Whimsical and colorful, these Peanut Butter Butterscotch Nest Cookies are an adorable seasonal treat. Made with M&M’S® Milk Chocolate as the "eggs," serve these at any spring gathering or gift them in an Easter basket! (via

Peanut Butter Butterscotch Birds Nest Cookies

  • Author: Susannah Brinkley
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 dozen cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert


Whimsical cookies for springtime.


  • 1 2/3 cups (11 oz. package) butterscotch morsels
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 can (5 ounces) chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup M&M’S® Milk Chocolate or M&M’S® White Chocolate


  1. Line 2 baking sheets with wax paper.
  2. Microwave butterscotch morsels in a large microwave-safe bowl on medium power for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 15- second intervals, stirring until just melted. Stir in peanut butter.
  3. Stir in chow mein noodles and peanuts until all ingredients are evenly distributed and evenly coated.
  4. Drop rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheets. Cookies should be 3-4 inches wide. Use the back of a spoon to create a depression to make the nest shape.
  5. Refrigerate until hardened. Place 3-5 M&M’S® Milk Chocolate or M&M’S® White Chocolate pieces in each nest before serving.
  6. Store in an airtight container in a cool place for up to one week.