Easter/ Spring Bird’s Nest Cookies

Nothing says Easter and Spring time to me quite like Bird’s Nests and Eggs. I was asked to make something for our Church’s Easter party and thought these would be perfect. The Eggs pictured are Hershey’s Hardshell Eggs. We used those because Little Dude picked them out. He’s a boy after my own heart and skipped the jelly beans in favor of chocolate.

Bird’s Nest Cookies


  • 1 (11.5 ounce) package milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1 (5 ounce) can chow mein noodles
  • 2/3 cup flaked coconut
  • 50 jellybeans


  1. In a saucepan, melt the chocolate chips and shortening over low heat; stir until smooth. Remove from the heat. Stir in the chow mein noodles and coconut until well coated. Divide into 15 mounds on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Shape into nests; press an indentation on the center. Place three or four jelly beans in each nest. Cool. Store in an airtight container.

*Note: These can also be made with butterscotch chips rather then chocolate chips if desired*


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