice cereal will work just fine. I’ve also seen this recipe made with chow mein noodles, pretzels, potato sticks, and shredded wheat cereal.
  • Choose Your Candy: Mini whopper eggs, jelly beans, Hershey’s Candy Coated Eggs, Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs, M&M’s Peanut Butter Speckled Eggs, or M&M’s Easter Peanut Chocolate Candies can be used instead of Cadbury milk chocolate eggs.
  • Change The Chocolate: Feel free to use semi-sweet chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, or even white chocolate chips if you prefer. Or, you can leave out the peanut butter and use milk chocolate and butterscotch chips for a creamy and flavorful nest base. For a richer taste, use dark chocolate chips.
chocolate bird nest ingredients
  • Microwavable-safe bowl
  • Mixing bowl
  • Muffin tin
  • Cooking spray
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Round measuring spoon

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How to Make Easter Bird Nests Cookies

This no-bake easy-to-make Chocolate Bird Nests recipe creates the cutest sweet treat for spring and is a delicious Easter dessert. Kids will love helping in the kitchen and adding little candy eggs to the middle.

  1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave on low power for 30-second intervals.
    Pro Tip: Stir in between each interval until the chocolate is fully melted.
  2. Stir the peanut butter into the chocolate as soon as you take it out of the microwave.
  3. Add the melted chocolate and peanut butter to the bowl of Rice Krispies and stir until cereal is fully coated.
    mix ingredients in a bowl
  4. Scoop the mixture into the prepared muffin tin so that cups are full.
    place in muffin tin
  5. Hollow out the center of each bird nest with a round measuring spoon.
    Pro-Tip: When you are forming the nests, make sure that the edges come up enough so that the eggs won’t roll off the sides. 
    hollow out with round spoon
  6. Place muffin tin in the fridge or freezer until the bird nests are hardened.
  7. Place 3 Cadbury Mini Eggs in the center of each nest.
    place 3 eggs in the hollow
  8. Enjoy!
    chocolate bird nest

Tips

  • When you are forming the nests, make sure that the edges come up enough so that the eggs won’t roll off the sides. 
  • For a richer taste, use dark chocolate chips.
  • This recipe can easily work in a mini muffin tin as well.

Storage Tips

  • To Store: Store the nests in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  • To Freeze: Freeze in an airtight container for up to 1 month. Place in the fridge to defrost before serving.
chocolate bird nest lined up on a tray

Frequently Asked Questions

Can kids make this recipe?

Yes, this recipe is so easy that kids can make it! Younger children may need help melting the chocolate, but otherwise, this is a recipe they can make all on their own.

What kind of peanut butter should I use for this recipe?

Any creamy store-bought peanut butter will work for this recipe. However, I would avoid using homemade or natural peanut butter because they are not as creamy.

Can I leave out the peanut butter to make my bird nests?

Yes, you can leave out the peanut butter. They won’t have the peanut buttery taste but they will still be delicious!

Can I make my Chocolate Bird Nests with a peanut butter alternative?

You can absolutely make this recipe using your favorite nut butter. If you have nut allergies, try using SunFlower butter, almond butter, soy butter, or any other you prefer.

chocolate bird nest perfect for easter

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4.94 from 15 votes
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No-Bake Chocolate Bird Nests

Serves — 12
Chocolate Bird Nests are a fun way to celebrate spring or make a delicious Easter dessert. In mere minutes, it is so easy to mix together 3 ingredients and top each nest with a trio of candy eggs.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups cocoa Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 36 Cadbury mini eggs

Instructions
 

  • In a microwavable-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips for 30 second intervals on low-power. Make sure to stir in between each interval until fully melted.
  • Stir together the peanut butter and chocolate as soon as you take the chocolate out of the microwave.
  • Pour the chocolate and peanut butter into the bowl with the Rice Krispies and stir until the cereal is fully coated.
  • Using butter or cooking spray, grease a 12-count muffin tin.
  • Scoop the mixture evenly into the muffin tin, making sure the cups are full.
  • Use a round measure spoon to slightly hollow out the center of each ‘bird nest’.
  • Place muffin tin in the fridge or freezer to harden the ‘bird nests’.
  • Once the nests are hardened, place three Cadbury mini eggs in the center and voila!

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store the nests in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
  • To Freeze: Freeze in an airtight container for up to 1 month. Place in the fridge to defrost before serving.
Tips:
  • When you are forming the nests, make sure that the edges come up enough so that the eggs won’t roll off the sides.
  • For a richer taste, use dark chocolate chips.
  • This recipe can easily work in a mini muffin tin as well.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 507IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 3mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. Although these nests are cute and impressive, they’re a mess to eat. I made them in the mini muffin tins, and they still melted all over your hands.

  2. 4 stars
    Couldn’t find the cocoa Rice Krispies, so I used the regular. Worked, but I would use darker choc chips next time. Mine weren’t as nice as the pic.
    Taste wise, there good!!