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.
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
More Easter Recipes You’ll Love
- Cadbury Creme Egg Easter Cookies
- Cadbury Mini Eggs Cookies
- Peanut Butter Easter Eggs
- Classic Carrot Cake
- Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Carrot Bundt Cake
How to Make Chocolate Bird Nests
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.
- 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.