Bird Nests Recipe
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This is a fun, kid-friendly recipe I pulled together a few years ago. My kids love helping me make these. —Jessica Boivin, Nekoosa, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min.
MAKES:25 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min.
MAKES: 25 servings


  • 2 packages (10 to 12 ounces each) white baking chips
  • 1 package (10 ounces) pretzel sticks
  • 25 yellow chicks Peeps candy
  • 1 package (12 ounces) M&M's eggs or other egg-shaped candy

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 267 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 207mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein .


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt white chips; stir until smooth. Set aside 1/2 cup for decorating.
  2. Add pretzel sticks to remaining chips; stir until coated. Scoop a small amount of mixture onto waxed paper; shape into a nest using two forks. Repeat, forming 25 nests. Dip bottom of Peep into reserved white chips; place in a nest. Add eggs to nest, securing with white chips. Repeat. Let stand until set. Yield: 25 servings.
Originally published as Bird Nests in Taste of Home April/May 2011, p18

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Cleopatra41 192927
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2011

"These are THE most adorable treats. The salty-sweet of the pretzels, not to mention the 'ADORABLE' factor, have made them a delightful surprise for every family member, young and old alike. It all came together quite easily, and will be a must-have for years to come! Thanks for this ingenious and creative delight!"

melissaengelhart 186194
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"easy ..easy...My 4 yr old broke sticks in half..I found "nest" easier to assemble that way. I used multi colored "chicks" for his class! I was surprised how quick and easy!!"

ahalbersma 151076
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"A new Easter tradition in our house! I may break the pretzel sticks in half next time to make a little smaller nest. Our 3 kids loved "decorating" them almost as much as eating them!"

mom_of_boys_81 113687
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"I have a similar bird nest design but I use the HERSHEY'S No-Bake Butterscotch Haystack recipe, Peeps, and Jelly Beans. They are an Easter favorite!"

dobylover2008 113685
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2011

"These were sooo good, I made it with my 7yr old sister and she loved making them. They couldnt have been easier or yummier!!!"

ambersibo 134715
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2011

"It was fun and easy for the kids to make, and well eat too!!"

yjswan 124530
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2011

"I made these for our church coffee hour with the kids in mind--turns out being a "kid" has no age limit--these were a huge success. I would definitely make these again. Thanks for sharing this idea."

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