No-Bake Chocolate Egg Nest …

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.

These Chocolate Egg Nest Cookies are so cute and delicious! They make for a delicious Easter and/or spring treat!

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!

These Chocolate Egg Nest Cookies are so cute and delicious! They make for a delicious Easter and/or spring treat!

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No-Bake Chocolate Egg Nest Cookies
These Chocolate Egg Nest Cookies are so cute and delicious! They make for a delicious Easter and/or spring treat!
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 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.
  1. In a large microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and butterscotch chips together in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds.
  2. Stir in chow mien noodles.
  3. Spray muffin tins lightly with cooking spray.
  4. Drop by spoonfuls into a greased muffin tin and mold into nest shapes.
  5. If you are making the larger nests to fit a peep inside, mold into large greased muffin tins.
  6. Let set, you can also place in the refrigerator to help them set up quicker.
  7. Place eggs and/or peeps on top.


I also 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.


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  1. 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)

  2. 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?

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. Sara

    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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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

  8. Apryl

    How many nests can be made with the ingredients. I need to make about 28 of these for my child’s class for Easter

    • Chef in Training

      they are not the pasta type noodles. They are a crunchy topping. I hope that helps clarify. Please let me know if it doesn’t.

  9. Tiffany

    I may try this with fiber one cereal to healthify it a bit – that’s what I thought you used when I saw the pic!

  10. Chrysta

    I love making these and have been making them for the past few Easters and lots of baby showers! I use pretzel sticks instead of the noodles, but of course I’m on my way out the door now to grab some chow mien noodles and try them out too! Great article!

    • Brenda Falter

      I had same problem. Don’t know what I did wrong??? My chocolste/butterscotch chips did not melt to where I could mix with noodles.

    • Nicole

      I do chocolate work a lot and it helps to microwave in 30 second intervals with a stir each time until the chocolate is melted. Hope that will help you :)

  11. Tracy

    I remember my mom making chocolate nests. She used shredded wheat and semi sweet chocolate. They were awesome. This is an interesting version of them using chow mein noodles…