Birds Nest Cookies – they’re an easy and fun no-bake cookie recipe, especially in the spring!
Different cooks use different ingredients to make these fun cookies, but the one thing they have in common are egg-shaped candies, pressed into the middle of the cookies after they are formed or dropped.
This easy version is a great cookie recipe for kids. Can you say “No oven”?
You’ll melt the flavored chips in the microwave and then mix in the chow mein noodles (the birds nest “straw”) by hand. Kids love to drop the nests onto baking trays and press the eggs into the centers before they set.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Chilling time: 15-30 minutes
Makes about 3 ½ - 4 dozen drop cookies
1 cup (6 ounces) butterscotch morsels
1 cup (6 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
12 ounce packages chow mein noodles
2 bags (about 120 – 150) egg-shaped candies, such as Cadbury Mini Eggs or jelly beans
Special Baking Tips for Birds Nest Cookies
You can use proportions of butterscotch and chocolate chips to your taste as long as chips total 2 cups. For instance, if you prefer a caramel flavor you can combine 1 ½ cups butterscotch morsels with ½ cup chocolate chips.
Birds nests will stick together better when you melt an additional ¼ cup of chips (any flavor) into the mixture.
You can reduce the number of candies when you place just one or two candies on each nest.
Save money when you buy egg-shaped candies on sale after Easter to use in this recipe later in the spring.
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