Chow Mein Noodle Bird Nest Cookies: Wonderful Easter Party Favors

We have updated this fun Easter Party Favors Post of Chow Mein Noodle Bird Nest Cookies with new photos.  Be sure to check out our newest Easter Treat Posts like our Rice Crispy Bunny Treats and our Chocolate Peanut Butter Bunny Treats. 
finised Chow Mein Noodle Bird's Nest some in cellophane bags some plain on table

I have made these little treats for the past couple of years and both adults and children enjoy them. The Easter Egg nests are edible party favors or place holders at the Spring Easter table.

You could also use these for parties at school instead of cupcakes or as a teacher or neighbor treat.

They are really easy to make, and the kids will enjoy filling the nests with the treats. However, the adult might want to stick to the nest building because it is pretty sticky and the kids might eat all the nest building mixture!

How to Make Chow Mein Noodle Bird Nests 

Chow Mein Noodle Bird's Nest ingredients on a table


chow mein and marshmallow mixture pressed into cupcake tins

Add about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the mixture into 11 greased cupcake tins. It is easiest to use a buttered piece of saran wrap or bottom of a small glass to help shape the nest design and make an indentation in middle.
Chow Mein Noodle nests with candy eggs inside in a cupcake tin
Add your eggs and peeps and let the birds nest cookies rest for at least 1 hr.
Chow Mein Noodle Bird's Nest Cookies Recipe

Make Easter Party Favors out of these Chow Mein Easter Egg Nests

To keep them fresh and use these Bird Nests for an Easter Party Favor, place them into a cellophane gift bag and tie with a ribbon. You can attach a gift tag or name onto the ribbon as well.
Chow Mein Noodle Bird's Nest Cookies packaged for goodie bags
You could also probably do this with melted white chocolate instead of the marshmallow mixture if you prefer that taste. Rice krispies or broken small pretzel sticks would also work in place of the chow mein noodles.

Chow Mein Noodle Bird's Nest Cookies Recipe

Since Peeps tend to get hard quickly you can skip this step or just add them right before you are serving them.  These Easter Nests can be stored in a plastic container for 3 days. 


top view of 3 Chow Mein Noodle Bird's Nest Cookies Recipe

Be sure to pin this for when you are looking for ideas to decorate your Easter Sunday Table.

Chow Mein Noodle Bird's Nest Cookies Recipe

Chow Mein Noodle Bird's Nest Cookies Recipe

Chow Mein Noodle Bird Nest Cookies: Easter Party Favors

Yield: 11
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Easter Table Setting idea, Easter Sunday Brunch Party Favor, Chow Mein Noodle Easter egg Nest cookies


  • 1 Bag Chow Mein Noodles
  • 1/2 bag of mini marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons of Butter
  • 1 tablespoon of Vanilla Egg shaped candies
  • Peeps


  1. Microwave the butter on high in a glass bowl for 45 seconds or until slightly melted
  2. Add the marshmallows and microwave for another 1 to 2 minutes until the marshmallows are melted
  3. .If using vanilla add now and mix them together until they incorporate into a gooey mix just like rice krispie treats.
  4. Add the chow mein noodles and mix until they are all coated.
  5. Add 1/4 - 1/3 cup of mixture into a greased muffin tin and press down lightly to egg candy eggs.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 11 Serving Size 1 nest
Amount Per Serving Calories 58Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 22mgSodium 84mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 1g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline.

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