These no bake Chocolate Haystacks Birds Nest Cookies are quick and simple to make. They’re perfect for an Easter dessert.
Whether it’s Easter or a just-for-fun dessert that the kids will enjoy, these classic bird’s nest chocolate haystack cookies are always a hit.
What’s crunchy, chocolatey, and extremely adorable? You guessed it! They always loved chocolate Easter nests!
Easter holds a special place in my heart, and besides loving eggs, I, Nanette adore pastel colors, Easter brunch, macarons, and marshmallows.
And it doesn’t get better than springtime weather mixed with your favorite people gathering, don’t you agree?
Naturally, I’m particularly excited to share this simple recipe that’s both festive, filled with chocolate, and always a crowd favorite…
Ingredients and Tools Needed to Birds Nest Cookies
There are several classic renditions for making bird’s nest cookies.
While they’re easily customizable, chocolate haystacks and butterscotch haystacks are the most popular.
Dried chow mein noodles — Ramen or any other dry noodles and nuts would work too.
Your choice of 4 oz dark chocolate, milk chocolate, peanut butter chips, or butterscotch chips
Egg candy of any kind — We used the speckled Cadbury eggs.
Waxed paper for a lined cookie sheet
How to Make No-Bake Chocolate Haystacks Birds Nest Cookies
Break the chocolate chips into small chunks and then microwave at half power for 45 seconds to melt chocolate in a large bowl.
Then, continue to microwave in 20-second intervals until it’s completely melted into a smooth chocolate mixture.
What To Top Birds Nest Cookies With
Ideas for Chocolate Haystacks Birds Nest Cookie Toppings:
— Easter sprinkles
— Coconut flakes
— Cadbury eggs
— Candied robin eggs
— Coated almonds
— Chocolate-covered espresso beans
More Easter Ideas and Inspirations that You Should Try
- 15 Modern Easter Basket Ideas
- A zero carb bread recipe for balancing out your treats!
- A DIY essential oil diffuser to prep for Easter brunch
- Skinny Jalapeno Margarita Recipe for your outdoor gathering
- DIY easter place card holders
Chocolate Haystacks Birds Nest Cookies Recipe
Chocolate Haystacks Birds Nest Cookies Recipe
- Parchment paper
- 6 oz dried chow mein noodles 1 pack
- 4 oz dark chocolate
- Egg candy We used cadbury eggs.
- Break the chocolate into large chunks.
- Microwave at half power for 45 seconds. Continue to microwave in 20 second intervals until it's completely melted.
- Crumble the noodles with your hand into smaller pieces, and toss it in the chocolate until it's completely coated.
- Form little nests in your desired shapes and sizes, and let solidify on parchment paper. If it hasn't set within 20 minutes, put the nests into the refrigerator to set.
- Top off with chocolate eggs and enjoy!
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This is so yummy and fit perfectly into my meal prep! Funny enough, I was very on the edge of trying a Keto diet because there’s so much info out there and I was really confused at the beginning lol. I read a blog post – https://blakestake.com/i-finally-tried-the-keto-diet-heres-what-happened-my-results/ .This is a review of a weight loss program called the Custom Keto Diet and the writer (Blake)’s journey with starting and achieving amazing results with the Keto diet. I can’t stress enough that people should try this before wasting money and their time on things that don’t work. It changed my life!
we made these this past week and they were so much fun! my kiddos loved them and I’m making them again for easter!!
I’m going to order these eggs tonight so we can make these next week. I know my kids will love making and eating them.
These nests are always a favorite! So easy and fun to make and eat!
Thank you, Wilhelmina!
coming late to the party, but… The recipe for these is on the packets in Australia, called spiders. It calls for crunchy peanut butter to be added in when you melt the chocolate. It is perfectly delicious. More than highly recommended!
My cousin just made these for my baby shower!! They are adorable AND delicious :)
Ive never heard of anything like this…genius idea
I used to have these when I was little but we used broken up shredded wheat cereal! Might have to make some this Easter!
We used to make these growing up and called them “haystacks” and I LOVE the idea of using them as nests for Easter! We use half butterscotch/half chocolate and it’s amazing! Thanks for sharing!
This is soooo adorable!!!!
Super cute Easter idea!