No-Bake Chocolate Egg Nest Cookies

First of all, I want to thank you all for your concern, advice and help.  I have received countless emails and comments of people letting me know they are praying and thinking about my family as well as some sharing stories of someone they knew who suffered with GBS.  You have been such a great support for me through this time.  It has meant the world to me.Today, I have a fun recipe to share with you.  Easter is right around the corner and I thought I would share a yummy treat my mom has been making for years.  It would make for a great after school snack or a fun recipe to make with your kids.

I also put some into muffin tins to make bigger nests.  I thought it would be super cute to stick a Peep in there with some eggs and handout as fun Easter treats.  I think they turned out great!


1 (12 oz) bag milk chocolate chips
1 (12 oz) bag butterscotch chips, more chocolate chips, or peanut butter chips
1 (12 oz) bag chow mien noodlesI used Cadburry chocolate eggs, but you can also use M&Ms or Jelly Beans.
Peeps if making bigger nests in the large muffin pan.
Melt chocolate chips and butterscotch chips together in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds.
Stir in chow mien noodles.
Spray muffin tins lightly with Pam.
Drop by spoonfuls into a greased muffin tin and mold into nest shapes.
If you are making the larger nests to fit a peep inside, mold into large greased muffin tins.
Let set, you can also place in the refrigerator to help them set up quicker.
Place eggs and/or peeps on top.



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  1. 1

    I love the little baskets; my grandsons would love them, too! Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  2. 2

    bet they're good with pretzel sticks (broken) too

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  4. 4

    They look like they were put in muffin tins? Is that correct?

  5. 5

    I have been making the Chow Mein noodles treats for many years now.I am making white nests this year!

  6. 6

    Super cute! I love it!

  7. 7

    I love with pretzels or potato sticks!

  8. 8

    These are so cute!!I have made 'haystack' nests before but these are so cute with the peeps! How many muffin tin size nests will this recipe make? I'm thinking they would be good as place cards :o)

  9. 9

    these are adorable Nikki! i've seen peanut butter/butterscotch haystacks but never shaped into a nest. so creative :)

  10. 10

    Yum! They look amazing. Do you think pretzel sticks would work? My Husband keeps buying them and I don't know what to do with them.

  11. 11

    yes the larger ones were so that I could fit a Peep inside. You could also mold them on wax paper, I just think muffin tins are easier to keep the shape.

  12. 12

    Yes I am sure they would! Just break them into smaller sticks. Let me know how the pretzels work for you! :)

  13. 13

    Thank you so much for these adorable ideas! Can't wait to make these with the kiddos.

  14. 14

    How many does this make? I want to make the muffin tin ones with the peep on top for 15 people

  15. 15

    How many nests does this make?

  16. 16

    Super cute! Going to make these this weekend for brunch. Thanks for sharing!

  17. 17

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your Easter recipe is being featured at Menu & Party Idea Round Up. you for sharing your recipe with us at Cast Party Wednesday. Please grab a "featured" button. —Sheryl—

  18. 18

    pretzels would be awesome!!!

  19. 19

    I am featuring your cookies on my blog today… YUM!

  20. 20

    These are adorable! :) Happy Easter to you! Best,

  21. 21

    Those are adorable and I'm sure they're very yummy!!

  22. 22

    adorable! wondering if you've experienced any problems removing nests from the tins? i've always molded the nests by hand but love the uniformity of these … does the mixture stick to the tins?

  23. 23

    For a healthier version, we made these with kashi cereal and dark chocolate chips. They turned out SO cute and delicious. Thanks for a great idea!

  24. 24

    These are adorable but Mine won't come out of tins/bowls I used. Any suggestions?

  25. 25

    I can't get these out of the muffin tins!! :( next time I'm going to try lining with a strip of wax paper so I can pull the edges and lift out.

  26. 26

    Love this!

  27. 27

    This is adorable! I wish I had seen this earlier – I would have made them for today!

  28. 28

    I made these today with pretzel sticks! You need to spray muffin tins lightly with pam and use a butter knife to loosen them. I had no problem getting them out. They were a hit! Thank you!

  29. 29

    Made these this morning with chopped pretzels! Worked great. I filled them with peanut M&Ms. I actually put them in the freezer for a few minutes to let them set! Thank you for the recipe!

  30. 30

    Love these little baskets. They are so cute!

  31. 31

    I love these. So simple and cute. I would love to feature these is my Favorite Finds post this Friday. With your permission of course :)

  32. 32

    I'm making these for a shower. I know they are easy but I will be coming home from a week away the night before the shower. Would these freeze?

  33. 33

    Hey there! Just wanted to let you know we featured you in our Favorite Find Fridays post over at Whimsically Homemade. We used one of your pictures. If that's a problem let us know and we'll remove it immediately. Thanks for your great inspiration!

  34. 34

    These are so cute. Thanks for the idea. I think my kids will love to make these.

  35. 35

    I’ve had a variation on these made with Rice Krispies treats instead of the noodles, and it was delicious.

  36. 36

    Just wondering how many ‘nests’ the ingredient list will yield?

  37. 37

    To all who are asking, I made a half batch in the mini size and it made 25 nests. Note, I used almost the whole bag of Cadbury eggs, so if you do a full batch, get two packages!

  38. 38

    Your pictures of the egg nests sold me. Too cute! I just made them now with my son. I made them with pretzel sticks and coconut. Super easy to make. They are setting in the refrigerator now so I will let you know how they turn out. Thanks for sharing!

  39. 39

    I went on this site looking at the no-bake egg nests. I read where you were thanking people for their concerns about GBS. Are you referencing Guillian Barre Syndrome? I contacted it in Feb. 2012. I was hoping to be better by now, but unfortunately I had a severe case. I’m still hoping for some improvement but my neurologist isn’t giving me much hope. I would appreciated it if you would contact me via e-mail. I don’t know a soul with this syndrome. Thank You