Birds Nest Cookies are a perfect little treat to add to your holiday table.

With Easter right around the corner, why not kick it up a notch with these Easter birds nests?

Making No Bake Cookies are a fun and easy way to teach anyone a little bit more about the kitchen.

Birds Nest Cookies

These little no bake cookies are perfect for spring. Not just because of the light pastel colors, but also because they symbolize birth.

Spring and Easter are both primarily focused around new life and birth. With little chocolate eggs in a nest, you can use them as edible table decorations.

Whether you’re placing birds nest cookies at table seatings, or piling them on a plate, reactions are the same. Everyone will love this birds nest recipe with chow mein noodles!

Birds Nest Cookies

What’s In Birds Nest Cookies?

  • 10oz Chow Mein Noodles
  • Milk Chocolate Chips
  • Butterscotch Chips
  • Cadbury Chocolate Eggs
Instant Pot Melting Chocolate
Instant Pot Birds Nest cookies

How to Make Birds Nest Cookies

If using an Instant Pot:

  • Place 2 cups of water in the Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker.
  • Place a large glass bowl on top to create a double boiler.
  • Add Milk Chocolate Chips and Butter Scotch Chips to the glass bowl.
  • Set the Pressure Cooker To Saute mode.
  • The water will heat up and create steam. This warms the glass bowl and melts the chocolate.
  • Stir as needed until the chocolate and butterscotch chips are completely melted and smooth.
  • Be careful to not get any water into the chocolate mixture of it will seize up.
  • Turn Off the Instant Pot/Pressure cooker.
  • Add your Chow Mein Noodles and then Stir to coat all of the noodles.
  • Spoon 2-3 Tbsp of the mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Shape them into little Nests and then place 3 Cadbury Chocolate Eggs on top.
  • Allow them to completely cool.
Birds Nest Cookies

If using a microwave:

  • In a large glass bowl place the Chocolate Chips and Butterscotch chips and stir to mix them up.
  • Heat the chips in the Microwave for 2 minutes. Stir every 30 seconds until chocolate mixture is smooth.
  • Remove the bowl from the Microwave and then add in the Chow mein noodles.
  • Stir to coat all of the noodles.
  • Spoon 2-3 Tbsp of the mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Shape the noodles into a Nest and then place 3 Cadbury Chocolate Eggs on top of each.
  • Allow to completely cool.

How to store Birds Nest Cookies

After the chocolate nests have cooled completely, you can place them inside of an airtight container, Ziploc bag or even lay then on a plate covered in plastic wrap.

They can remain at room temperature and be just fine. If it’s a hot day, you may want to keep them in the fridge. That will help to prevent melting.

Birds Nest cookies

Can I substitute Robins Eggs instead of Cadbury Eggs? 

Absolutely! They’ll still look amazing, and they’d add a fun crunch to this sweet treat!

How long are Birds Nest Cookies good for?

These cookies can last up to a week an still taste great. The biggest reason to eat them quickly is to prevent them from getting stale.

Birds Nest Cookies

Can I substitute Peanut Butter Chips for Butterscotch Chips? 

Of course! Use whichever chip you want, it’s totally up to your own personal preference!

Can I freeze Birds Nest Cookies? 

Yes, you can freeze them. Just note that the freezing temperature may cause the chocolate to change in appearance.

It’s still safe to eat, but the chocolate just separates a little, totally normal.

What is a No Bake Cookie?

A No Bake Cookie is a dessert treat that requires no baking to make. In this case the cooled chocolate butterscotch mixture will harden and hold the birds nest together.

Top with an Easy Candy Treat to make the perfect edible Birds Nest Cookie.

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Birds Nest Cookies

Birds nest cookies are a perfect little treat to add to your holiday table. With Easter right around the corner, why not kick it up a notch with these Easter birds nests? No Bake Birds Nest Cookies will soon be a Family Tradition
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Birds Nest Cookies, No Bake Cookies
Servings: 12
Calories: 227kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 oz Chow Mein Noodles
  • 1 pkg Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1 pkg Butterscotch Chips
  • 1 pkg Cadbury Chocolate Eggs

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions

  • Place 2 cups liquid in Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker
  • Place a large glass bowl on top to create a double boiler
  • Add Milk Chocolate Chips and Butter Scotch Chips to bowl
  • Set Pressure Cooker To Saute. The water will heat up and create steam, warming the glass bowl and melting the chocolate
  • Stir and needed until chocolate and butterscotch chips are completely melted
  • Be careful to not get any liquid into chocolate mixture of it will seize up
  • Turn Off Instant Pot/Pressure cooker
  • Add Chow Mein Noodles and Stir to coat all noodlesSpoon 2-3 Tbs of mixture onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Shape into a Nest and place 3 Cadbury Chocolate Eggs
  • Allow to completely cool

Microwave Instructions

  • In a large glass bowl place Chocolate Chips and Butterscotch chips and stir to mix them up
  • Heat chips in Microwave for 2 minutes ~ stirring every 30 seconds until chocolate mixture is smooth
  • Remove from Microwave and add Chow mein noodles
  • Stir to coat all the noodles
  • Spoon 2-3 Tbs of mixture onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Shape into a Nest and place 3 Cadbury Chocolate Eggs
  • Allow to completely cool

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 167mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
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