Enjoy these easy No Bake Easter Nest Cookies made with two different candies. Add chocolate and bright colored eggs for a traditional cookie or top them with frosting and a googly-eyed Easter chick for a fun twist.
Every couple months I get this crazy itch to make a fun treat with those adorable edible candy eyes. Something about those googly eyes makes me laugh every single time. I just can’t resist them. As I was looking at the jar of eyes in my sprinkle cabinet, I realized that I never made an Easter treat last year with those eyes. What in the world was I thinking?
The last Easter eyed treats I made were these Chocolate Coconut Bunny Cupcakes and these Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Bunnies a few years ago. The creative side of my brain had to make something right away.
Last week when I was in Target I found a bag of peanut butter cup Easter eggs dipped in yellow chocolate. Right away my mind thought they would be so cute as chicks.
If you can’t find the yellow coated peanut butter eggs, dip regular ones into melted yellow candy melts first.
These little Easter chicks are so easy to put together. I used a jar of fall leaf sprinkles for feathers and feet. As I dug through the jar for the yellow and orange sprinkles, I also pulled out the broken ones that looked like beaks.
Dab a little bit of white or yellow melting chocolate on each egg with a toothpick and attach the beak and eyes using tweezers. The feathers and feet were easy to just push into the sides. If you don’t have the leaf sprinkles, you could also use mini Reese’s pieces cut in half for the beak and feet. The wings and hair are totally optional.
The only thing I insist you add to the eggs are the candy eyeballs. They just make them so cute and adorable!
After I had the chicks all put together, I had to have something for them to sit on. At first I was going to make cupcakes because how cute would those be? But then the practical side of me wanted an easy no bake cookie instead.
Plus, with a no bake cookie you get two options for decorating them.
You can either add green frosting and the chicks. Or you can fill the nest with a gooey chocolate center and top them with colorful candy eggs. It’s your call.
In less than 30 minutes you can have a tray of these easy no bake Easter nest cookies. The cookies have the texture of a rice Krispie treat. But I added chocolate and peanut butter chips to make them a little bit more delicious.
I also used Cocoa Pebbles cereal because I thought it would make the cookies more nest looking. Chocolate rice Krispies would totally work too.
One word of warning about these cookies. Hide them from your kids if you need them to last because they will be snagging the peanut butter chicks off the cookies. True story!
If you are looking for more fun Easter treats, you need to check out these White Chocolate Easter Chick Strawberries because they are so cute. And then look at these Nutter Butter Hatching Chicks because they are totally cracking me up!! If your kids love marshmallows, make these PEEPS Easter Cupcakes for an easy party treat!
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- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 10 ounce bag mini marshmallows
- 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips, divided
- 6 cups Cocoa Pebbles cereal
- 12 yellow coated Reese's peanut butter eggs
- yellow and orange leaf sprinkles
- edible eyes
- 2 Tablespoons white or yellow candy melts
- 1/2 cup vanilla frosting, tinted green
- 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
- candy coated robin eggs
- Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- Stir the butter and marshmallows in a large pot on low-medium heat until melted and creamy.
- Add the peanut butter and 1/2 cup chocolate chips and stir until melted. Stir in the cereal immediately.
- Use a large cookie scoop to make 24 mound on the prepared tray.. Press the center in with a tart shaper and use your fingers to round it out to look like a nest. Let set.
- Melt the melting chocolate according to the package directions. Use a toothpick to dab a little bit of chocolate on the peanut butter eggs for the beak and eyes.
- Press the other sprinkles into the top, sides, and bottom of the egg for hair, wings, and feet.
- Swirl the frosting in the center of 12 cookies. Add a peanut butter chick and a few eggs.
- Place the remaining chocolate chips and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds. Stir until melted and creamy.
- Drop spoonfuls of chocolate into the remaining cookies. Add robin eggs and let the chocolate set.
*You can also use mini Reese' pieces cut in half in place of the leaf sprinkles if you like.
**If you can't find the yellow coated peanut butter eggs, dip regular ones in melted yellow chocolate first.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 113mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 3g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and are not guaranteed to be accurate. If you need special diet advice, please see a registered dietician.
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