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  • Author: olivia hartwellen
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


These delightful No-Bake Chocolate Bird Nests are perfect for Easter. Easy to make, they’re a festive treat that combines the crunch of cereal with creamy chocolate and peanut butter.


  • 3 cups cocoa Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 36 Cadbury mini eggs


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips for 30-second intervals on low power, stirring in between each interval until fully melted.
  2. Stir together the peanut butter and melted chocolate immediately after removing the chocolate from the microwave.
  3. Pour the chocolate and peanut butter mixture into the bowl with the Rice Krispies and stir until the cereal is fully coated.
  4. Grease a 12-count muffin tin with butter or cooking spray.
  5. Evenly scoop the mixture into the muffin tin, filling each cup.
  6. Use a round measuring spoon to slightly hollow out the center of each ‘bird nest’.
  7. Place the muffin tin in the fridge or freezer to harden the ‘bird nests’.
  8. Once hardened, place three Cadbury mini eggs in the center of each nest.


  1. Melting Chocolate with Care: When melting the chocolate chips, it’s crucial to use low power and stir between intervals. Chocolate can burn easily, which would affect the taste and texture of your bird nests. Melting it slowly ensures a smooth, creamy consistency that will blend well with the peanut butter.
  2. Consistency of the Mixture: After combining the melted chocolate and peanut butter with the cocoa Rice Krispies, aim for a mixture where all the cereal is evenly coated. This ensures that each bird nest has a uniform flavor and the right balance between crunchy and creamy textures. If the mixture seems too dry, adding a little more melted chocolate or peanut butter can help.
  3. Chilling Time is Key: Giving the bird nests enough time to chill and harden is essential. If you try to remove them from the muffin tin too early, they might fall apart. Depending on the temperature of your fridge or freezer, this could take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. A good indicator that they’re ready is if they come out of the tin easily without sticking.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 12 servings
  • Calories: 320 kcal