These no-bake cookies are a perfect springtime treat for kids — messy to make and sweet to eat! Just the right blend of chocolate and crunch, these festive treats are not only delicious, but a fabulous spring or Easter decoration as well. 

chow mein chocolate bird nests

What you will need:

  • 2 (11-12 oz.) bags of chocolate chips or butterscotch chips
  • 1 (10 oz.) bag of Chow Mein noodles
  • M & M’s, jellybeans, or any other type of small candy that you could use as your “eggs”
  • Wax paper


1. Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe container. Heat on 50 percent power in the microwave for one minute. Stir, and repeat until chips are all melted. This usually takes 3 to 5 minutes.

chow mein chocolate bird nest 1

2. Add the Chow Mein noodles to the melted chocolate. Stir until the noodles are fully covered.

chow mein chocolate bird nest 2

3. Drop by tablespoonful of the mixture onto wax paper. Form a nest shape with your fingers (this is the part that the kids love! Warning: they will get messy!).

chow mein chocolate bird nest 3

4. Place candies in middle of nest for the “eggs.”

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5. Let sit until firm (or put in fridge to help them set-up quicker).

6. While waiting for your cookies to set-up, go outside and try to spot some birds and maybe even their nests!