Easy Easter nest cookies are an easy, no bake treat that kids and adults will love. Chewy, chocolatey and so adorable, plus it’s a recipe using mini Cadbury Eggs!

Three Easter Nest Cookies on a white plate topped with miniature eggs.

Have you ever made haystack cookies? They’re soft, chewy, no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies. These Easy Easter nest cookies are a super adorable version of haystack cookies that you can make for spring using chocolate miniature eggs or jelly beans. This Edible Playdough is also something super fun to make for the kids!

Every year at Easter my grandmother would spoil us. She’d do a huge Easter egg hunt with literally hundreds of chocolate eggs, and she’d make so many homemade Easter treats. There’s lots of photos of me in my Easter Sunday dress looking for eggs in her yard – and definitely 1 or 2 where I have chocolate on my cheeks too.

One of my favorite treats that she’d make was these Easy Easter nest cookies, so today I’m sharing the recipe with you. It’s a really easy no bake recipe, and there’s no fancy ingredients needed.

Easter nest cookies with miniature eggs on a cookie sheet.

How to Make No Bake Cookies

To get started, in a sauce pan you’ll melt together the butter, milk, sugar, and cocoa powder over low heat. It’ll come to a gently boil, and continue whisking as it boils for 5 minutes. It needs to boil for this time, otherwise the cookies won’t really stick together.

Then remove the pan from the heat and stir in the oats and coconut. You can use old fashioned oats or quick oats, and you can use sweetened or unsweetened coconut.

What Is the Difference Between Quick Oats And Old Fashioned?

Old fashioned oats are rolled whole-grain oat kernels.

Quick oats are made by cutting the oat kernel into smaller pieces and then rolling.

Haystack Cookies

Then drop spoonfuls of the batter onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. At this point you can form the haystacks into more uniform nest shapes, or leave them a little messier. It’s totally up to you. Then place a few mini egg candies in the middle of each nest, and place in the fridge to harden.

Recipes with Mini Cadbury Eggs

Being a chocolate lover myself, I love to use the candy coated miniature chocolate eggs – like Eggies or Cadbury Mini Eggs. But I’ve also made these with jelly beans too, which is always a favorite.

A plate of Easter Nest Cookies topped with mini chocolate eggs.

These Easy Easter nest cookies are such a cute treat for springtime, and if you’re looking for an easy Easter recipe – then this one’s definitely for you.

How Long Will No-Bake Cookies Last?

No-bake cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Easy Easter Nest Cookies

Easy Easter Nest Cookies

4.29 from 32 votes
Servings: 32 -36 Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


Easy Easter nest cookies are an easy, no bake treat that kids and adults will love. Chewy, chocolatey and so adorable.


  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 3 Cups Rolled Oats, old fashioned or quick oats work
  • 1 Cup Shredded Coconut
  • Chocolate Eggs


  • Line 2-3 cookie trays with wax paper.
  • In a medium saucepan melt together the butter, milk, sugar and cocoa powder while whisking until no lumps remain.
    1/2 Cup Butter, 1/2 Cup Milk, 2 Cups Granulated Sugar, 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • Bring to a gently boil for 5 minutes as you continue to whisk the mixture.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the oats and coconut.
    3 Cups Rolled Oats, 1 Cup Shredded Coconut
  • Drop tablespoon sized cookies onto the lined trays and place 2-3 mini eggs in the middle of each. You can shape the cookies with your fingers for more uniform nests.
    Chocolate Eggs
  • Place the trays in the fridge for 45 minutes to set.


*Store leftovers in an airtight container.


Serving: 1gCalories: 159kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 47mgFiber: 2gSugar: 17g
Author: Fiona
Course: 100 Best Cookies Recipes on the Planet

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