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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bird Nest Cookies {Recipe}

Posted by  ·  March 26, 2014  ·  Last Updated: March 5, 2019

These chocolate peanut butter bird nest cookies are a fun Easter treat! With only three ingredients and some chocolate candy coated eggs, you have a festive treat that is super yummy! There are so many fun ways to celebrate Easter. These Easter Basket Cupcakes make a darling display. You might also like these free printable bunny cupcake wrappers. Make sure you browse all the fun Easter Crafts. Oh, check out these bunny cupcakes!

chocolate peanut butter bird nest cookies

5 from 2 votes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bird Nest Cookies

These chocolate peanut butter bird nest cookies are a fun Easter treat! With only three ingredients and some chocolate candy coated eggs you have a festive treat that is super yummy!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dessert recipes, Easter, holiday dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Author Cindy Hopper


  • 1 Pound Milk chocolate candy coating
  • 1 Package Chow Mein Noodles
  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 Package Cadbury Eggs

Recipe Notes

I also placed the mixture directly into ungreased mini muffin pans. After placing filled pans in the freezer for 10 minutes the cookies popped right out.

You can get milk chocolate candy coating from my shop.

bird nest cookie ingredients

Prepare two 12 cavity mini muffin pans by lightly spraying pans with cooking spray. Lay a piece of plastic wrap over the top of each pan. Push plastic wrap into each cavity.

bird nest cookies tutorial

Slowly melt candy coating and peanut butter in a double boiler. Candy coating has a very low melting point so the water does not need to boil.  If candy coating gets too hot it will actually thicken and harden cloudy.  Take your time and candy coating will stay liquid and harden with a sheen.

bird nest cookies melted chocolate

Gently fold in 1 package of chow mein noodles.

bird nest cookie ingredients

Drop a spoonful of chocolate mixture into each cavity. Make sure the mixture fills the cavity so they stand up once you remove them from the pan.

birdnest chocolate peanut butter cookies tutorial copy

Immediately place chocolate eggs in the nest before candy coating hardens.

birdnest cookies how to

No mini muffin pans? No worries. Drop the mixture by spoonfuls onto wax paper.

chocolate peanut butter nest cookies

Allow cookies to completely cool and harden! Enjoy!

Note: I also placed the mixture directly into ungreased mini muffin pans. After placing filled pans in the freezer for 10 minutes the cookies popped right out.

bird nest cookies

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  1. Linda
    Saturday, April 20th, 2019
    I made these for my daughter every year at Easter. Now, she makes them for her children. I use a bag of Nestle's chocolate chips instead of a candy coating. Seems a lot easier.
  2. Molly
    Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
    This looks great, but it was a bear to try and print from this page. I wish clicking the print button allowed for all the images/steps to be shown. This is very helpful when baking with children.
  3. Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
    This looks like a nice idea for Easter dinner desert for the children.
  4. Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
    Can you use chocolate almond bark??
    • Diana Albers
      Friday, March 24th, 2017
      You can use even chocolate chips be VERY careful when melting in a microwave will scorch in a second, they look like they are not melted but only microwave for a few seconds then stir and continue in few second intervals. If you find it too thick you can thin with a little shortening or butter.....
  5. Michele Harbert
    Saturday, March 28th, 2015
    It says 1/2 peanut butter. Does that mean 1/2 cup?
    • Kim
      Friday, April 5th, 2019
      The recipe actually says 1/2 cup of peanut butter and a whole package of the chow mein noodles.
  6. Nikki
    Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
    What size bag of chow mein noodles do you use?
  7. nicole
    Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
    Well bummer. Your recipe doesn't say what size of bag of chow mein noodles to use and mine was obviously too small. It was 6 oz and I saw larger bags at the store (but these were in my pantry). So my nests got too gloppy. I'm sure they'll still taste good but they don't look as nice :(((( I did use the ungreased muffin tin and it worked well. I really couldn't figure out why you would grease the muffin tin then put plastic wrap on top?? What good would greasing the pan do? What am I missing? Cute idea though! Glad I tried them and will know better next time!
  8. Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
    How cute! Love it! =)
  9. Gloria Greenleaf
    Thursday, March 19th, 2015
    need two amounts- 1st how much peanut butter (1/2 cup or a 1/2 of jar, 2nd how many ounces of chow mein? I was not able to find a bag but did find a can being a large one or a small one?
  10. Rebecca
    Sunday, March 15th, 2015
    Use marshmallows or just use butterscotch morsels instead.
  11. Daphne
    Sunday, March 15th, 2015
    What a fun way to make haystacks for easter! My mom uses butterscotch chips with chocolate chips rather than peanut butter. Whatever is in the cabinet.
  12. Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
    DEEEEELISH! A must make for Easter... or just today cuz the look so yummy!
  13. Rinki
    Saturday, April 12th, 2014
    Simply wow!!, I luved the nests. I am from India, Here we get raw Noodles
    (means uncooked). Are you using cooked ones? If not then when and how are they cooked in your recipe?
  14. Sue D.
    Friday, April 11th, 2014
    These are adorable and just so easy!
  15. Julia
    Thursday, April 10th, 2014
    I wonder if I could make these without peanut butter? Has anyone tried it?
    • Friday, April 18th, 2014
      Here is an easy recipe I shared without peanut butter, hope it helps!
  16. Lisa Danner
    Saturday, April 5th, 2014
    these are so cute! could you make them with mini pretzel sticks instead of chow main noodles?
    • Friday, April 18th, 2014
      I am sure you could, just need to find a way to make them stick together!
  17. Saturday, April 5th, 2014
    Oh yum! Featuring you recipe tomorrow :)
    • Saturday, April 5th, 2014
      Thanks for the feature!
  18. Monday, March 31st, 2014
    Always looking for another reason to buy more Cadbury eggs!! So cute.
  19. Friday, March 28th, 2014
    You had me at peanut butter. Going to make these with my kids, they're so cute!
  20. Hillary B
    Thursday, March 27th, 2014
    Thank you for sharing this. I just made them with my kids, and it was so fun. I am teaching birds next week in preschool and this will be the perfect treat.
  21. Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
    Wow, these look absolutely amazing.