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No-Bake Birds Nest Cookies Recipe

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Check out these easy no-bake birds nest cookies recipe. This is a great no-bake cookie recipe made with cornflakes. Peanut butter, chocolate chips, and more come together in this Easter dessert.

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Now you can do a chow mein noodle birds nest cookies, or do cornflakes like I did. You can make this recipe with cornflakes or chow mein noodles.

An Easter no-bake cookies recipe that kids will love eating the candy eggs on top, then nibbling on the Easter nests.

Why You Will Enjoy This Bird Nests Cookies Recipe …

  • No-bake dessert
  • Quick to make
  • Peanut butter and Chocolate collide
  • Cornflakes
  • Kid-Friendly Easter treat
  • A fun birds nest dessert for parties
ingredients for cornflake cookies on marble counter

🍫  Ingredients Needed

  • Milk Chocolate Chips
  • Peanut Butter Chips
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Green Jimmies Sprinkles
  • Green Sugar Sprinkles
  • Corn Flakes
  • Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs (Jelly Beans, or egg shaped candy)

📌Tools Needed

  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper or Wax Paper
  • Silicone Spatula
  • Bowl for heating chocolate
  • 2 tablespoon Cookie Scoop
easter bird nest cookie steps on how to make

🍪 How to Make

Step 1: In a bowl you will add peanut butter chips, and both kinds of chocolate chips. You will heat in the microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring between each cycle.

Step 2: Once the chocolate is fully melted, fold in the cornflakes, and mix till combined.

Step 3: Now you will use wax paper or parchment paper and lay out on the counter. Use a cookie scoop to make round mounds of the cookies. Use a spoon to press down the center of the cookies.

I used the cookie scoop to flatten the center of the cookies. Now add a little of the green sugar and green jimmies to the cookie. Top with 2-3 robin egg candies.

Step 4: Let your cookies set up for 30 minutes in the fridge and then serve!

👩‍🍳 Storing And Freezing Cookies

These chocolate cornflake cookies can be stored at room temperature for 3-5. Or if you want you can store in the fridge for 4-5 days.

These cookies can be frozen as well if you want for 3-4 months. Just store in a freezer container!

chocolate bird egg nest cookies

🥝 Variations and Expert Tips

  • Use Chow Mein Noodles in replace of Cornflakes
  • You can use frosted cornflakes or plain cornflakes. I find plain are not as sweet of cookies, which is nice.
  • Consider adding in some shredded unsweet coconut for more texture and flavor.
  • Use any egg shaped candy to top your bird nest cookies!

🥚 Recipe FAQs

How to get perfect shaped Easter egg nest cookies?

You can use a muffin tin as the base for the cookies if you need help getting a circular shape for the nest.

Just grease your pan and add your scoop of mix, and then press down the center like you would. Once the chocolate is set up then remove from the muffin tin.

What can I use to make no bake bird nest cookies?

Cornflake cookies, broke up pretzels, chow mein noodles, and more. You can honestly use almost anything to make these nest cookies.

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No-Bake Birds Nest Cookies Recipe

Yield: 18-20
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Whip up these No-Bake Birds Nest Cookies! These are easy cornflake cookies that are shaped into a bird's nest and topped with candy Robin Eggs. A delicious no-bake Easter treat.


  • 1/2 cup peanut butter baking chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 cups cornflakes or chow mein noodles
  • 1 tablespoon green sugar sprinkles
  • 1 tablespoons Jimmies sprinkles
  • Candy eggs (I used Whopper Mini Robin Eggs)


  1. In a bow you will add the semi-sweet chocolate, milk chocolate chips, and peanut butter chips. Place in the microwave and heat for 30 second incriments. Stir in between each heat cycle.
  2. Once the chocolate is fully melted you will stir in your cornflakes and mix until fully combined.
  3. Use a cookie scoop to place on a wax lined counter. Use the bottom of the scoop to press in the center to make the whole for the eggs. Or you can use a spoon.
  4. Add the sprinkles on quickly before the chocolate sets. Then top with 2-3 robin egg candies.
  5. Place the birds nest cookies in the fridge for 30 minutes to set up. Then serve and enjoy.


I used a 2 tablespoon scoop to make my Easter cookies. You can use any size you want.

Swap the chips with butterscotch chips for a butterscotch cookie instead.

Chow mein noodles, crushed pretzels, and more can be used in replace of cornflakes.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 116Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 92mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 3g

This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

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Let me know how you like these chocolate peanut butter birds nest cookies! An easy cornflake cookie that melts in your mouth!

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