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Bird Nests {Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels}

Happy April! Ready for a new series?! Every week in April Parrish and I will be sharing a new Spring dessert, how fun! Normally I have seen these super cute Bird Nest “cookies” made with chow mein noodles. Well, I thought I would kick it up a notch and use two of my all time favorite flavor combos. Chocolate and peanut butter. AND chocolate covered pretzels… YUM! Then, you throw on top my favorite candy of all time… mini eggs! Ugh, these little nuggets of Heaven are addicting, watch out!

Bird Nests {Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels}

Bird Nests {Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels} Cute bundles topped with mini eggs, perfect for Spring or Easter!

On the plus side, these are extremely easy to make, no bake!

Bird Nests {Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels} Cute bundles topped with mini eggs, perfect for Spring or Easter!

Bird Nests {Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels}
 
Serves: 20-24 nests
 
Ingredients
  • ½ pound pretzel sticks
  • 2 Cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 Cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • Mini eggs
Instructions
  1. Place the chocolate, peanut butter and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intrevals, stirring between each set. You should only need to microwave it twice, three times at the most. It is ready when it is totally smooth after stirring.
  2. Place the pretzels in the mixture, while adding them to the chocolate mix, break them up into smaller pieces with hands. Mix together until pretzels are coated.
  3. On a baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper, scoop out a little bit of the pretzel mix. Using the spoon or your finger form it into a tight nest and make sure there is a small crater in the middle to hold at least one egg.
  4. Place mini eggs in crater. When finished making nests, let sit for at least an hour to let harden up. You can then store them in the fridge if you like a more set chocolate or hold in an air tight container on the counter.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Step by Step Directions

Bird Nests {Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels} Cute bundles topped with mini eggs, perfect for Spring or Easter!

Place the chocolate, peanut butter and butter in a microwave safe bowl.

Bird Nests {Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels} Cute bundles topped with mini eggs, perfect for Spring or Easter!

Microwave in 30 second intrevals, stirring between each set. You should only need to microwave it twice, three times at the most. It is ready when it is totally smooth after stirring.

Bird Nests {Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels} Cute bundles topped with mini eggs, perfect for Spring or Easter!

Place the pretzels in the mixture, while adding them to the chocolate mix, break them up into smaller pieces with hands. Mix together until pretzels are coated.

Bird Nests {Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels} Cute bundles topped with mini eggs, perfect for Spring or Easter!

On a baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper, scoop out a little bit of the pretzel mix. Using the spoon or your finger form it into a tight nest and make sure there is a small crater in the middle to hold at least one egg.

Bird Nests {Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels} Cute bundles topped with mini eggs, perfect for Spring or Easter!

Place mini eggs in crater. When finished making nests, let sit for at least an hour to let harden up. You can then store them in the fridge if you like a more set chocolate or hold in an air tight container on the counter.

Bird Nests {Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels} Cute bundles topped with mini eggs, perfect for Spring or Easter!

Serve and enjoy!

Aren’t they cute?! And, soooo yummy!

Bird Nests {Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels} Cute bundles topped with mini eggs, perfect for Spring or Easter!

Eeek! Do you make any cutsie Spring desserts for Easter? What’s your favorite?!

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17 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    April 1, 2014

    Those are adorable! I don’t even have little kids and I still want to make them. I think teenagers could enjoy those too, don’t you?!

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      Dana DeVolk says:
      April 1, 2014

      I don’t have any kids but my Hubby and I loves them, so yes! LOL

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    April 1, 2014

    Thanks for linking up – these look absolutely delicious and fun!!! Taunya Butler @ daisiesgirl.com

  3. I have to say making these birds nest (which are super cute by the way) with pretzels is brilliant! What a great flavor combination! Going to make some this weekend for the kids! 🙂

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    Cathy says:
    April 3, 2014

    Dana, These are adorable. I am going to make them for several hundred children for our egg hunt. I am so glad I found you site. Stopping by from Think Tank Thursday. You can visit me at Life Bubbling Over! cathyzpeek.com Have a great afternoon! 🙂

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    April 3, 2014

    Dana, these are so clever! And mini eggs–you just can’t go wrong 🙂

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    Dawn says:
    April 3, 2014

    These look delicious! I’m gonna try to make them for Easter! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 dawn @ 730 Moments

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    April 6, 2014

    G’day How cute!
    Thanks for sharing at this week’s Foodie Friends Friday Foods We Loved from Childhood Party
    Cheers! Joanne

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    Marti says:
    April 6, 2014

    These are so cute and sound amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe with us! Pinned. 🙂

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    Kristina says:
    April 8, 2014

    That looks amazing! I will have to try these with the kids, they will love it. Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle sunday.

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    danielle says:
    April 10, 2014

    These are so fun and I love that they have some peanut butter in them – yum! Thanks so much for sharing this at the Friday Frenzy.

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    April 10, 2014

    Dana, this is a fantastic Easter treat! Thanks so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend and pinning! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

  12. avatar
    April 11, 2014

    These look wonderful. I love that they use pretzels instead of chow mein noodles. Featuring you this week at Family Fun Friday. Hope you’ll stop by and link up again.

  13. avatar
    April 12, 2014

    Love the idea,(seen it on Saturday Show-licious)
    Very creative,thanks for posting.
    Take care:)

  14. These look great! I am including them in my Easter round up – the best easter posts from Link It Or Lump It Link Party!

    Thanks for linking up!

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    Brooke says:
    February 12, 2015

    I’m pregnant with my second daughter, she’ll be here this April and we’re having a March shower. These are a perfect addition to the “So Tweet” themed party. I’ve seen variations with chinese noodles, but it just doesn’t sound right to me, this however is exactly what I was going for, down to the chocolate egg (we’ll only have one since there’s only one in the “nest”). Thanks for posting, I’m excited to get together with my girlfriends to make them for the shower, might reuse the recipe for Easter too!

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