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 User ID: 5914454 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 User ID: 5869881 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 User ID: 5421369 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 User ID: 2990682 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 User ID: 5927232 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 User ID: 5918141 134715
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2011

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

yjswan User ID: 1519000 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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