Reese’s Pieces Nest Cookies

Yesterday I was on Facebook (miracle!) … asked if it was too late to share another Easter treat … the general consensus was to do it … so I did …

Reese's Pieces Nests

The bag of Reese’s Pieces Pastel Eggs has been sitting on my kitchen counter for several days, just waiting for me to bake cookies.

I can’t tell you how many time I have been asked … “Can I open the Reese’s Pieces?”

Do I live with a bunch of candy eating kids … NO … my kids are grown up!

As I’m typing this … my hubby just got home from work … saw the cookies and asked “Can I have one?” … I laughed and gave him permission.  Maybe I do live with a bunch of candy eating kids 😉

Cracked eggs ready to hatch

After the cookies cooled, I noticed that some of the candies cracked.  I thing that’s OK … because eggs in nests do eventually crack … right?

Look what happens when they crack … chicks are born …

M&M's chicks home

I apologize for showing the chicks again … I just never get tired of them!

Let’s get down to business … cookie making business …

Peanut Butter Cookie Nests with candy eggs

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 cups flour (I use unbleached)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups chocolate sprinkles
  • 1-2 (10 ounce) bags of Reese’s Pieces Pastel Eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Place silicone mat or parchment paper on baking sheets.
  2. Cream butter and sugars until very soft.  Add vanilla and egg, beat well.  Add peanut butter and mix well.
  3. Add flour, baking soda and salt and mix until well blended.  Roll dough into 1-inch balls.
  4. Then roll the balls in the chocolate sprinkles and place on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 350º for 11-13 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and place candy eggs on cookie and gently press down (forming the nest).  Let cool on the pan for 10 minutes and move to cooling rack.
  7. Makes about 40 cookies.

Please note:  I wanted to put 3 eggs in each nest … 1 bag of candy was not enough.  If you want 3 eggs … buy 2 bags of candy!

001 Scoop and roll …

002 Peanut M&M’s would work!

003 Put the eggs on warm cookies!

Easy peasy … don’t you think?  You know how I look forward to your comments!

  ♦ This may be shared at these fun parties


6 thoughts on “Reese’s Pieces Nest Cookies

  1. Thanks for mentioning one 10 oz. bag of candy was not quite enough.

    Hopefully helpful hints: What I’m doing these days is to make a notation of how many “goodies” are in a bag (i.e. M&M’s or how many pre made cookies are in a pkg.). Multiply the number of servings mentioned by the number they consider “per serving”.

    That, hopefully, will help me know if I’m buying enough. You always have to allow for breakage and for the # you think the kids (young or old) will eat the min. the bag is ripped open.

    Another thing that’s helpful when I write the instructions is to and include where I bought the “embellishments” and the price.. Prices vary around the country so this is an individual thing.

    Yes – we DO love your little chicks. Got me thinking – they’d be great when you make a chow mein bird’s nest. You could have some plain M&M’s and then one or two “already hatched & squaking” chicks who are waiting for their siblings to do the same. WHOO-HOO

    I didn’t know, like your earlier reader, that the chocolate sprinkles wouldn’t melt when you bake the cookies. You see – you inspire us all and get our little wheels turning.

    Glad you decided to make this last minute post. We always learn something from your creations.



    • Hi Tavette, you are so right … Always read the info on the bag. I have found that bag sizes change too, especially holiday items. I know that some things “mysteriously” disappear once a bag is opened at my house. Prices … I don’t understand how they can vary the way they do … We just have to be savvy shoppers! Thank you for all your help 🙂


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