No-Bake Chocolate Bird Egg Nest Cookies {Fun kid recipe!}

These delicious no bake chocolate bird’s nest egg cookies are downright delicious. With all of the chocolate and salty flavors melding together, they are irresistible!

It is safe to say that no bake cookies are probably my favorite! They don’t take much time and they are always delicious. Plus, I can even have my kids help as a fun activity. 

These birds nest cookies are perfect Easter cookies! With the fun egg-shaped chocolates or jellybeans, my kids always come back and ask for more. Needless today, the chow mein noodle cookies do not last long in our house. 

In fact, if you want to know some good hiding spots for these cookies if you need them for an event and need to ensure they would be there long enough, I’ve found the laundry room is a great place as well as the coat closet. 😉

Now, for more amazing no bake recipes you could make and bring along to your next get together you have to check out our no bake sugar cookie truffles, no bake crunchy peanut butter clusters and of course the classic white chocolate chex party mix!

Here is everything you will need for this chow mein birds nest recipe

Birds nest recipe ingredients:

  1. Milk chocolate chips
  2. Butterscotch chips
  3. Chow Mein noodles (THESE work great!)
  4. M&M’s, Jellybeans, Chocolate eggs or any kind of “egg-shaped” candy

Don’t like butterscotch chips? You can switch them out for a second bag of chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or peanut butter chips. I have tried all of those combos and they are all delicious.

Everything else you need to make these chow mein noodle cookies:

  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Spatula
  • Wax paper (THIS is my favorite brand)



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Time to start NO baking these chow mein noodle cookies

Start by pouring the two bags of chips (whichever you chose) into a microwave-safe bowl. Then, put it in the microwave at 50% power for 60 seconds. 

After the 60 seconds, take the bowl out of the microwave and stir the chips. Continue to microwave the chips at 50% power at 60 second intervals until the chips are completely melted and smooth. 

Once all of the chips are melted together, add in the bag of chow mein noodles to the bowl. Begin to stir everything together until the noodles are completely coated in the chocolate mixture. 

Now that the noodles are coated, lay out a sheet of wax paper and drop large tablespoonfuls of the chocolate noodles onto the piece of wax paper. 

WARNING: You’re about to get pretty messy!

Using your hands, mold the chocolate noodles into a “bird nest” shape. Then, place a few of the egg-shaped candies into the nest while the chocolate is still wet. Once the chocolate hardens it will hold the eggs in place. 

Now, all you have to do is let them harden. If you need them to harden quickly, feel free to put them in the fridge to set up faster. 

If you don’t have chow mein noodles on hand try these substitutes:

  1. Pretzels
  2. Special K cereal
  3. Rice Krispies 
  4. Potato sticks

More fun ideas to try

If you have any leftover egg candies (maybe not, I know I tend to eat some when I make these) you can also try making these cute hollow homemade chocolate eggs to hold more of the egg candies. 

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Serves: 12

No-Bake Chocolate Bird Egg Nest Cookies {Fun kid recipe!}

These No-Bake Chocolate Bird's Nest Cookies are perfect for Easter! They make a great activity to put together with your kids, too!

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 1 (11-12 oz) bag milk chocolate chips
  • 1 (11-12 oz) bag butterscotch chips*
  • 1 (10-12 oz) bag Chow Mein noodles
  • M&M's, Jellybeans, Chocolate eggs, or any other kind of "egg-shaped" candy


  1. Dump your two bags of chips into a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Melt in the microwave on 50% power for 60 seconds.
  3. Stir and repeat until all chips are smoothly melted.
  4. Add bag of chow mein noodles to the melted chocolate and stir until all noodles are coated.
  5. Lay out wax paper and drop a large tablespoonful of chocolate noodles onto wax paper. Mold into a "bird nest" shape. Warning- your hands will get messy.
  6. Place a couple of "egg" candies on top of the chocolate nest. Let harden (if you can resist eating it! They are good when they are warm and gooey too!) and place in the fridge if you want them to set-up faster.


*Don't like butterscotch chips? You can switch them out for a second bag of chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or peanut butter chips. I have tried all of those combos and think that they are delicious!


No Bake
egg free
soy free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free



4578 cal


225 g


592 g


47 g
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