These adorable Easter Egg Nests are a no-bake sweet treat that’s not only decorative but delicious! With only 5 ingredients, you can create this spring dessert in as little as 30 minutes.
Sweet, chocolaty, colorful, and crunchy are the hallmarks of these delightful spring bird’s nest cookies that are filled with pastel candy-coated mini eggs. They’re the perfect dessert to serve at spring events. Best of all, they’re so easy to make!
If you have kids, they’ll love helping to make these since they’re essentially edible crafts! And if you’re an empty nester (sorry!) you’ll have just as much fun making these seasonal treats because they’re so cute!
The nests are a simple mixture of melted white chocolate, peanut butter, and confectioner’s sugar mixed with chow mein noodles. The nest shape is formed by pressing the mixture in muffin tin wells and refrigerating until they’re solid. Once they’re formed, you can decorate them with pastel candy eggs. How easy is that?
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It needs minimal ingredients
- No special cooking or baking skills needed
- It’s a delightful edible craft that doubles as decor
- Can make simple swaps to change up colors, flavors, and decorations
White Chocolate Baking Chips – Use your favorite brand.
Powdered Sugar – It helps sweeten the nest coating mixture.
Creamy Peanut Butter – Use your favorite brand of smooth peanut butter. Also, use commercially mixed peanut butter, not the type that you have to stir together. That would make the mixture too oily.
Chow Mein Noodles – Use your favorite can of store-bought noodles.
Cadbury Easter Candy Coated Mini Eggs – You’ll need at least 36 eggs, so you might want to have a few packages on hand.
How To Make Easter Egg Nests
Note: This is a summary of the recipe steps. For complete instructions, see the recipe card down below.
Step 1: Melt the white chocolate chips in a large microwave-safe bowl.
Step 2: Stir in the powdered sugar and peanut butter. Mix until everything is smooth.
Step 3: Pour in the chow mein noodles and fold them in gently until everything is well mixed and coated.
Step 4: Spray a standard-size muffin tin with non-stick spray and add the chow mein mixture to each muffin well, making a dip in the middle to form a nest.
Step 5: Place the muffin tin(s) in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or until solid and then pop the nests out of the tins.
Step 6: Put 3 eggs in the middle of each nest and serve.
Can I Make These Ahead Of Time?
Absolutely! Make the nests a few days ahead of time and keep them in the fridge in an airtight container until ready to serve. You can also freeze the nests in a freezer-safe container for up to up to a month. Thaw in the fridge before adding the candy eggs and serving.
How To Serve
While these Easter Egg Nests are perfect for Easter activities and celebrations and will look stunning on your dessert table, they also make easy sweet treats for friends and neighbors. Package them up in cellophane bags tied with a pretty ribbon, or set them in pastel cupcake liners and put them in an Easter basket or a bakery box for delivery. If you homeschool, these nests make a fun and edible craft if your lessons center around birds and nests.
- Chips – Instead of white chips, use chocolate chips to make the nests dark brown. Or try butterscotch chips for a slightly different flavor.
- Green Grass – Before adding the eggs, add a bed of green “grass” to the nests by mixing shredded coconut with a few drops of green food coloring.
- Eggs – Swap out the Cadbury candy eggs for jelly beans, malted chocolate eggs, or pastel peanut M&Ms.
- Marshmallow Birds – For fun, you can always add an additional decoration in the form of marshmallow Easter peeps with pastel chicks. Just set one on top of the Cadbury eggs!
How To Store
To keep the nests fresh and crunchy, be sure and store them in an airtight container on the countertop. They’ll keep for 5-7 days.
To freeze the nests, without the eggs, store them in a freezer-safe airtight container for up to 1 month. Defrost in the fridge before adding the eggs and serving.
These Easter Egg Nests are a fantastic new favorite treat! So easy and so cute!! This is such a great dessert to show off on Easter. With only 5 ingredients, this makes the yummiest sweet treat! Mixing white chocolate, peanut butter, and powdered sugar tossed in Chow Mein Noodles topped with the cutest Cadbury Eggs!
- One 11-ounce bag of white chocolate baking chips
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 3/4 cup of creamy peanut butter
- One 8 oz can of chow mein noodles
- Cadbury Easter Candy Coated Mini Eggs (about 36 eggs)
- Gather all of the ingredients.
- In a large bowl, microwave the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for about 1 minute, stopping and stirring every 15 seconds. Continue until everything is melted.
- Stir in powdered sugar and peanut butter. Mix until everything is smooth.
- Pour chow mein noodles in and with a silicone spoon stir and fold gently until everything is well mixed and coated.
- Spray a standard-size muffin tin with non-stick spray. Wipe with a paper towel to ensure it’s not extremely oily in them.
- Using a rounded tablespoon, scoop and drop into the tins and press down to make a dip in the middle like a nest.
- Put 3 eggs in the middle of the nests.
- Place in the fridge for 20 minutes or until solid and then pop out of the tins and serve! if you have trouble try using a plastic fork to help you.
Tips and Tricks
- You can also use butterscotch chips instead of white.
- Any egg-shaped candies will work, peanut m&ms, robin’s eggs, etc
- Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 277Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 5mgSodium 140mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 1gSugar 19gProtein 6g