Chow Mein Noodle Bird's Nest Cookies

Bird's nest cookies

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 3 mins
Refrigerate: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 13 mins
Servings: 18 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
210 Calories
14g Fat
20g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 18
Amount per serving
Calories 210
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 146mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 167mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These no-bake chow mein noodle bird's nest cookies are so simple to make, the kids can get involved.

Besides being easy, they're simply adorable. If you are making these chow mein noodle cookies for Easter, you also can use jelly beans in place of the peanuts or in addition to for a more festive cookie.

If you want, feel free to jazz yours up by using butterscotch chips in place of the semisweet chocolate chips. So good!

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator, especially in hot, humid weather.


  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 cup peanut butter

  • 2 cups chow mein noodles

  • 10 peanuts or jelly beans

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.

  3. Place chocolate chips and peanut butter in a microwave-safe container. Heat on 50% power for 1 minute. Stir and repeat, until chocolate chips are melted.

  4. Stir in chow mein noodles until fully coated.

  5. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a prepared baking sheet, forming a nest shape with your fingers.

  6. Place a few peanuts or jelly beans in the center of each nest for eggs.

  7. Refrigerate until firm.


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