Easter Cookies Egg Nests

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Easy no bake Easter Cookies that look like adorable egg nests!

easy no bake Easter cookies - adorable spring egg nests

Last week I had an idea, what if I made my no bake trail mix cookies (that I can’t keep my hands off of) into egg nests? If you can’t tell, I’m definitely feeling spring, even if snow is in the forecast this weekend. Plus, I was just really craving these cookies.

I love all things sweet and salty, but the marshmallows take these no bake Easter cookies over the edge. I get the worst cravings for these cookies and they’re all too easy to whip up on a Wednesday afternoon. So, I made them into edible egg nests.

spring treats - easy no bake egg nest cookies

If you’re lucky, you can even find these little Cadbury miniature eggs in an array of pastels! Please take note, next year I need eggs in a pretty soft blue, okay? You can also use M&M’s in these easy no bake Easter cookies, but for Easter I decided to make them with the classic Cadbury mini eggs our baskets were always filled with growing up. These egg nests also make a great addition to a baby shower!

Easy no bake Easter cookies - sweet and salty egg nest cookies

These egg nests are made with the most delicious mix of ingredients. In fact, it’s all I can do to form them into cookies without eating a few scoops of the mixture along the way! These Easter cookies are comprised of pretzel sticks, roasted peanuts, Chex, marshmallows, peanut butter and butterscotch chips. Topped off with Cadbury eggs they’re the most adorable Easter treat!

I have found that some are very opposed to butterscotch but would never know there was a hint of butterscotch in these craveable, addictive little egg nests. They are seriously can’t keep your hands off addicting!

easy no bake Easter egg nests

How to Make Easter Cookies that Look Like Egg Nests

  1. The key is to use pretzel sticks. Drop the warm mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheets. Press gently on the top of it with the back of a spoon to create Easter nests.
  2. Immediately add your eggs lightly pressing down.
  3. Refrigerate until set.

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no bake Easter cookies - edible egg nests

Easter Cookies Egg Nests

Author: Julie Blanner
Easy no bake Easter Cookies that look like adorable egg nests! This no bake recipe takes just a few minutes to make and are always a hit! Sweet and salty peanut butter no bake Easter nests with a hint of butterscotch.  
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Refrigerate 1 hr
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 176 kcal


  • 1 3/4 cups butterscotch chips {package}
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 3 cups pretzel sticks broken
  • 1 cup Chex
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • Cadbury mini eggs


  • Line cookie sheets/platters with parchment paper {must fit in your refrigerator}
  • In the microwave, combine butterscotch chips & peanut butter 30 seconds at a time until smooth, stirring intermittently.
  • In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Stir in peanut butter mixture until well combined.
  • Drop mixture by the spoonful onto cookie sheets pressing in the middle with a spoon to make nests and add 3 Cadbury mini eggs to the center.
  • Refrigerate until solid – about an hour or let set at room temperature.


Substitute other types of candy on top as desired.


Calories:176kcalCarbohydrates:23gProtein:4gFat:8gSaturated Fat:2gCholesterol:1mgSodium:236mgPotassium:108mgFiber:1gSugar:12gVitamin A:12IUCalcium:9mgIron:1mg
5 from 16 votes
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