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Chocolate Peanut Butter Nests – Easy Easter Treat!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Nests are not only a super CUTE Easter treat but they are also so simple and delicious! They only require 4 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep!

Mini Egg Chocolate Nests Haystacks on a white plate

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mini Egg Nests Recipe

These simple and adorable chow mein noodle bird nests will be a perfect addition to your Easter festivities. They’re so cute, delicious, and the perfect no bake treat. They come together with just a few ingredients!

Since my family is a chocolate and peanut butter fanatic, these bird nest cookie are right up our alley. The chow mein noodles not only bring a crunch to this treat but add character too. When you add the candy eggs on top they are absolutely adorable!

One of the best parts about these cookies is they are so easy to make that even the kids can help out!

** Check out my Ingredients and Variations notes below for a Nut Free version! **

What is in Chocolate Peanut Butter Nests?

ingredients to make Mini Egg Chocolate Nests Haystacks

Star Ingredients

  • I am a huge chocolate peanut butter fan so I use a mix of chocolate chips and peanut butter in this recipe. However, you can substitute the peanut butter for an equal amount of chocolate chips.
  • Mini Eggs are one of the signature Easter Treats that everyone seems to love. These treats are topped with Mini Eggs to create a bird nest look and they are so cute!
  • Chow Mein Noodles are available in the international aisle of grocery stores. They are precooked, crispy and airy, and are traditionally served as a topper for soups, salads, stir fries, etc. They are the perfect shape for making these cute little nest treats!

How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Nests

steps to make Mini Egg Chocolate Nests Haystacks

Full Printable Recipe Below

Check out my short video tutorial here

1 Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

2 Place the chow mein noodles in a large bowl. Set aside.

3 In a microwave safe bowl combine the chocolate chips and peanut butter. Melt in 15 second intervals until fully melted. Or in a medium saucepan, combine the white chocolate chips and peanut butter. Stir over medium heat until smooth.

4 Pour melted chocolate mixture over the chow mein noodles and stir until evenly coated.

5 Using two spoons, scoop out a heaping tablespoon of the mixture and place it on the parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Form an indent in the center and immediately place two or three egg candies in the center. Repeat with the rest of the mixture and egg candies.

6 Allow the nests to cool on the parchment paper until the chocolate is set. To speed up the process, place bird nests in the freezer for 10 minutes, or fridge for 20 – 30 minutes.

7 Serve and enjoy!

Mini Egg Chocolate Nests Haystacks on a white plate

Variations

This recipe is so versatile and can be made in more than one way. Here are some suggestions you can use:

  • If you don’t have chocolate chips you can use chocolate almond bark or any chocolate bar you have at home. Just chop up the bark or bars into smaller pieces first so it is easier to melt
  • To create a lighter color next use all white chocolate chips and peanut butter. By doing this your nests will be light brown in color.
  • If you are a mint chocolate lover, instead of peanut butter sub for mint chocolate chips, or use all chocolate chips and add a few drops of mint extract to the mix!
  • Nut Free Option: These nests can be made with all chocolate and no peanut butter. Use your favorite nut free chocolate, chow mein noodles and egg candy.
Mini Egg Chocolate Nests Haystacks on a white plate

Looking for More No Bake Desserts?

Try some of my most popular no bake treats!

  • Oreo Fudge – simple three ingredient recipe! This is a crowd pleaser and makes a great gift.
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispies – a fun twist on the classic Rice Krispies combining two classic flavors. These squares are a match made in heaven for chocolate peanut butter lovers.
  • Lemon Blueberry Angel Cake – the perfect combination of fresh lemony pudding and blueberry pie filling! All layered together with light angel food cake and whipped cream.

Enjoy!

– Sab

Mini Egg Chocolate Nests Haystacks on a white plate

Chocolate Peanut Butter Nests – No Bake

These simple and adorable chow mein noodle bird nests will be a perfect addition to your Easter festivities. They’re so cute, delicious, and the perfect no bake treat. They come together with just a few ingredients are a kid friendly for a baking fun kitchen activity!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 25 pieces
Calories 168 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 package crispy chow mein noodles, 170 grams, approximately 3 cups
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, semi-sweet, milk, or white; or a mix
  • ¾ cup peanut butter, crunchy or smooth
  • 75 Egg Shaped candies (ex. Mini Eggs, Eggies), 75 for 3 eggs per piece; or 50 for 2 eggs per piece

Instructions
 

  • Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Place the chow mein noodles in a large bowl. Set aside.
  • In a microwave safe bowl combine the chocolate chips and peanut butter. Melt in 15 second intervals until fully melted. Or in a medium saucepan, combine the white chocolate chips and peanut butter. Stir over medium heat until smooth.
  • Pour melted chocolate mix over the chow mein noodles and stir until evenly coated.
  • Using two spoons, scoop out a heaping tablespoon of the mixture and place it on the parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Form an indent in the center and immediately place two or three egg candies in the center. Repeat with the rest of the mixture and egg candies.
  • Allow the nests to cool on the parchment paper until the chocolate is set. To speed up the process, place bird nests in the freezer for 10 minutes, or fridge for 20 – 30 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Store in a single layer in an air tight container in the fridge, or place parchment paper/wax paper between layers.
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NUTRITION

Calories: 168kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 107mgPotassium: 58mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg
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Alexandra

Friday 8th of April 2022

I made these with my kids for Easter and not only did they have fun, they said they were delicious. Thanks for this recipe.