Easy and Fun No Bake Birds Nest Cookies Recipes

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No Bake Birds Nest Cookies Recipes

We have been making these cookies since I was a kid. I remember making them with my mom as a super special springtime treat. I wasn’t really a fan of the coconut so we would make a few without it just for me. As an adult, I have acquired a taste so now love the entire cookie treat. These can be made with butterscotch morsels but also with chocolate or vanilla chips. This recipe mixes a few of them together to give it the best possible taste of all. This is one of the best No Bake Birds Nest Cookies Recipes ever. Trust me and give it a try.

no bake birds nest cookies

Ingredients Needed

  • 2 Cups Chow Mein Noodles – Yes, sounds weird but trust me.
    1/2  Cup Butterscotch Chips
    1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips
    1/2 Cup Smooth Peanut Butter
    1/2 Cup Coconut
    Green Food Coloring
    Candy Eggs (Can be chocolate or jelly beans…)

Directions

This is such an easy peasy recipe. There is NO BAKING required which means these are great for making with kids. The results of a finished and ready to eat cookie happens in minutes. While I recommend the melting part be done on the stovetop in a double boiler, it works in the microwave too. I am not going to lie, I have made them both ways. This birds nest cookies recipes idea can be altered to change egg colors and flavors based on chip choices.

Start by melting and mixing together the candy chips with the peanut butter. The mixture should be smooth and creamy.

Add in the chow mein noodles and GENTLY stir until they are covered in the candy mixture.

Drop the mixture by large spoonful on to a surface that is covered with waxed paper (or parchment paper). Use the spoon to form a little divot in the center to create a place the eggs to fit in the nest.

While the nests are hardening, mix the coconut with a little bit of green food coloring in a baggy to look like grass.

Add the grass to the nests then add a few candy eggs. Aren’t they so dang cute? I love this no bake birds nest cookies recipes idea.

They are totally delicious and such a great twist on the traditional haystack cookie recipe! Warning – these are super rich. I can only eat one at a time. They are great to add to a festive cookie plate with other fun snacks and goodies.

If you want a fun printable tag to attach to these as a gift, feel free to download and print this one.

Seven Great Reasons to Bake

For me baking is a great way to express myself. I believe that it is a form of creativity. I am excited to share my TOP seven reasons to bake with you. Know that baking doesn’t need to be “from scratch” to count. It always counts even when it is only halfway homemade.

  1. Baking is like meditation. I find going through the steps of making a recipe to very calming and relaxing.
  2. Also, Baking stirs the senses, literally and figuratively.
  3. When I bake cookies, cakes, pies and treats; I find myself feeling creative and happy in my heart.
  4. Sometimes my kids bake with me and it creates a great time to bond and connect.
  5. Homemade treats make great gifts. The no bake birds nest cookies are perfect for Easter gifts.
  6. Using recipes passed down from generations creates a magical connection to family.
  7. Honestly, baking boosts my morale. It is just plain good for the spirit.

Too busy to make this right away?! Pin it for later!  Pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

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Cheers,

Laura

Yield: 18 Cookies

No Bake Birds Nest Cookies

Birds Nest Cookie Recipes

Adorable, rich and delicious cookies made with chow mein noodles. Perfect for Easter and springtime celebrations.

Prep Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Chow Mein Noodles - Yes, sounds weird but trust me.
  • 1/2  Cup Butterscotch Chips
  • 1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Candy Eggs (Can be chocolate or jelly beans...)

Instructions

  1. Melt the candy chips with the peanut butter.
  2. Stir in the chow mein noodles.
  3. Place by large spoonful onto waxed paper like nest.
  4. Color coconut with green food coloring.
  5. Add coconut and candy eggs to the nests.
  6. Let harden completely before eating.

 

 

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