Birds nest corn flake treats are adorable no-bake treats perfect for Easter—corn flake cookies shaped into nests and topped with robin egg candies.

Three Birds Nest Cornflake Treats with Robin Egg Candies

Get your Easter baking on with these fun and festive birds nest corn flake treats. Featuring crunchy corn flakes, sweet marshmallows, and adorable robin egg candies, these no-bake treats are sure to be a hit with all ages. And best of all – they only take minutes to whip up.

Bowls of Corn Flakes, Marshmallows, Butter, and Whopper Robin Egg Candy on White Marble Surface

Ingredients

Miniature marshmallows – we like Kraft Jet-Puffed mini marshmallows.

Butter – regular salted or unsalted butter.

Corn flakes – we use Kellog’s corn flakes breakfast cereal (we haven’t tried a generic brand, but they should work fine too).

Robin egg candies – mini Whoppers robin eggs. Make sure to use the minis, as the regular size will be too large.

Nest Treats on Wire Rack (Left) Closeup of Treat (Right)

Supplies & Favorite Tools for Making Corn Flake Treats

Large bowl and mixing spoon – microwave-safe bowl. We use a 4-quart Pyrex glass bowl.

Measuring cups – you’ll need a 1-cup measuring cup for the marshmallows and corn flakes. Plus, we use a 1/3 cup to measure the corn flake mixture for each nest.

Cookie sheet – half baking sheet (lined with parchment) so you can easily move them. This is optional, you can use parchment directly on the countertop instead.

Parchment paper – use parchment or wax paper to place the nest treats on after forming them. This makes it easy to remove them and makes for easy cleanup as well.

Cookie cutter – we use a 2.5″ circle-shaped cookie cutter. You can also use a muffin tin to speed up the forming process.

How to Make Nest Cornflake Treats

Follow these simple steps to make these adorable Easter treats.

Step 1 | Prepare cookie sheet

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. This will prevent the cookies from sticking and make clean-up so easy.

Baking Sheet (Left) Prepared Baking Sheet with Parchment

Step 2 | Add marshmallows to large bowl

Pour the miniature marshmallows into a large microwave-safe bowl.

Marshmallows in Glass Bowl on White Marble

Step 3 | ADD butter

Slice the butter and add it to the bowl with mini marshmallows. (Sliced butter will melt quicker in the microwave.)

Adding Butter to Marshmallows in Glass Bowl on White Marble Surface

Step 4 | Melt in the microwave

Melt the butter and marshmallows in the microwave in small increments, frequently stirring until smooth and all the butter is melted.

Melted Marshmallows and Butter in Glass Bowl with Spoon

Step 5 | Add corn flakes

Fold the corn flakes into the marshmallow mixture and stir gently until they are coated evenly.

Adding Corn Flakes to Marshmallow Mixture

Step 6 | Form bird nests

On the prepared baking sheet, press about 1/3 cup cornflake mixture firmly into a 2.5″ circle cookie cutter. (Use butter, spray, or shortening to grease your hands to prevent the marshmallows from sticking.) Then use a spoon to form the nest.

Using Circle Cookie Cutter to Form Nests on Baking Sheet with Parchment
Pressing Corn Flake Mixture to Make Nest and Using a Spoon to Form the Center

Step 7 | Remove cookie cutter

Carefully lift the cookie cutter, and there you have your adorable nest.

Removing Cookie Cutter from Nest Treats

Step 8 | Top with robin eggs

Finish each nest with 3 mini Whoppers Robin Egg candies. We recommend topping with eggs right after forming to make sure they stick.

Topping Nest Treats with Robin Egg Candies

Step 9 | repeat with remaining corn flake mixture & EGGS

Continue to make nests until all of the corn flake mix is gone. This recipe should make about 18-20 treats, but it will depend on the size of your cookie cutter (we use a 2.5″ round cookie cutter).

Step 10 | Allow to set

Let the nests set for about 20 to 30 minutes. Placing them in the freezer will speed up the process a bit.

Finished Birds Nest Easter Treats on Pan with Parchment

Step 11 | Serve or store, and Enjoy!

Once set, you can transfer them to a serving tray or storage container.

These are easily one of the favorites on our holiday treat table. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Birds Nest Cornflake Treats with Robin Egg Candies

Why We Love This No-Bake RecipeSave

  • Easily our favorite Easter ‘cookie,’ this recipe is similar to rice crispy treats, but for some reason, cornflakes make them 10 times more delicious!
  • The robin egg candies make this treat so cute and festive. Perfect for Easter or any Spring gathering.
  • Kids love to help make this simple treat—it’s quick and easy (perfect for their short attention spans). Plus, they love to sample.

Tips for Forming the Nests

Use about 1/3 cup of corn flake mixture and use either of the following methods:

  • Press into a 2.5″ round cookie cutter.
  • Or use a muffin tin to make the nest shape.

Then use a spoon to form the center of the nest.

Note: make sure to grease your hands with baking spray or butter to help prevent the marshmallows from sticking to your hands while forming.

Easter Treats on Wire Rack with Robin Egg Candies Around on White Marble

How to Store Corn Flake Cookies

Store these corn flake treats in a sealed airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. For extended storage, you can freeze them for up to 3 months.

Easter Treat on Plate with More Treats Surrounding

Freezing Corn Flake Treats

To freeze corn flake treats, transfer them to a sealed airtight container and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw them at room temperature or overnight in the refrigerator when you’re ready to enjoy them.Save

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Three Birds Nest Cornflake Treats with Robin Egg Candies

Birds Nest Corn Flake Easter Treats

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Adorable no-bake treats perfect for Easter—corn flake cookies shaped into nests and topped with robin egg candies.

  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1820 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 6 cups miniature marshmallows (10 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 7 cups corn flakes
  • Mini whoppers robin eggs

Instructions

  1. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper.
  2. Add mini marshmallows to a large microwave bowl.
  3. Add sliced butter to the marshmallows.
  4. Melt in the microwave in small increments, frequently stirring until smooth and all the butter is melted.
  5. Fold corn flakes into the marshmallow mixture, stir gently until evenly coated.
  6. Press about 1/3 cup cornflake mixture firmly into a circle-shaped cookie cutter. Press with a spoon to create the nest.
  7. Carefully lift the cookie cutter.
  8. Repeat until all of the corn flake mixture is gone.
  9. Top each nest with 3 mini Whopper Robin Eggs.
  10. Allow to set for 20 to 30 minutes. Placing them in the freezer will help speed this up.
  11. Store in an airtight container until you are ready to serve.  Enjoy!

Notes

  • Greasing your hands with baking spray or butter will help prevent the marshmallow from sticking to your hands while forming.
  • Use about 1/3 cup corn flake mixture in each nest.
  • We use a 2.5″ round cookie cutter.
  • Author: Kelsey Restemayer
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 nest
  • Calories: 175
  • Sugar: 14.2 g
  • Sodium: 98.9 mg
  • Fat: 7.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.9 g
  • Protein: 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.2 mg
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