Turtle Dove Nests

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + standing


15 nests

Updated: Feb. 10, 2022
Inspired by the traditional carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas," our Test Kitchen staff created these cute chocolate nests. With jelly bean eggs, they would make fun treats for Easter, too. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
Turtle Dove Nests Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (11 ounces) peanut butter and milk chocolate chips
  • 2 cans (3 ounces each) crispy rice noodles
  • 1/3 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1/3 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • 45 jelly beans or peanut M&M's


  1. In a microwave, melt chips; stir until smooth. Stir in the rice noodles, cereal and peanuts. Divide into 15 mounds on waxed paper and shape into nests; press indentation in the center of each. Add three jelly beans to each nest. Let stand until set.

Nutrition Facts

1 nest: 217 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 110mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.