Bird’s Nest Cookies (No Bake)

Bird’s Nest Cookies are an easy, no-bake Easter dessert made with chow mein noodles, butterscotch chips and peanuts! Top them with your favorite mini chocolate eggs.

Birds Nest Cookies

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These bird’s nest cookies are seriously addictive. And SO easy to make! If you love butterscotch and peanuts, then you will love this easy no-bake Easter treat.

I remember being on set for my Candy Making For Kids Book and having to quickly find a place for these yummies to disappear or I would have eaten them all! Yep, these recipe is one from my candy book, but I wanted to share it with you because it’s so fitting for Easter!

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Bird’s Nest Cookies are perfect for displaying on a cake stand or serving at each place setting on your Easter table! They are so simple to make because you never have to turn the oven on. I LOVE no-bake recipes, especially when they turn out this cute.

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I hope you’ll make Bird’s Nest Cookies this Easter! If you love them too, I’d LOVE for your to leave me a star rating below! Enjoy!

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Birds Nest Cookies

These no-bake bird's nest cookies are so simple to make for Easter and only 5 ingredients!
SERVINGS 16 nests
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 2 cups chow mein noodles
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 11 ounces butterscotch chips - (or peanut butter chips)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • mini Cadbury eggs - to fill your bird's nest!


  • Combine nuts and chow mein noodles in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine vegetable oil, butterscotch chips and salt in a microwavable bowl. Melt in 30-second intervals until smooth, stirring well between intervals.
  • Pour melted butterscotch over nuts and noodles. Stir well to coat.
  • Spray clean hands with non-stick cooking spray to make it easier to mold nests from the mixture.
  • Form 2-inch nests while the mixture is warm and lay out on parchment or wax paper.
  • Allow to cool and peel off paper.
  • Fill each bird's nest cookie with mini chocolate eggs!


Calories: 234kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 7gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 336mgPotassium: 68mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 19IUCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Those are a definite must for eggstravaganza :) thanks for the idea!!

  2. I am always a sucker for nest-inspired treats! I’ve made similar ones only with peanut butter and vanilla candiquik. Thanks for sharing!

  3. ColleenB. says:

    Oh, seeing these sure do bring back memories when my daughters where young and used to make these all the time.

  4. Patty White says:

    I stared making these 55 years ago with my Grama from Ireland. She called them “Haystacks”. We used smooth peanut butter and added mini-marshmallows to them without the oil or peanuts. My kids are in their late 20s and these are still their favorite cookies!

  5. I’ve made these since I was about 10 years old. I even made them using chocolate chips . When my son’s class was reading the book “How to Eat a Worm” I made a big batch and took them in as a treat for the class. I told the class they were “Chocolate-covered Worms” when the teacher finished reading the chapter I passed out the candy. The principle was in on the joke along with the teacher so I wasn’t too worried about getting into trouble. The principle came down to have some “worms” . All the kids had their candy and was just beginning to take a bite when the principle held her piece up and hollered “Oh, look! Mine is still wiggling.” That did it. The kids started yelling and it took 10 minutes and several demonstrations to convince them to try the “Chocolate-covered Worms”. At the end of class everyone one agreed the chocolate worms were fun to eat. Just to make sure no parents thought the school was trying to poison their kids, I sent a piece of candy and a copy of the recipe home with each child.

  6. These are adorable and super easy. Even with My Arthritic Hands; I can definitely make these for Our GrandBabies!
    Thank You for such a great and easy not even said adorable Easter
    Treat for My Grandchildren.

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