Easter Egg Nests

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Not only are Easter egg nests an incredibly cute and fun treat, they’re also super easy to make. These tiny chocolate nests filled with chocolate eggs will be a big hit at this year’s Easter celebration!

Easter egg nest made from chocolate

If you’re anything like us, you love a good dessert recipe! Easter desserts are always so cute but now we may just have a new favorite!

These adorable Easter egg nests are so much fun and this simple recipe is guaranteed to be a hit at your Easter brunch. They’re a festive treat that will look great on your party table, and the kids will love helping you make them.

Make these for an Easter brunch or any springtime party or gathering. You could even make them for kids’ birthday parties. With just a few ingredients and a few simple steps, you can make these any time you need a quick and easy treat that’s sure to impress!

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Easter bird nest treats on counter with Easter sprinkles

💖Why We Love This Recipe

It’s Perfect for Easter – These adorable little nests are the perfect spring-themed dessert for your Easter table. They’ll be a huge hit at any Easter celebration.

It’s Kid-friendly – This is such a fun recipe that you’ll want to get the kids involved. They’ll love helping to dye the coconut and add the eggs to your nests.

It’s Easy – I’m all about the easy recipes! Because it takes just a few simple ingredients, this no bake recipe is one of the easiest Easter desserts you’ll find.

🛒Ingredients

Labeled ingredients for Easter Egg Nests
  • Shredded Wheat cereal
  • Peanut butter
  • Semi-sweet chocolate
  • Coconut Shavings
  • Green food dye
  • Mini Cadbury Eggs

👩🏼‍🍳How to Make Easter Egg Nests

Step 1: Place the peanut butter and semi-sweet chocolate in a large bowl and microwave together for 30 second intervals. Stir in between each interval, continuing until the mixture has become smooth.

Peanut butter and chocolate in bowl

Step 2: Pour the Shredded Wheat into the chocolate mixture.

Shredded wheat added to melted chocolate

Step 3: Fold together until the cereal is completely coated. Be sure to stir gently so you don’t break up the cereal too much.

Shredded wheat mixed with chocolate

Step 4: Fill a muffin tin with cupcake liners, then place a heaping tablespoon full of the melted chocolate mixture into each cupcake liner.

Step 5: Press a spoon into the center of the mixture to put a well in the middle and form the nest shape. This will create the space for your candy eggs.

Chocolate "nests" in cupcake wrappers in muffin tin

Step 6: Place the muffin tin in the freezer for 15 minutes.

Step 7: While the nests are hardening, it’s time to make the edible grass. Place some green food dye in a plastic bag and add the shredded coconut flakes. Seal the bag and shake until all the coconut pieces are green.

Coconut and green food coloring in bag

Step 8: Once the chocolate nests have hardened, you can remove the cupcake liners.

Empty bird nests

Step 9: Sprinkle a little of the coconut into each chocolate nest and place three Cadbury Mini Eggs on top of each to finish.

Bird nests filled with coconut and chocolate eggs

Tips & Tricks

  • If you don’t have Cadbury Mini Easter Eggs, you can use jelly beans or peanut M&Ms instead.
  • For best results, spray a bit of coconut oil or non-stick cooking spray on the inside of the cupcake liners. This will ensure that they can be removed from your nests easily without sticking.
  • When adding the cereal mixture to the muffin tin, work quickly so that it doesn’t harden before you’re done filling the tin. You can also work in batches.
  • Replace the chocolate in the nests with peanut butter chips or butterscotch chips. You could also combine chocolate and peanut butter chips for a fun flavor combination. For light colored Easter nests, try using white chocolate chips instead.
Easter egg nests from above with Easter sprinkles
How Do I Store Easter Egg Nests?

Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. If the chocolate starts to soften, you can put them in the refrigerator.

Can I Use a Different Cereal?

You can! We like Shredded Wheat because it makes the nests look realistic, but Rice Krispies or crushed Chex cereal would also work. You could use broken pretzel sticks or crispy chow mein noodles too.

Easter egg nest with three eggs surrounded by sprinkles

More Fun Desserts

If you liked these chocolate Easter egg nests, here are a few more delicious recipes I think you’re going to love:

Easter Egg Nests recipe card
5 from 1 vote

Easter Egg Nests


Course Dessert, Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chilling time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
These adorable Easter egg nests are a sweet treat that's always a hit! Made with just a few simple ingredients, this easy Easter dessert is perfect for your holiday dessert table!

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Place the peanut butter and semi-sweet chocolate in a large bowl and microwave together for 30 second intervals. Stir in between each interval, continuing until the mixture has become smooth.
    ½ cup peanut butter, 8 ounces semi sweet chocolate
  • Pour the Shredded Wheat into the chocolate mixture.
    2 ½ cups Shredded Wheat cereal
  • Fold together until the cereal is completely coated.
  • Fill a muffin tin with cupcake liners, then place a heaping tablespoon full of the melted chocolate mixture into each cupcake liner.
  • Press a spoon into the center of the mixture to put a well in the middle and form the nest shape. This will create the space for your candy eggs.
  • Place the muffin tin in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  • While the nests are hardening, place some green food dye in a plastic bag and add the shredded coconut. Seal the bag and shake until all the coconut pieces are green.
    Green food coloring, ½ cup shredded coconut
  • Once the chocolate nests have hardened, you can remove the cupcake liners.
  • Sprinkle a little of the coconut into each chocolate nest and place three Cadbury Mini Eggs on top of each to finish.
    30 mini Cadbury Eggs

Notes

  • For best results, spray a bit of coconut oil or non-stick cooking spray on the inside of the cupcake liners. It will help to keep them from sticking to the nests when you remove them.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 2855kcal | Carbohydrates: 282g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 178g | Saturated Fat: 82g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 20g | Monounsaturated Fat: 60g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 721mg | Potassium: 2607mg | Fiber: 41g | Sugar: 136g | Vitamin A: 181IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 304mg | Iron: 21mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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