No-Bake Chocolate Egg Nest Cookies

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. Just Carol

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

  2. Anonymous

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

  3. Sharon

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  4. The Judy's

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

  5. Debby@Just Breathe

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

  6. Dawn

    I love with pretzels or potato sticks!

  7. Anonymous

    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)

  8. Chef in Training

    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.

  9. Chef in Training

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

  10. Anonymous

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

  11. Anonymous

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

  12. MadeByAPrincess

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

  13. Lady Behind The Curtain

    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---

  14. KeatingAround

    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?

  15. Diane Harriman

    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!

  16. Anonymous

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

  17. Anonymous

    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.

  18. kate

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

  19. Bridget

    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!

  20. Tracee

    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!

  21. XXFL- A Girls Guide to Fandom

    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?

  22. Megan and Emily@Whimsically Homemade

    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!

  23. Sara

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

  24. Lucy

    Just wondering how many 'nests' the ingredient list will yield?

  25. 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!

  26. Andrea

    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!

  27. Gayle gray

    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

  28. Laura


    Going to try these with my daughter! Wonder if pretzel sticks would work too, might have to try both!!

  29. Connie Lytle

    ive made these using shredded wheat instead of chow mien noodles.

  30. Kay



  31. 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

  32. kiwa

    The noodles, do you cook them first?

    1. 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.

  33. Yola

    is the chow mein raw

    1. Chef in Training

      it is a crunchy type of topping. Not the pasta noodles. Sorry for any confusion.

  34. 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!

  35. Erin

    How many large peep-sized nests does this recipe make? Also, what about the number of smaller nests?

  36. Kira

    How many does this make?

  37. Cathy

    How many does this recipe make please?

  38. 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!

  39. Mel

    How many does this make?

  40. Kari

    How long do you microwave? It seems like I fried the chocolate n butterscotch

    1. 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.

    2. 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 :)

  41. 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...

    1. Charlotte

      These are awsome thanks so much. I remeber having these at school one!

  42. Amanda b

    Chow mein noodles which ones are those.

    1. Chef in Training

      I use the La Choy Chow Main Noodles... They are hard little brown noodles that come in a can or bag. I hope that helps! Please let me know if you have any more questions :)

  43. Christine Scano


    These will be perfect for my niece's bird theme baby shower. Did you use a mini muffin pan? Do they work well with pretzels?

    They are adorable.

  44. Pat Lambert

    How would this recipe work with shredded coconut instead of chow mien noodles?