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


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


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1 c
light Karo syrup
1 c


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


  • 1Bring to boil: 1 cup light Karo syrup and 1 cup sugar.
  • 2Remove from heat and add 1 1/2 cup of peanut butter, 1 cup chocolate chips and 4 cups of Rice Krispies, mixing well.
  • 3Shape 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.
  • 4Fill 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.
  • 5Fill 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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