Adorable no bake Chow Mein Noodle Birds Nest Cookies recipe uses both chocolate and peanut butter to make the most delicious nests. The addition of mini-eggs makes the nests look realistic and beautiful, while still being yummy!
Its hard to believe that Spring Break started today with the 8 inches of snow in my yard, but it did.
I love having the break to spend time with the kids. This week is going to be full of organizing and getting the house ready to go on the market, so I wanted to find an easy Easter recipe that Jonah and I could do in a short amount of time.
Chow Mein Noodle Birds Nest Cookies
With the Easter holiday coming up (the egg hunt could be interesting with all this snow) I wanted to make some bird nest cookies that would be perfect for spring or even an outdoor garden party. I had seen some Chow Mein bird nest cookies in the past and thought this would be a great opportunity to make them.
No Bake Bird’s Nest Cookies
Jonah and I got our creative cooking caps on and got to work. The reason these cookies look so cute is the candy that we used for the eggs. The best candy to use is Cadbury Mini-Eggs. I have found them to be the most realistic looking candy eggs, these are what makes these cookies stand out from the rest!
Cadbury Easter Candy Coated Mini Eggs, 10-Ounce (Pack of 4)
No bake cookies are a great option for parents when they are cooking with kids. I didn’t have to worry about my son burning himself. He enjoyed getting his hands covered in chocolate. We had a great time!
No bake bird’s nest cookies are also a great recipe to make if you are in a time pinch. This recipe only takes about 20 minutes start to finish if you let the cookies harden in the freezer!
No Bake Bird Nest Cookies
- 1 package 16 oz. Chocolate Candy (I used CandiQuick, but you could use Wilton Candy Melts or your favorite Chocolate Candy.
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 3 cups chow mein noodles
- Cadbury Mini Eggs
- Melt chocolate and peanut butter in the microwave. Heat for 1 minute and stir to see if you need any additional time. Heat for 15-second intervals if not fully melted.
- Combine all ingredients (except eggs) in a mixing bowl.
- Stir well to coat all of the noodles.
- Drop by spoonful onto wax paper. Wait about a minute or two and form into nests. The dip in the middle doesn't need to be too big, but make sure there isn't a hole in the nest.
- Let harden.
- Add eggs to your nests.
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Jonah wanted to test them out after lunch…
He got a little messy, but he is one happy little helper!
Chow Mein Noodle Birds Nest Cookies Supplies
Here are a few of the products we used that helped make these Chow Mein Bird Nest Cookies a huge success!
CADBURY MINI EGGS Candy (31-Ounce Bags)AmazonBasics Silicone Baking Mat – 2 PackLa Choy CHOW MEIN NOODLES Asian Cuisine 5oz (2 pack)Log House Candiquick Coating Choc
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Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy says
Super duper cute, Kat! I need to try this with my kiddos.
J Bonner says
So cute Kathy, love the idea…will have to try with the girls for Easter!
Meghan @JaMonkey says
I’ve not seen them with chocolate. They look good.
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
It’s been years, but I did something so similar and the kids really did love them. Yours are so cute!
this is so so so cute!!
Anne - Mommy Has to Work says
They are super cute!
Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom says
These are adorable! I never would have thought to use chow mein noodles for a dessert!
nicole @nicky_olea says
So cute! Those are absolutely perfect for Easter!
Humbly suggests that you put the eggs (or jelly beans) in the nest before the choc. hardens. Keeping them assembled better during travel. My Grandmother would use butterscotch flavored candy melt when she could find it. She would use the pastel colored marshmallows as well. ( She made these all year long a variety of candies and melts.) I love the speckled egg and dark choc. super cute!! Thanks for sharing!
These are adorable, my kids would love them!
Jenny @ MyLittleMe says
These are too cute!
Jessica Arena says
Love this recipe! Quick question – if I’m making these a few days before Easter, how would you suggest I store them? Tupperware at room temperature or in the fridge?
Thanks so much!
Kat Hodson says
Tupperware works great!
Jessica Arena says
Thanks so much Kat – do you think room temp or the fridge is best? I’m so excited to make this (and hopefully not have one of my traditional baking disasters, haha).
Any suggestions to use in place of peanut butter??
Sunflower Seed butter is a decent replacement for peanut butter. I haven’t tried it in this recipe though.