Easter Bird Nests or Haystacks

Friday, April 2, 2021
These Easter Birds nests (or haystacks) are so easy, delicious and adorable, you will be able to start a family fun tradition with these every Easter in minutes with three ingredients.

With just three ingredients and a garnish of jelly beans, these edible bird nests will put huge smiles on anyone that eats them..

This easy confection easily can be made with white. milk or dark chocolate and the kids can also make them.

These are so simple to make it's really not a recipe, just a great little creative idea to add to any wonderful Easter dessert platter or if you're making homemade candy to give as a gift at Easter.

The little crunchy chocolate-covered Asian-style noodles have the perfect blend of a salty chocolate treat and these are really are a delicious little fun confection.

If you love easy candy recipes try some others we love like our Sugar Cookie Mix Easter Eggs or our No-Bake Buckeye Bars that just require melt chocolate those are two other family favorite candy.

Check out our tips and suggestions and scroll to the bottom for these printable instructions and for other Easter Desserts Check out our Italian Special Roundup of Recipes.

these are haystacks with  tinted green coconut chocolate and Asian noodles on a lenox plate with peeps and jelly beans

Fun and Easy

The Asian noodles can be found in the International section of any supermarket, they are crispy fried wheat and rice flour combination.

This super easy confection of crispy noodles and chocolate turns into a wonderful little birds nest with jelly beans in the center.

A delight for the young at heart and especially the little ones waiting for the Easter bunny to arrive.

This recipe is a perfect addition to any Holiday Cookie Tray as well.

this is fake green grass with chocolate haystack candies and chicks

Ingredients You Will Need To Nests (see below recipe card for measurements)

  • Asian Crispy Noodle
  • White, Milk, or Dark Chocolate
  • Jelly beans
  • Garnishes and Suggestions: Holiday-themed colored sprinkles or nonpareils, chopped nuts, coconut, chopped dried fruits, chopped candy bars, mini chocolate chips, orange zest,
  • Optional Food Coloring for white chocolate to make it pastels or another color you prefer besides white, different flavored chocolate chips or you can also use mini malted milk eggs for the center instead of jelly beans
  • substitute rice Krispies or cornflakes for noodles adding coconut for the effect

this is the ingredients to make Easter haystack with chocolate and asian  fried noodles

Tool You Will Need:

  1. Cookie sheet
  2. Wax paper
  3. mixing bowl
  4. Microwave safe bowl
  5. spoon
  6. Storage containers with covers
  7. spatula
  8. mini muffin pan or just drop them on wax paper

these are Asian crunchy fried noodles in a bowl of melted chocolate to make Easter nests


  • set them on either Easter grass or on tinted coconut
  • melt the chocolate in 30-second intervals
  • if the chocolate gets too thick add 1 teaspoon of shortening at a time
  • Use colorful candy sprinkles or sugars to match the theme or the holiday or party
  • Tint the white chocolate for pretty colorful candy
  • Store in airtight containers with wax paper in-between

these are Easter haystacks cooling with jelly beans on top for Easter candy

Other Additions and Suggestions

  • Dip in melted white or milk chocolate
  • top with colorful sprinkles
  • sprinkle with colorful sugars
  • use butterscotch, peanut butter, mint-flavored melting chips
  • add some crushed nuts
  • add in tinted coconut
  • substitute cereal for noodles with the addition of coconut

these are Asian fried noodles mixed in with chocolate to make nests for Easter

Other Candy You May Like To Try

Salted Caramel Toffee Bites

Oreo Truffles

Peanut Butter Krispies Eggs

Easter Sugar Cookie Mix Truffles

Ice Cream Cone Easter Baskets

these are nests made out of melted chocolate, Asian fried noodles and topped with jelly beans in a mini muffin pan

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Teaching Kids to Cook

A wonderful family tradition can be made and teaching kids how to cook with this easy treat that only requires the microwave for melting the chocolate with your supervision and help.

Perfect using a mini muffin pan to get these in perfect shape and they will pop out easily with a little oil spray.

I love the additions you can add to make these creative and different every time, just read our suggestions in the recipe card below.

Easter Bird Nests or Haystacks

Easter Bird Nests or Haystacks

Yield: 18
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 1 MinTotal time: 6 Min
These are haystacks or bird nests made with Asian noodles and chocolate. There are many additions and substitutions to make this easy confection for Easter.


