Birds' Nests

Birds' Nests

Valerie Lynne 68

"Make cookies that look like bird nests! Pretty for school spring celebrations or Easter. You can use egg-shaped candies in lieu of the jellybeans, too."


30 m servings 159 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 159 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 24g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 143 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the crispy rice cereal and coconut. In a large saucepan, combine corn syrup, brown sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla. Cook over medium heat stirring frequently until the mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat, and stir in the coconut and cereal mixture until it is well coated. Set the mixture aside until cool enough to handle.
  2. Form the mixture into balls, then make an indention in the center so that they look like little bird nests. Place two or three jelly beans into each nest.
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  1. 16 Ratings


I read the comments about the nest not sticking together. I added one cup of marshmallows and melted w/ the rest of the ingrediants. Also I toasted the coconut - Yum! I put paper muffin cups ...

My teacher made this for our bakesale, but instead of jelly beans she used miniature candy eggs. It's cute and tastes great either way!

I added the cup of marshmallows as suggested by another reviewer. They stuck together very well. I also scooped them by the spoonful into a muffin pan so they would hold their shape. I let them ...

These tasted much better than I expected. On my second batch, though, I added more peanut butter and corn syrup so they would stay together easier.

These were a hit! In addition to being adorable, they actually TASTE good too! Took them to Easter dinner and they were "awww'd" over and gobbled up. I too added some marshmallow creme and al...


These are so cute. My kids and I made them for our family's Easter dinner. Everyone thought they were adorable; but no one ate them. They look a lot better than they taste which was alright be...

These are pretty good. I added some marshmellows to help them stick as well. I found the peanut butter to be too over-powering, and I like green nests. So I'll probably try a different recip...

These did not stay together good.