Welcome Spring! DIY Chocolate Pretzel Birds Nest

 Welcome Spring! DIY Chocolate Pretzel Birds Nest


My oldest was home from college this past weekend and we ended up snowed in (yeah!). So she and I decided to play around in the kitchen to pass the time.

I remembered seeing these birds nests a while back and decided we should give it a try. They are all over the internet, so I honestly can’t say where this originated from but my method was from trial and error because I only saw the photo. (If you have a better method, please share!)

You will need:

  • Pretzels (we used sticks… you can use regular as well)
  • Melting chocolate (we used Wilton, you can use chocolate chips also)
  • Candy eggs (we used Reese’s Pieces Eggs)


Take a small amount of pretzels (enough to make 1 nest) and break them into pieces. Put them in a bowl and then drizzle a spoonful of chocolate over them. Mix to coat and repeat. Do this until they are thoroughly covered, but not “soggy”. If you get them too “wet” it will take longer to dry.


This is where your creativity comes in. I started mine as a pile and slowly manipulated it to have a big enough “hole” in the center to hold 3 eggs. My daughter formed hers into a triangle and then started working on the center. You will feel the chocolate start to dry out/solidify as you work with it, so it’s best to not be indecisive. Place your eggs in the middle and you are done.

*Note: If your nest is too dry before you put the eggs in they will fall out easily. You can drizzle a little more chocolate in the center, or try to work it quickly so the chocolate on the pretzels will stick to the eggs.


Allow to dry and they will become a solid piece you can pick up and move around. Serve as is, or use them as a topper for cupcakes. It’s as limitless as your imagination.



  1. Julie Wood says

    These are such cute Pretzel Birds that I would love to make over the Spring Break with my niece and nephew. They look easy to make and delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Looks a bit messy during the creating process, but so darn cute, festive and not to mention delicious when completed!

  3. I have never seen a recipe that could be labeled “cute” – but this has earned that Label. This is beyond adorable and would be hit anywhere. Thank you for the recipe.

  4. What a cute, fun, and tasty idea! A project small kids are sure to enjoy. This makes me wish mine were still little and at home again.

  5. Betsy Barnes says

    I love this recipe, looks so easy and fun! I think I’m going to make these, my hubby will probably enjoy making them too 🙂

  6. Birdiebee says

    Those are so cute and look delicious. A fun cooking project for kids.

  7. Lisa K says

    This is a really cool thing to do with the kids! Fun and easy. I can’t wait to try it. Pinning.

  8. Terri S says

    OMG!!!! These are so cute!!! And they seem easy to make. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Margot C says

    Cute, and tasty! You could make a slightly bigger one and put a Peep in it

  10. Jenn says

    These are so cute. They look pretty fun to make too.

  11. Karen Glatt says

    This Easter treats are just adorable and fun to make with my niece and nephew! I think the colors are pretty!

  12. lissa crane says

    I love this! It’s so cute and easy! I pinned it and book marked it!

  13. DJ says

    Very creative idea! These look cute and tasty!

  14. I love chocolate, so I am game for this treat! I am trying this recipe later this week.

  15. Sarah L says

    I like the mixture of sweet & salty with the pretzels and the chocolate. Looks so cute.

  16. Sandy Weinstein says

    these are very cute and look easy to make. i dont celebrate easter but i think they would be good to make for parties.

  17. Cindy Merrill says

    I have made this recipe but added marshmallow fluff to the nest to make it cook like downy cushioning.

  18. Amy Z. says

    These are so fun and cute! Perfect for Easter and the kids would have fun helping me make them.

  19. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    This is a creative idea that kids will also enjoy doing.

  20. Sue E says

    We have made these before. They are cute and delicious!! A few years ago, the older grandkids teased the younger ones that the candy eggs were real bird eggs. The younger kids would not even touch the Birds’ Nests. They even started crying when the other kids started eating them! Well, of course, us adults had to step in and explain to them the truth! But I was getting a little sentimental that the kids showed so much concern for the “birdies’ eggs.”

  21. katie says

    I love the idea of putting these on cupcakes. I can’t wait till my daughter is old enough to start decorating treats with me.

  22. Shirley Cobb says

    Back in my days in HOME EC we made a similar one & ive always loved it! It was a bag of butterscotch morsels, a can of chow mien noodles & a small can of peanuts! I’ve made thru the years & everyone loved them! It’s fast & easy! Just melt the morsels & add peanuts & noodles & stir real well & put by spoonfuls on cookie sheet! U cld make a little indention & add a few eggs!

  23. Tamra Phelps says

    I like this idea. It reminds me of the haystacks that are made with butterscotch chips. Those are so good! I’m sure these would be great.

  24. Rosie says

    These are so cute! We see robins gathering twigs to make nests, this would be a fun activity – and yummy, too!

  25. Bethany says

    1.) These could also be used for a fun Girl’s Spring Luncheon!
    2.) When the kids come in after exploring outdoors and surprise you with a bouquet of dandelion flowers from the yard, surprise them with these cute little nests along with a big glass of icy cold milk to wash them down!
    3.) Adorable for a wedding shower! Place 1/2 dozen in a small bakery box with a cellophane see-through lid and place on top of a gift rather than a bow. Then make a cute note card stating ‘Enjoy while feathering your nest’!
    4.) Would be adorable for a shut-in who has no family who would love to have a little fun and laughter in their live reminiscing. Man, woman, child….everyone loves to eat and smile!

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