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close up photo of a chocolate haystack with cadbury eggs
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5 from 9 votes

Chocolate Haystacks Birds Nest Cookies Recipe

Whether it’s Easter or a just-for-fun dessert that the kids will enjoy, these classic birds nest cookies are always a hit.
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookie
Keyword: birds nest cookies, chocolate, chocolate nests, dessert, easter, easter candy, easter dessert, easter egg, easter haystack, haystack cookies, no bake, sugar and cloth
Servings: 12
Calories: 107kcal


  • 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!


Serving: 12g | Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 2mg