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Bird’s Nest Cookies

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These 4 ingredients no bake Bird’s Nest Cookies are made with butterscotch chips, peanut butter, and chow mein noodles that are then filled with mini chocolate Easter Eggs. They are the perfect Easter treat that both kids and adults love.

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 I love making simple treats when it comes to holidays, especially when kids can help in the kitchen! These bird’s nest cookies are one of our favorites in our home! Not only are they simple and easy to make, but they are full of so much delicious flavor! 

While these are made with easter candy, you can enjoy these throughout the whole year because they are an easy treat everyone always loves! 

For more delicious treats try our no-churn Lemon cream pie ice cream and our blueberry dump cake.

 

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Ingredients:

4 c chow mein noodles

1 c creamy peanut butter

1 ½ c butterscotch chips

36 mini chocolate easter eggs, like Cadbury mini eggs

How to Make Bird’s Nest Cookies

  • Using a small saucepan, melt the peanut butter and butterscotch chips over low heat. 
  • Continue to stir until completely melted. 
  • In a large bowl, combine the melted mixture with the chow mein noodles and mix well
  • Using a muffin/cupcake pan, fill each spot with a spoonful of the chow mein mixture. 
  • Make a small indent in each cookie to create the nest look
  • Chill in refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes or until nests feel firm
  • Remove each cookie nest from the pan and top with 3 or 4 mini eggs each. 

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Use a mini tart shaper to create the indent of the nest. If you do not have a tart shaper you can also use a small spoon that is rounded on the bottom.
  • The best and easiest way to remove the nests after they are chilled is with a butter knife. Slide it along the outer edge and pop it out carefully from the cupcake mold. 
  • The size of your bird’s nest cookies depend on the size of your muffin pans. 
  • If you prefer you can use half butterscotch chips and half chocolate chips. 
  • If you prefer you can use cupcake liners for easy removal. 
  • While you can melt your butterscotch and peanut butter in the microwave, we recommend that you melt it on the stove. Melting it on the stove makes it melt more evenly and gives it a nice glossy glow. 
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Storage

You will want to store your cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. 

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How can I serve these birds nest cookies?

I love serving these on a two-tiered tray and placing them all around. 

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More Recipes:

Yield: 12

Bird's Nest Cookies

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These 4 ingredients no bake Bird's Nest Cookies are made with butterscotch chips, peanut butter, and chow mein noodles that are then filled with mini chocolate Easter Eggs.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 c chow mein noodles
  • 1 c creamy peanut butter
  • 1 ½ c butterscotch chips
  • 36 mini chocolate easter eggs, like cadbury mini eggs

Instructions

  1. - Using a small saucepan, melt the peanut butter and butterscotch chips over low heat.
  2. Continue to stir until completely melted.
  3. - In a large bowl, combine the melted mixture with the chow mein noodles and mix well
  4. - Using a muffin/cupcake pan, fill each spot with a spoonful of the chow mein mixture.
  5. - Make a small indent in each cookie to create the nest look
  6. - Chill in refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes or until nests feel firm
  7. - Remove each cookie nest from the pan and top with 3 or 4 mini eggs each.

Notes

A mini tart shaper makes a perfect indent to create the nest look, you can also use a small

spoon or the rounded bottom part of a tablespoon works just as great!

The easiest way to remove the nests after they have chilled is to use a butter knife. Insert the

knife along the outer edge and pop out carefully.

Store cookies in a container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Fun serving idea: I used a two-tiered easter egg display dish for serving, the nests sit nicely on top of the round egg inserts.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 459Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 363mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 3gSugar: 29gProtein: 9g

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