No-Bake Bird’s Nest Cookies: Easy Easter Dessert


If you need an easy Easter dessert, our No-Bake Bird’s Nest Cookies are the perfect festive treat for after Easter dinner.

Hi everyone, It’s Erica from Messy Momma Crafts here to bring you a traditional treat with a fun Easter twist. I love no-bake cookies, they are chocolatey and sweet and they go great with a cup of coffee. Plus if you top them off with a few jelly beans they look like little bird’s nests.

No-bake bird's nest cookies

I’m sure you’ve had the classic version of the no-bake cookie, but have you ever made them into cute little bird’s nests, perfect for Easter?


My No-Bake Bird’s Nest Cookies are just like the classics but with a fun Easter twist. They don’t require much but taste and look amazing.

What you need: 

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Kitchen Needed: 

Ingredients Needed: 

These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.

Bird’s nest cookies tips

As you make these cookies, here are a few tips to keep in mind. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments.

A bowl of melted butter and cocoa

What other things can i Add to the cookies?

Try tossing in a 1/4 cup of coconut flakes to change up the texture of no-bake cookies. Coconut is naturally sweet so it adds a nice touch to the cookies.

If you don’t like jelly beans, there are plenty of little egg shaped treats out around Easter in the Easter candy section.

Once you remove the chocolate mixture off the heat, you can stir in the creamy peanut butter and mix in the oats next.

How do i store the cookies after i bake them?

Let cookies cool on a parchment paper-lined baking pan at room temperature first. You can speed up the process by putting them in the fridge. You’ll want to store the cookies in an air-tight container and let them sit at room temperature too.

My No Bake Bird's Nest Cookies are just like the classics but with a fun Easter twist. They don't require much but taste and look amazing.
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No Bake Bird’s Nest Cookies

If you need an easy Easter dessert, these No-Bake Bird’s Nest Cookies are the perfect festive treat for after Easter dinner.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Resting Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 25 minutes
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easter Recipes
Servings: 20 Cookies
Calories: 291kcal
Author: Erica Golding



  • Add the butter, sugar, milk, and unsweetened cocoa powder to a pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Stir consistently, bring to a rolling boil for 1 minute, and remove from heat.
  • Stir in peanut butter.
  • Measure 3 cups of oats and mix into the chocolate mixture.
  • Use an ice cream scoop and scoop the cookie mixture onto a parchment or waxed paper lined baking sheet.
  • Add 3 jelly beans to each cookie and let harden at room temperature for 1 hour.


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 152IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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