Easter Bird’s Nests Recipe

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I just love creating fun treats with chow mein noodles. They are so much fun and so crunchy! We’ve been on a Cadbury Mini Egg kick lately, too, so this was a no-brainer. To go along with our Easter Crack Saltine Toffee and Mini Egg Cheesecake Dip, we have this Easter Bird’s Nests recipe! These take just 3 ingredients, and I bet you can guess what they are. It doesn’t get any easier than that!

Easter Bird's Nests Recipe

There are so many creative ways you can use these mini eggs in your Easter treats, and nothing says Spring to us like bird’s nests! We love watching all the mom and dad birds in the back yard working hard to build their nests. Then, we explain to my youngest, that no, these are just chocolate eggs, and it’s a good time. HA!

Bird’s Nest Candy Ingredients

To make these Easter Bird’s Nest candies, you’ll need two small 5 oz. cans of Chow Mein Noodles, a 24 oz. bag of milk chocolate chips, and a larger 9 oz. bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs. You don’t even really need any heavy equipment to make these, a microwave safe bowl will do.

Easter Bird's Nests Recipe ingredients

Easter Bird’s Nest Directions

To make them, we microwaved our chocolate on 30 second intervals, stirring between to get it nice and melted. We combined our chow mein noodles into one large bowl, and then we poured the melted chocolate over top to mix it all together.

Once you get your noodles covered with chocolate, you can line a baking sheet with parchment paper and scoop them out into little mounds, and we kind of moved them around to make sure there was a space in the center for our eggs!

I’ve also seen people put them into a muffin tin and really push them around to get a nice egg shape, but honestly here we have one less dish to wash. If you want to do that you absolutely can, just pop them into the freezer for a bit to let the chocolate harden and you can take them out of the muffin tin!

We let the chocolate set, either at room temperature, or in the refrigerator or freezer if you want to speed up the process a bit. Then, we added our eggs!

Easter Bird's Nests Recipe

So cute and yummy chocolate candy. Your kiddo will love these on Easter, they would go great as a lunch box treat, or with your Easter spread.

For a printable version of this recipe, see below. These might come in handy for making these Easter Bird’s Nests.

Yield: 16 servings

Easter Bird's Nests

Easter Bird's Nests

Crunchy chocolate covered chow mein noodles make these cute Easter Bird's Nests, topped with Cadbury Mini Eggs.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • (2) 5 oz. cans of chow mein noodles
  • (1) 24 oz. bag of sem-sweet chocolate chips
  • (1) 9 oz. bag of Cadbury mini chocolate eggs


    1. Add the chow mein noodles to a large bowl.
    2. In a microwave safe bowl, microwave chocolate chips on 30 second intervals, stirring well between, until melted.
    3. Pour chocolate over chow mein noodles, and stir to combine and coat the noodles with chocolate.
    4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and spoon chow mein noodles into small piles on the parchment paper.
    5. Using your spoon, press down slightly and arrange the chocolate covered noodles to have a center “nest” for the chocolate eggs.
    6. Place the nests into the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes to set the chocolate.
    7. Add 2-3 mini eggs to each nest.
    8. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 nest

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 394Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 1gSugar: 33gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

If you enjoy this recipe, be sure to check out more of our Easter treats-

Cadbury Mini Egg Dip – a delicious cheesecake dip with Cadbury mini eggs in the mix.

Easter Dirt Cake – a fun Easter themed dirt cake that your kiddos will love.

Easter Dirt Cups

Easter Bird's Nests Recipe

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