Baby Birds Nest Pretzels

Published March 13, 2012. Updated February 12, 2024

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Baby Birds Nest Pretzels are fun and easy-to-make Easter treats made with pretzels, Rolos, coconut, and candies.

Baby Birds Nest Pretzels

Baby Birds Nest Pretzels

Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and we’re making delicious pastel treats! Using chocolate candies in a coconut “nest” is a standard Easter tradition. Kids and adults love them, and there are so many ways to get creative with this Birds Nest Easter treat. The pretzel base is sturdy and gives you the crunch and salt to cut the sweetness on top. Melty chocolate (we love Rolos, but other chocolates are fun to try!) topped with the perfect texture of coconut creates your nest. Then press in a few “birds” for the final effect! The extra steps to create eyes and beaks may seem unnecessary, but just LOOK at how cute!

Easter Treats

Aren’t treats so cute when they are in tiny form?  Speaking of tiny, you should check out the tiniest doughnuts ever over at What will we do today?  They are pretty much the coolest thing I’ve ever seen =).  I just saw them when I was browsing Foodgawker and I instantly fell in love.  As a kid, they would have been one of my favorite things, like these.

I made these based on my last post, Bird’s Nest Rolo Pretzels.  They are the same recipe, but I made two versions because I wanted a simple version and a slightly more difficult (but worth it) version.  These are quite simple but just more time-consuming than the other option.  Take your pick between the two, either way you will have such a fun treat for Springtime or Easter.

Baby Birds Nest Easter Treats

Other Easter Recipes to Try

Easter is such a fun family holiday. Most families will have their beloved Easter meal traditions all planned, but in case you are looking for some new favorites to add to your rotation… here are a few of the Easter and Springtime recipes that I absolutely love this time of year.

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Baby Birds Nest Pretzels

Fun and easy to make Easter treats made with pretzels, rolos, candies and candies.
Servings: 24
Prep20 minutes
Cook5 minutes
Ready in: 25 minutes


  • 1 recipe Bird's Nest Rolo Pretzels (use all blue Sixlets)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp butter , softened
  • 1 tsp milk
  • yellow and red gel food coloring
  • 1 Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Prepare Bird's Nest Rolo Pretzels according to directions listed. In a small mixing bowl, using a fork, combine powdered sugar, butter and milk. Stir until well blended and smooth. Tint mixture with yellow and red food coloring to make an orange color (you will need more yellow than red) and stir until well blended. Scoop mixture into a small ziploc bag, and using scissors, snip a tiny tip off the end. Pipe beaks onto blue Sixlets.
  • In a small microwave safe bowl, microwave chocolate chips on 50% in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. Paint eyes onto Sixlets using the tip of a wooden toothpick. Store Baby Birds Nest Pretzels in a single layer in an airtight container.