These no bake bird’s nest cookies – also known as haystack cookies – are quick and easy to make and the kids will love them!
Watch how easy these Bird’s Nest Cookies are to make here:
Aren’t these bird’s nest cookies just adorable? My kids were completely enthralled.
Now that’s either because they are, in fact, adorable; or because I don’t make enough cutesy kid stuff for the various holidays. They’re going to outgrow the stage where they enjoy that kind of thing before I actually start doing it on a regular basis.
I don’t usually bother with the cutesy food thing, but the kids do love it when I make that little extra effort. And really?
These were no extra effort at all. They may just be the easiest cookie to make in the history of cookies.
Bring a few ingredients to a boil, stir in a few others and drop that mixture onto wax paper. Doesn’t get much easier than that.
So I decided to get all fancy and add some mini eggs. Apparently that equates to fancy at my house.
I may need to get out more.
This recipe is one that I got from a friend in high school.
So… I’d rather not do the math on how long I’ve been making these! These cookies are one of my favourites.
When I make these bird’s nest cookies, also known as haystack cookies, I cannot stop eating them.
The mini eggs just add to that addictive quality, which likely isn’t a good thing!
They’re way too tough to stop eating when they’re hanging out in my kitchen – so I try not to make them too often.
I think they actually need to be relegated to an “only at Easter” treat since they’re way too hard to stop eating to have around more often then that.
Besides, then I have an excuse to add mini eggs.
Which is always a good thing.
Here are a couple more great Easter treats for you: