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Easter nest cookies on a cute green plate

Easter Birds Nest Cookies

Easter Birds Nest Cookies are SO easy to make with just 3 ingredients - these are fun for the kids and delicious too. Use any kind of candy eggs for the top!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword candy nest, chocolate, chocolate candies, chocolate egg candies, chow mein noodles, easter candy, easter egg nest, pretzels
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 15 Cookies
Calories 69kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $8


  • 10 ounces candy melts see note
  • 2 cups (134 g) chow mein noodles
  • Candy eggs see note


  • Line a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper.
  • Melt candy melts in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments on 50% power, stirring after each interval.
  • Once the candy is melted and smooth, stir in chow mein noodles. Scoop mounds of the chocolate noodle mixture onto the cookie sheet. Top with 3-4 candy eggs.
  • Chill to set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.



  • Candy Melts: You can find these in the baking aisle. I recommend, in order of taste, Ghiradelli Melts, Candiquik, or Almond Bark. You can also buy them in colors at the craft store but they don’t taste very good.
  • Flavor: Use chocolate or vanilla or a combination of both!
  • Candy eggs: We love using Mini Cadbury Eggs but you can also use jelly beans, Robins eggs, or M&M eggs.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg