Make cookies that look like bird nests! Pretty for school spring celebrations or Easter. You can use egg-shaped candies in lieu of the jellybeans, too.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 nests
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the crispy rice cereal and coconut. In a large saucepan, combine corn syrup, brown sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla. Cook over medium heat stirring frequently until the mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat, and stir in the coconut and cereal mixture until it is well coated. Set the mixture aside until cool enough to handle.

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  • Form the mixture into balls, then make an indention in the center so that they look like little bird nests. Place two or three jelly beans into each nest.

Nutrition Facts

159 calories; protein 3g 6% DV; carbohydrates 24g 8% DV; fat 6.5g 10% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 143.1mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2004
I read the comments about the nest not sticking together. I added one cup of marshmallows and melted w/ the rest of the ingrediants. Also I toasted the coconut - Yum! I put paper muffin cups into a muffin pan. I have a large scoop from Pampered Chef - this made for the perfect measure for these nest. I then used my tart shaper to make the nest shape. Read More
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2003
These are so cute. My kids and I made them for our family's Easter dinner. Everyone thought they were adorable; but no one ate them. They look a lot better than they taste which was alright because I made them more for their appearance anyway. Read More
(4)
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2004
I read the comments about the nest not sticking together. I added one cup of marshmallows and melted w/ the rest of the ingrediants. Also I toasted the coconut - Yum! I put paper muffin cups into a muffin pan. I have a large scoop from Pampered Chef - this made for the perfect measure for these nest. I then used my tart shaper to make the nest shape. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2008
My teacher made this for our bakesale but instead of jelly beans she used miniature candy eggs. It's cute and tastes great either way! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2007
I added the cup of marshmallows as suggested by another reviewer. They stuck together very well. I also scooped them by the spoonful into a muffin pan so they would hold their shape. I let them cool for 45 min. and popped them out gently with a fork. They taste great! Read More
(10)
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2003
These tasted much better than I expected. On my second batch though I added more peanut butter and corn syrup so they would stay together easier. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2007
These were a hit! In addition to being adorable they actually TASTE good too! Took them to Easter dinner and they were "awww'd" over and gobbled up. I too added some marshmallow creme and also green food coloring and used a muffin pan to shape them. Super easy and quick to whip up. I would do these again... Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2003
These are so cute. My kids and I made them for our family's Easter dinner. Everyone thought they were adorable; but no one ate them. They look a lot better than they taste which was alright because I made them more for their appearance anyway. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2010
wonderful! Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
04/06/2009
These are pretty good. I added some marshmellows to help them stick as well. I found the peanut butter to be too over-powering and I like green nests. So I'll probably try a different recipe next time and hand most of these out to the neighbors. Read More
(3)
Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
These did not stay together good. Read More
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