Best Ever Birds Nest Cookies

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Celebrate Spring with these adorable (and tasty) no-bake birds nest cookies! Bird nest cookies are made with three different kinds of chocolate and topped sprinkles and candy eggs.

Close up of a birds nest cookie.

I know Easter has passed for the year (it really snuck up on my this time) but Spring has sprung and I didn’t want to wait another whole year to share these adorable birdsnest cookies with you!

A picture showing the cover images for all three cookbooks written by Aileen Clark.

They are such a fun treat to make and eat. They are a great option for making with your kids (or surprising them if cooking together isn’t your jam). They would pair wonderfully with a study on birds or after a hike and day of birdwatching.

They also pair nicely with hanging out at home and enjoying each others company. Either way, you and your family are sure to love these no-bake birds nests.

Bird nest cookies on a gold platter with decorative bunnies in the background.

More spring-time recipes:

Chow Mein Noodles vs. Frosted Flakes

Now, there are many recipes out there for bird nest cookies. The big difference between the recipes I have seen and this one is we use frosted flakes as the base of the birds nest, instead of chow mein noodles. I think Frosted Flakes just have a better flavor.

Overhead picture of three birds next cookies.

Types of chocolate used

We also switched up the types of baking chips used. This recipe uses milk chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and peanut butter chips. It is such a delicious combination!

How to melt chocolate in the microwave

If you’ve never melted chocolate in the microwave before, there are a couple of things to keep in mind.

  1. Make sure you are using a microwave safe bowl. I prefer using a glass bowl.
  2. Mix the chocolate every 30 seconds. This helps it blend well and allows you to keep an eye on it without letting it burn. You DO NOT want burnt chocolate.
  3. The chocolate is ready when it is smooth and shiny.
Collage photo of four pictures of bird nest cookies.

Decorating bird nest cookies

We decorated these bird nest cookies with green Jimmie-style sprinkles and green sugar sprinkles. The green is supposed to resemble grass. The eggs on top are Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs. You can find them online on Amazon.

More no-bake treats:

A birdnest cookie on a floral placemat.

Birds Nest Cookies Recipe

Aileen Clark
Celebrate Spring with these adorable (and tasty) no-bake Birds Nest Cookies! They are made with three different kinds of chocolate and topped sprinkles and candy eggs.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 127 kcal


  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/3 semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon green sprinkles
  • 1 tablespoon green sugar sprinkles
  • 3 cups Frosted Flakes
  • 1 4-ounce box Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs


  • ohCombine the milk chocolate, peanut butter, and semi-sweet chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.c
    Chocolate and peanut butter chips in a glass bowl with a blue spoon.
  • Heat in the microwave in 30 second intervals, until fully melted, and creamy.
    Chocolate and peanut butter chips melted in a glass. bowl.
  • Pour the melted chocolate over the frosted flakes and stir until evenly coated.
    Chocolate being poured over a bowl of Frosted Flakes.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and using the cookie scoop, drop the cornflake mixture onto the baking sheet.
    A scoop of chocolate coated Frosted Flakes being flattened out with the back of a red cookie scoop.
  • After each scoop, use the back of the cookie scoop to slightly flatten, and then immediately add a pinch of both green sugar and green sprinkles.
    Chocolate coated Frosted Flakes topped with green sprinkles.
  • Top with three Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs.
    Chocoalte birds nest topped with three mini Robins Eggs candies.
  • Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator to set for 30 minutes.
    Birds nest cookies arranged on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Remove from the refrigerator. Serve and enjoy!
    Birds nest cookies on a gold platter.


Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three weeks. These can also be frozen for up to two months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before enjoying.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 127kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 102mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9g
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