Bird Nests

Total Time

Prep: 40 min.


2 dozen

Updated: Feb. 08, 2022
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


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


  1. In a large metal bowl over simmering water, melt baking chips; stir until smooth. Reserve 1/2 cup melted chips for decorations; keep warm.
  2. Add pretzel sticks to remaining chips; stir to coat evenly. Drop mixture into 24 mounds on waxed paper; shape into bird nests using 2 forks.
  3. Dip bottoms of Peeps in reserved chips; place in nests. Attach eggs with remaining chips. Let stand until set.

Nutrition Facts

1 nest: 276 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 215mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.