No-Bake Chocolate Bird Nests

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These Chocolate Bird Nests are a favorite for Easter in our family. My kids love helping to make the little nests and adding little chocolate eggs to the middle. They are the perfect spring-time, no-bake treat.

Above view of Chocolate Peanut Butter Birds Nests on a white tray

Chocolate Bird Nests

Your family will love these Chocolate Bird Nests! They are easy to make and who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate?? These are rich, chocolatey snacks that are perfect for Spring! We found the White Chocolate Cadbury Mini Eggs at the grocery store and we had to try them! I already love the regular Cadbury Eggs so I knew adding white chocolate would not disappoint. However, I had to redirect a hundred little hands away from the bowl of candy just so I could get this recipe done!

Tips for Making Chocolate Bird Nests

One warning though…this recipe is a little messy. My hands were covered in chocolate and peanut butter before the process was done. However, it is totally worth it. When you are forming the nests, make sure that the edges come up enough that the eggs won’t roll off the sides. These will keep for a few days, just make sure to store them in an airtight container. I also like storing them in the fridge because I like to eat them cold.

Substitutions for Cadbury Mini Eggs

There are a lot of ways to make this recipe your own. You don’t have to use the white Cadbury Mini Eggs. You can use the pastel colored Cadbury Mini Eggs. Try one of the candies listed below. You can also dye the coconut different colors to switch things up!

  • Hershey’s Candy Coated Eggs
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs
  • M&M’s Peanut Butter Speckled Eggs
  • M&M’s Easter Peanut Chocolate Candies
  • Jelly Beans

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Chocolate Bird Nests

5 from 4 votes
These Chocolate Bird Nests are a favorite for Easter in our family. My kids love helping to make the little nests and adding little chocolate eggs to the middle.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Refrigeration 10 mins
Total Time 21 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients

Coconut Grass (optional)

Easter Candy Egg Options

  • 1 bag Cadbury Mini Eggs OR
  • 1 bag Jelly Beans, Easter Peanut M&M's, Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs, Hershey's Mini Eggs, or any other egg-shaped Easter egg candies.

Instructions

  • In a glass bowl, microwave chocolate chips for 1 minute on 70% power. Stir. Microwave for 15 second intervals, stirring between each one, until chocolate is smooth.
  • Stir in peanut butter.
  • Add noodles and mix until coated.
  • Put a sheet of wax paper onto a cookie sheet.
  • Form nests with the noodle mixture and place on wax paper.
  • Refrigerate until chocolate is set.
  • When nests are set, fill them with coconut grass and your favorite Easter egg candies.

Coconut Grass (optional)

  • Place the coconut in a small bowl. Add 3 drops of green food coloring and stir until the coconut is all green.
  • Sprinkle a little coconut on each nest before adding candy eggs.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 394kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 9gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 318mgPotassium: 304mgFiber: 4gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 13IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 3mg

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Echo Blickenstaff

Echo lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with her husband, Todd, who works in advertising, and her four kids: two girls and two boys. She deploys her accounting degree as the blog’s resident problem solver. In her time outside the kitchen, Echo loves to get away from the phones and busy schedules and spend quality time with the family. Anywhere’s great – but getting out into nature in the mountains or on the beach – is the best kind of getaway.

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  1. 5 stars
    We love birds nests! I love the addition of pb in this version, they are so good! PB & chocolate are I combo I never tire of!

  2. 5 stars
    What darling little Easter desserts! We make ours a little different but your recipe looks even better. Thanks for another great recipe!

  3. Plan on making these with the following changes: thin pretzel sticks instead of chow mein noodles and shaved white chocolate tinted green in the place of the shredded coconut.