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Butterscotch Bird's Nest Cookies

Bird's nest cookies are a classic no-bake treat! Made with butterscotch chips, chow mein noodles, peanuts, and chocolate egg candies!
Course Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword birds nest cookies, haystack cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
cool 20 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 22 cookies
Calories 200kcal


  • 2 bags of butterscotch chips (11 ounces each)
  • 1 cup unsalted peanuts
  • 5 ounces chow mein noodles
  • candy eggs


  • Melt butterscotch chips in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat an additional 30 seconds. Continue heating in 10-20 second intervals until melted and smooth.
    DO NOT OVERHEAT or the butterscotch chips will seize and become hard. Alternatively, you can melt the butterscotch chips in a double boiler or on the stove over low-medium heat.
  • Stir in peanuts and chow mein noodles.
  • Scoop onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
  • Top each cookie with candy eggs, pressing down into the melted chocolate (butterscotch) with your thumb.
  • Allow cookies to set completely on the counter or in the fridge.



Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks. This recipe makes 20-24 cookies.
If you'd like to incorporate more chocolate flavor or less butterscotch flavor you can make them with half butterscotch chips and half milk chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate or white chocolate chips. Use whatever mixture you'd like.


Calories: 200kcal