Easter Bird Nests

Lolita Slafter


This is a recipe from my mom from many years ago and I used to make for my kids at Easter.

These are even a nice treat for a kids Sunday school class party.

Have fun making these and have the kids help!

I wish you all a very Blessed Happy Easter!!!

Always, Lita :)

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These little nests taste like crunchy no-bake cookies - they're delicious. Both kids and adults will enjoy making these. What a fun and yummy addition to your Easter dessert table!

If you're in a pinch and don't have time to tint the coconut, try edible grass they sell in the stores at Eater. It'll work like a charm. The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 2 votes

6-8 depending on size
45 Min
No-Cook or Other



  • 1 c
    light Karo syrup
  • 1 c
  • ADD:

  • 1 1/2 c
    peanut butter
  • 1 c
    chocolate chips
  • 4 c
    Rice Krispies
  • ·
    coconut, jelly beans, marshmallow chicks
  • ·
    green food coloring

How to Make Easter Bird Nests


  1. Bring to boil: 1 cup light Karo syrup and 1 cup sugar.
  2. Remove from heat and add 1 1/2 cup of peanut butter, 1 cup chocolate chips and 4 cups of Rice Krispies, mixing well.
  3. Shape about 1/2 cup of the mixture into a nest by making a ball and then pressing in the center to make depression for nest. Set on waxed paper.
  4. Fill with coconut that has been tinted with green food coloring and a little water and air dried first.

    Note: Make sure the coconut has been dried enough and won't rub off on hands when touched.
  5. Fill with jelly beans, chocolate eggs or other egg shaped candies and top off with a marshmallow Peep if desired.

    Have A Blessed and Happy Easter!!! :)

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About Easter Bird Nests

Course/Dish: Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Collection: Easter
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #for, #Kids

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