Easy Birds Nest Cookies are the perfect spring time treat.
I especially like how easy it is to make these cookies.
Easy Birds Nest Cookies
This is a simple recipe idea for making edible 'birds nests".
Even better, you can place chocolate eggs or jelly beans inside of these.
Did you see my recipe for Carrot Cake Rice Krispie Treats?
That is another spring time inspired dessert idea.
Both this recipe for nests and that recipe for Krispie treats would go nicely together for a spring time celebration.
Fill your birds nest with eggs! You can find a selection of chocolate eggs here.
This recipe is for anyone asking what are haystack cookies made of.
This recipe for an edible birds nest is based upon the popular hay stack cookie.
The big difference between the two recipes is that this recipe is shaped like a cup.
Both this recipe for birds nest and that recipe for haystacks contain similar ingredients.
Chow mein noodles are used to represent the sticks that would be used in a real birds nest.
They are held together using melted chocolate or butterscotch chips.
You may be wondering how do you serve birds nest cookies.
Certainly you can eat these edible birds nests just the way they are.
However, these nests work well with small candy, such as jelly beans, placed inside of them.
To hold the candy we will simply shape the haystack cookies into a cup shape.
The easiest way to shape the cookies is to use a small cupcake or muffin pan.
We will place the cookie mixture into the pan openings and allow them to set.
Tips for making edible birds nests.
This recipe is made with melted butterscotch chips.
You could however, use chocolate chips if you prefer to.
More tips for you
- While I am using a muffin pan to shape my nests, you can make yours flat. Simply place them onto a prepared baking sheet and use your thumb to make an indent in the center to shape them for holding candy eggs.
- These nests can be easily removed from the pan by first placing them into a refrigerator to chill first. You can then run a butter knife around the edges to loosen them up.
- Serve these nests with candy that resembles eggs. Jelly beans are a good choice for this recipe.
Personalize haystack nests.
This is a really simple recipe that works well.
You can make yours even more fun.
Try on of these ideas.
- Use pretzel sticks in your nest for color and a salty crunchy taste.
- Sprinkle spring time sprinkles on top of your nests.
- Add some worm candy to your nest!
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You may also be interested in these ideas.
About this recipe for edible birds nests.
This is a simple no bake recipe for making a birds nest that you can eat.
It takes just four ingredients to make these nests.
The butterscotch chips will need to be melted.
You can use a stove top or microwave to melt your chips.
Also, you will need crispy chow mein noodles.
Ingredients needed to make haystack nests.
- Creamy Peanut Butter- 1 cup.
- Butterscotch Chips- 1 ½ cups.
- Chow Mein Noodles- 4 cups.
- Optional- small egg shaped candy.
How to make Easy Birds Nest Cookies
Step One: prepare.
Give your clean mini muffin a quick spray with nonstick. Alternatively, you can use Easter cupcake liners to hold and serve your nests in.
If you are making flat nests, simply line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
Step Two: melt ingredients.
Place your creamy peanut butter and the butterscotch flavored chips in a microwave-safe bowl.
Microwave the ingredients until they have melted together, stopping every 30 seconds to stir.
Alternatively, you can melt your ingredients on a stove top on low heat, stirring continually.
Step Three: combine the ingredients.
Once your peanut butter and chocolate have melted together and are smooth you can stir in the chow mein noodles. Add two cups (half of what is needed) and stir. Then stir in the remaining.
Use a tablespoon or scoop to fill the individual muffin/cupcake areas with the mixture. Carefully use your finger or the back of a melon scoop to press the center in to make it resemble a nest.
Transfer the nests to the refrigerator until set (about a half hour) and then remove them from the pan and fill them with goodies.
Store these in an air tight container. They should keep for about a week if properly stored in the refrigerator or up to a couple of months if frozen.
Easy Birds Nest Cookies, a Spring and Easter inspired cookie made with chow mein noodles and formed into a nest shape.
Easy Birds Nest Cookies
- Place your creamy peanut butter and the butterscotch flavored chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the ingredients until they have melted together, stopping every 30 seconds to stir.
- Once your peanut butter and chocolate have melted together and are smooth you can stir in the chow mein noodles. Add two cups (half of what is needed) and stir. Then stir in the remaining.Use a tablespoon or scoop to fill the individual muffin/cupcake areas with the mixture. Carefully use your finger or the back of a melon scoop to press the center in to make it resemble a nest.Transfer the nests to the refrigerator until set (about a half hour) and then remove them from the pan and fill them with goodies.
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