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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!
Prep Time15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert recipes, Easter, holiday dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 76kcal
Author: Cindy Hopper


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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gently fold in 1 package of chow mein noodles.
  • 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.
  • Immediately place chocolate eggs in the nest before candy coating hardens.
  • No mini muffin pans? No worries. Drop the mixture by spoonfuls onto wax paper.
  • Allow cookies to completely cool and harden! Enjoy!


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.


Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg