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No-Bake Easter Bird’s Nest Cookies

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I can’t remember ever eating bird’s nest cookies when I was growing up. However, several years ago, my mother-in-law made some with my daughter while she was visiting. They have become one of our Easter family traditions.

My daughter looks forward to all the gooey, messy fun of making these bird’s nest cookies all her own. This year, we mixed it up a bit by creating a variety of yummy, chocolatey nests.

bird's nest cookies

How to Make Bird’s Nest Cookies

This tasty treat is super simple. Your kids may even be able to make them all on their own. And you only need a few ingredients to make these exciting and fun bird’s nest cookies:

bird's nest cookies ingredients

Step 1: Pour both bags of candy chips into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 50%. Start with one minute and continue if necessary. We had to heat ours for a full two minutes.

Step 2: Pour your bag of chow mein noodles into the bowl, and stir until evenly coated.

bird's nest cookies ingredients in bowl

Step 3: Now it’s time to get messy! Use your hands to build your nests. I recommend making them relatively small, but Emma wanted to go big. Simply scoop out some of the noodles and pile them on wax paper to form your nests.

Step 4: Now comes the fun part! Add eggs and chicks to your nests. My daughter chose to use speckled jellybeans, but in the past, we have used Robin’s Egg candies. She also wanted to add Peeps chicks to her nests.

finished bird's nest cookies for Easter

Have you ever made bird nest treats before? How do you prefer to top yours? Next time we make them, I want to substitute peanut butter chips for the butterscotch and use Robin eggs instead of jellybeans. Yum!

This recipe was originally posted on our sister site: Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers, and was written by Tara Mitchell of Homeschool Preschool.

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