I love when Kayla and I get in the kitchen recreating her childhood favorites like this recipe for Chocolate and Peanut Butter Birds Nest.
When Kayla was really small — I think she was in Kindergarten, it was my turn to bring snacks for the kids at school. At this time, I worked at a bank, so I did not have a lot of time to spare, but I wanted to send her some snacks that were homemade. That is when I discovered these SUPER easy birds nest.
I made a batch and took them to school that day for snack day and ever since then, this has been a yearly tradition for her.
She has been cooking by my side since she was about 4 years old. I can't believe she will be 18 next month and now cooks and bakes better than I ever thought about baking.
I was impressed when she made Creme Brulee for the first time a couple of months ago and then wound up making this decadent chocolate and caramel tart as well. She just amazes me with how she can tackle hard recipes and create them like she's been doing this for years.
Oh wait — she has! No wonder she can make things like French Macarons. That girl has my heart when it comes to food.
How to Make Chocolate and Peanut Butter Birds Nest
You literally only need a handful of ingredients to make this dish.
Most of the other recipes I have seen for this call for marshmallows, but we skip those and just use straight melting chocolate and peanut butter. We add a simple splash of vanilla to give it that extra yummy flavor.
Then we top it with her favorite Cadbury Mini Chocolate eggs which are only available at Easter time. She waits ALL year for these candies.
When making the nests, simply use a 12-cup muffin pan, or for even smaller nests, you can use a 24-cup mini muffin pan. Top it with plastic wrap so nothing sticks and then mold them to the sides. Make sure to make a divet in the middle so the eggs have somewhere to rest.
Then when you are finished, simply pop them in the refrigerator so that they can harden and then when you are done, serve them on a platter for your friends and family.
She even made edible Easter grass using flaked coconut and green food coloring.
This literally takes about 10 minutes to prepare and about 5 minutes in the refrigerator.
Check out these other fun Spring Desserts
- Easter Egg Macarons #SpringSweetsWeek
- Carrot Cake Cupcakes #SpringSweetsWeek
- Spring Toffee Crack
- Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Birds Nest
Simple and easy birds nest dessert. This is perfect for a kids party.
- 2 blocks of Almond Bark Chocolate melting chocolate
- 1 can of Chow Mein Noodles
- 1/4 cup of Peanut Butter, smooth
- 1 splash of Vanilla Flavoring
- In a large microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds.
- Add in the peanut butter once the chocolate is melted.
- Add in a splash of vanilla
- Stir in chow mien noodles.
- Place plastic wrap in muffin tins.
- Drop by spoonfuls into each muffin tin and mold into nest shapes.
- Let set in the refrigerator to help them set up quicker.
- Place eggs on top.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 272Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 186mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 5g
Monday 11th of April 2022
Making them again tonight! Grandson helped me make them the first time, they were fun and so darn addictive!! Cute as can be! Happy Easter!
Saturday 16th of April 2022
I am so glad yall liked making them!!
Manju | Cooking Curries
Tuesday 15th of March 2016
OMG! They look so adorable! I will have a hard time eating them! :)
Friday 18th of March 2016
They were very good and easy to make too!
Joy @ Joy Love Food
Monday 14th of March 2016
These are so cute, my kids would love them! The edible grass is a nice touch.
Sunday 13th of March 2016
I love that you used pretzels to make a nest. The peanut butter and chocolate eggs look so real in the nest egg.
Friday 11th of March 2016
Love this! I will try making this with my daughter.
Friday 18th of March 2016
She will have a great time doing it.