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Easter No Bake Birds Nest Cookies

Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 24 cookies

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These No Bake Birds Nest Cookies are made with oats, corn flakes, mini eggs, peanut butter and are perfect for Easter or Spring! The kids will go nuts for them! Includes step by step recipe video

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no bake birds nest cookies overhead on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper

It always happens this way.

I plan out my recipes (and make, photograph and schedule them) sometimes months in advance. And then at the last minute, weeks before a holiday arrives I suddenly start to feel guilty that I haven’t brought you enough cutesy holiday-themed recipes.

I start to panic. What can I possibly make?!? I don’t have time. I should just forget about it, move on. The people don’t need another birds nest cookie recipe!

And often, I do move on, and forget about it, and you get something boring like soup. Or stew. Or a one pot pasta.

close up image of bird's nest cookie on parchment lined baking sheet

But this time… I guess I changed my tune.

I figured I definitely needed an excuse to buy a giant bag of mini eggs (don’t we all?!?) and the kids would love them. And maybe I’d even let them help me make a batch for Easter (if there were any mini eggs still around by then).

I wasn’t sure how to go about making these. I thought I would use these No Bake Christmas Tree Cookies as a base, and just shape them into little nests. But then I realized that nests aren’t green, so I’d have to fill them with something brown and that seemed silly.

Brown. I can do brown. Peanut butter, chocolate and, oooo — Corn Flakes!

no bake birds nest cookies on white plate with pink blue and yellow mini eggs

These cookies are a cross between my 2 favorite no bake cookies — the traditional, chocolate and oats, and those insanely delicious butterscotch corn flake cookies.

I thought I would need some glue to hold my eggs in my nest and I love the way toasted coconut looks so much like a nest, so I had big plans to make an indent, fill it with chocolate, rim with toasted coconut and THEN add my mini eggs…. but you know, life happened and I got lazy. Which makes these a pretty unoriginal version of a Birds Nest Cookie but I’m okay with that.

If you want to go all out, feel free to do the whole melted-chocolate-toasted-coconut shebang. And then send me a sample to taste test πŸ˜‰

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Easter No Bake Birds Nest Cookies (with Mini Eggs!) + VIDEO

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These No Bake Birds Nest Cookies are made with oats, corn flakes, mini eggs, peanut butter and are perfect for Easter or Spring! The kids will go nuts for them! Includes step by step recipe video
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 268cal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter not natural
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 1/2 cups coarsely crushed corn flakes
  • 72 mini eggs

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, melt together butterscotch chips, chocolate chips and peanut butter.
  • Stir in oats and corn flakes until combined.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto wax paper lined baking sheets (you’ll need two) into 24 mounds. Immediately press 3 mini eggs into the center.
  • Let cool completely before storing in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks or the freezer for up to 3-4 months.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 268cal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 119mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 7.7mg

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Amanda E. says

    Wow, I don’t cook very often but made these for an Easter potluck. Just finished making them and tried one… They are SO GOOD! Thank you for sharing the recipe. πŸ™‚

  2. Lorna Demedeiros says

    Can you substitute the eggs for something that is no sugar added? Do they make mini eggs for diabetics?

  3. Ellenk says

    I don’t buy much cereal but have rice Chex left from another treat. Would these work instead of corn flakes since they are crushed? Thanks!

  4. Rachel says

    Will it work if I don’t add the peanut butter. I want to make these in my Pre-K classroom and were a nut free facility

  5. Leah says

    These looks great! My little girl and I will be making these this weekend! Do you think adding shredded coconut would work okay here?

  6. ColleenB.~Texas says

    YUM.
    These would look adorable served / arranged on a pretty serving platter covered with green ‘grass’………..coconut died green; arranging the cute little nests a top of the ‘grass’

  7. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says

    The curse of working ahead…it’ horrible, isn’t it? πŸ™‚ I never even shared a St. Patrick’s Day recipe because of working too far ahead, even though I left a spot open in my calendar for it. Oops! I’d much rather have these birds nest cookies though for Easter. It’s been WAY too long since I’ve had this kind of cookie! What a fun and pretty treat for the holiday!

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Lol! I am so bad at just going with the flow and posting “in the moment”. I’m so focused on whatever month I’m working on I forget about all the things that are currently happening! Lol. Thanks Gayle!

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