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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