Chocolate Bird's Nest Cookies
Recipe Type: Dessert
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Serves: 36 (1 nest per person)
These 4-ingredient cookies are a perfect treat to make with kids around Easter time!
  • 1 bag of peanut butter Egg M&Ms
  • 2½-3½ (20-28 oz.) cups pretzel sticks, broken in half
  • 1-1½ (8-12 oz.) cups dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 (12 oz.) bag chocolate chips
  1. Melt chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave in a microwavable bowl. If using the microwave, stir every 30 seconds to prevent burning.
  2. Once chocolate is melted and smooth, stir in pretzels and peanuts, mixing to fully coat the mix-ins with chocolate.
  3. Drop spoonfuls of the chocolate mixture onto wax paper-lined baking sheets, about 1 or 2 inches apart from each other. Top each "nest" with 1 or 2 M&M eggs. Place baking sheets in fridge for 1 hour, or until hard. Transfer to airtight containers and store in fridge until ready to serve. (**Can be made up to one week ahead of time!)
Recipe by Honest Cooking by Mercato Fabbrica at