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No-Bake Edible Birds Nests|Easter Dessert Recipe

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Edible Birds Nests are actually a thing! They are the most perfect easter dessert recipe, and the kids will love helping out with making them.

Best of all you can wrap them in some cellophane and toss them in their Easter baskets for later.

Easter is one of those holidays that is filled with delicious sugary sweets. I love a good Cadbury egg, jelly beans, and of course Peeps.

No-Bake Edible Birds Nests

I wanted to do something a little more creative for Easter, and that’s where these tasty edible bird nest came in to play. This No-Bake easter dessert recipe will be the highlight of any Easter gathering.

I mean who doesn’t love chocolate, then to add caramel, man. These nests are not only adorable for display but once you sink your teeth into them, you’ll be amazed at the flavor.

Plus kids will love the fun look of them!

side view of edible birds nest easter dessert recipe with a yellow baby chick next to a wood cutting board holding the nests

You can even add a little bit of Nutella to hold the candy eggs or a marshmallow Peep or both. And now you have your own edible bird nests with eggs to sink your teeth into.

Or even a dollop of whipped cream or cream cheese frosting.

Use these adorable edible birds nests as a unique way to top a carrot cake or use them around the bottom of an amazing bunny cake. And become the talk of your family dinner.

sideview of edible birds nest, easter dessert recipe

Easter Dessert Recipe

Because, like most of my recipes, this was something that came out of my wild imagination, not the nests but making them this way, I was honestly surprised at how well they turned out.

They taste sooooo good too. The kiddo’s approved them as well and said they deserved a gold star for the sweet taste.

I may be a little biased though, seeing how caramel is my favorite candy, but to even it out, I should mention I am not a fan at all of the coconut.

Even not being a huge fan of coconut I still really enjoyed these edible bird nests. They have the perfect amount of caramel paired with chocolate, it made them pretty scrumptious.

edible birds nests made with cornflakes

If you struggle with being a chef in the kitchen, know these are super easy to make. You have the muffin tin as a mold so it makes the nests process a whole lot easier, and you don’t have to worry about the shape.

Trust me these are great for kid parties, treats for your kids after school, or makes and gives to your neighbors and friends. The edible bird’s nests are perfect for any occasion during the Easter holiday.

How To Make Edible Birds Nests
Yield: 16

How To Make Edible Birds Nests

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

I wanted to do something a little more creative for Easter, and that's where these tasty edible bird nest came in to play. This No-Bake easter dessert recipe will be the highlight of any Easter gathering. 


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6-8 cups cornflakes
  • 6oz chocolate (we used Hershey's kisses)
  • 64 Mini eggs
  • or peeps


  1. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt peanut butter and chocolate.
  2. Mix until well combined. 
  3. As soon as the mixture is properly melted and combined, add your powdered sugar
  4. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Into a separate mixing bowl, pour 4 cups of the measured out cornflakes
  6. Stir in PB & chocolate mixture 
  7. Mix to evenly coat cornflakes, adding your remaining cereal 1 cup at a time until you reach your desired consistency. (I ended up only using 7 cups for this batch.
  8. Some require more, some require less)
  9. Scoop the cornflake mixture into the paper-lined muffin tins.
  10. Shape into a nest either using your fingers (careful! It may be hot!) or the back of a spoon. 
  11. Place 4 mini eggs or peeps into each nest. 
  12. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before consuming or until the chocolate has set.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 1055Total Fat 50gSaturated Fat 26gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 20gCholesterol 2mgSodium 716mgCarbohydrates 157gFiber 10gSugar 80gProtein 15g

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