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Bird Nest Cookies for Easter

  • Author: Erin
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 5-10 nests (depends on size) 1x


Chocolate covered pretzel sticks formed into nests and topped with fun candy eggs.  A super simple food craft for Easter!


  • 1 bag (12oz) chocolate chips - dark, semi-sweet, or milk
  • 4 TBS creamy peanut butter - use no-stir if you use a natural kind
  • 4 cups of pretzel sticks, broken in half
  • Candy eggs - use jelly beans, robin eggs, Jordan almonds, etc.


  1. Cover a large baking sheet with wax paper.
  2. Pour chocolate chips into a large microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave in 20 second bursts, being sure to stir with a nonstick spatula after each one, until chocolate is fully melted.
  3. Add the peanut butter and stir until combined with the chocolate.
  4. Add the pretzel sticks and gently stir until all of the pieces are coated.
  5. Use a large spoon to scoop out piles of pretzels and place them onto the wax paper.  Top with candy eggs.
  6. Place the baking sheet into the refrigerator for an hour to set.  You can store the nests at room temperature, though I recommend keeping them in a container in the fridge before serving to keep them super firm.


The size of the nests will be determined by the size of the candy you choose to use for your eggs.

Vary the recipe by using butterscotch or peanut butter chips, almond butter, sun butter, etc.

Create different nest textures by using chow mein noodles or wonton strips instead of pretzels.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour (chilling time)
  • Category: Dessert

Keywords: easter, no bake, bird nests

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