Birds Nest Cookies
Easy No-Bake Cookie Recipe for Kids in the Spring
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
Directions for Birds Nest Cookies
- Line baking sheets with waxed paper, parchment paper, or
silicone baking mats.
- Place butterscotch morsels and chocolate chips in a 3-quart
casserole or other large microwave-safe dish. Heat on full power in the
microwave for 1 ½ - 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until mixture is melted,
blended, and smooth.
- Remove bowl from the microwave. Add the chow mein noodles
and stir them into the chocolate mixture until the noodles are thoroughly
- Use a soup spoon or tablespoon to scoop mixture from bowl onto
prepared baking sheets. (See more tips for how to scoop sticky cookie dough
onto baking sheets.) Press a small well into the center of each cookie and fill
it with 3 egg-shaped candies.
- Allow cookies to chill in the refrigerator until set for 30 minutes.
Remove cookies from baking sheets and store them in an airtight container in
the refrigerator, placing waxed paper in between layers.
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
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.
See more no-bake cookies on our Pinterest board.
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