  • 1 -1/2 cups ( small can 3-ounce can)Asian noodles(or use cornflakes, rice Krispies with some shredded coconut for the effect of haystack nest)
  • 1- 1/4 cups of dark, milk, or white chocolate ( you can tint white chocolate with pastel food coloring to change the color) or use  another kind of flavored  chips, peanut butter, butterscotch, mint, melting chips
  • Oil spray mini muffin pan and set aside.
  • Mini jelly beans or mini chocolate malt eggs
  • note: if chocolate seizes up add 1 teaspoon of shortening
  • Options:
  • Dip in melted white or milk chocolate
  • top with colorful sprinkles
  • sprinkle with colorful sugars
  • use butterscotch or another flavored chocolate
  • add some crushed nuts
  • add in tinted coconut
  • substitute cereal for noodles with the addition of coconut
  • add 1 teaspoon of peanut butter to the chocolate but this will keep them a softer set, I usually prefer to use the melting chips but this is an option.


  1. Prepare your mini muffin pan  (cooking oil spray).
  2. In a medium-sized bowl melt the chocolate of choice ( I always add 1 tablespoon of vegetable shortening to ensure it's smooth) and melt for 1 minute stirring at 30 seconds.
  3. Add the can of crunchy noodles.
  4. Stir completely coating.
  5. Spoon into the mini muffin pan, top the haystacks with jelly beans or malted milk eggs.
  6. Refrigerate until firm then pops them out with a butter knife and lift carefully.
  7. I store mine in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  8. You can also place them in pretty cupcake paper Easter liners.
  9. These look great on any cookie or candy tray.



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these are haystacks with chocolate and Asian noodles on a lenox plate with some tinted coconut, peeps and jelly beans

Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2011. It was edited and re-published in 2021.


  1. They're so cute dear! It's a very nice and fast idea for Easter. Bye bye, hope you have a great week

  2. OMG! These are so fun :) Lovely!

  3. SO cute! What a fun Easter project for wee ones~

  4. Very cute (and cool). I'd replace the fuzzy chicks with peeps so they could be eaten too, but then that's me and loving sugar :-) Not serving peeps is probably better for the kiddies.

  5. Too cute, I need to make these this year. Granddaughter will love them. Thanks!

  6. These are adorable; what a great idea! Perfect and easy to do for Easter!

  7. Gadorable! This is my first Easter as a blogger and I'm having so much fun looking at all the cute, tasty treats :)

  8. I used to make these with my kids, and forgot about them. Thank you for a quick, tasty Easter treat.

  9. Love the idea of these fall haystack treats being recreated for Easter egg nests - very creative, simple and delicious!

  10. Soooo cute...Happy Easter to you and what a fantastic idea.... thnx for sharing!!

  11. Cute! Honestly, you are a superwoman that you can still cook and post with everything that's going on. xoxo

  12. Very cute! I should make these with my son!

  13. They looks so cute and awesome.

  14. My daughter would love to make these this weekend. How darling and creative. I can't wait to get started with her.

  15. How adorable...I think my other niece (one lives with me) and nephews are coming for Easter and they love helping with these types of treats...
    Wishing you a good week!

  16. These are the cutest Easter treats...ever!
    Love the little chicks, and especially the lo mein noodle chocolate nest!!!

  17. Dear Claudia, This is adorable. Your imagination is superb! Blessings, Catherine

  18. These are so cute! I hope I have time to make some for my nephews before Easter!

  19. Claudia...how creatively fun these are. The idea of using the noodles is perfect ;o)

    Ciao for now,

  20. These are one of my favorite easy treats to make for holidays. The can be changed so easily just by substituting jelly beans for different colored sprinkles to match the holiday colors - and they are so yummy! :-)

  21. That picture is just cute as a button. I have a sweet treat linky party on my blog every weekend and I'd like to invite you to stop by then and link your chocolate nests up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com

  22. Claudia, these are fun AND adorable. Thanks for bringing to Friday Potluck!

  23. I decided to throw an Easter party at Seaside Simplicity - hope you'll stop over to link these up! :-)

  24. These are absolutely adorable, and fun, too. My mother and I made them when I was younger :) Thank you for bringing back the memories. Have a beautiful Easter.

  25. These are cute. But you retail people are always rushing the holidays. Can't we celebrate St Patrick's Day before you push Easter on us?

  26. Cute! If I had kids, I'd give it a try with them.

  27. What a super cute idea and a great way to bring the family together!

  28. What a clever use of chow mein noodles--the nests are so shiny and pretty! What kid could resist them?

  29. These are so freakin cute! I wish I had some youngins in my family right now so that I we could do these together! Great little post!

  30. Very festive and pretty and would be fun to make with kids!


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