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Bird Nests

Total Time

Prep: 40 min.


2 dozen

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
Bird Nests Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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.

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  • DragonSlayersRosebud
    Apr 7, 2018

    I brought this in for a treat for my colleagues. Whoa first they were snap chatted to their wife's and afterwards there weren't enough to go around, Went like birds flying out of the nests. Relatively easy to make. The salty and sweet combo were delicious.

  • annrms
    Apr 13, 2017

    Made these several years ago when I worked with children. Cute and fantastic.

  • Cleopatra41
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Apr 5, 2011

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

  • yjswan
    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.