Cacao Bird Nest with Peanut Butter

  • Makes
  • 6
  • Prep Time (min)
  • 20
  • Cook (min)
  • 0
  • Carb Grams (g)
  • 62
  • Cook Difficult
  • 3


  • 5oz pretzels
  • 12oz dark chocolate
  • 1 cup peanut butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp Zen Spirit cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Microwave-safe bowl,
  • Hand mixer
  • Silicone muffin tin


  • When done, gently remove ‘nests’ from the muffin tin and fill each with mini eggs. Serve.

    Add pretzels to a medium bowl and gently break into smaller pieces using your hands. Set aside.

  • Add chocolate to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Take the bowl out and stir well. Repeat the process until completely melted.

  • Remove the melted chocolate from the microwave and add melted peanut butter, Zen Spirit cacao powder, and vanilla extract. Using a hand mixer, beat well until fully combined.

  • Stir in pretzels and mix again with a spoon.

  • Lightly coat a 6-cup muffin tin with some cooking spray. Fill each muffin cup with the mixture, making a well in the center.

  • Refrigerate for 1 hour. When done, gently remove ‘nests’ from the muffin tin and fill each with mini eggs. Serve.

Cacao Bird Nest with Peanut Butter

Cacao Bird Nest - final product

Looking for an easy no-bake Easter treat that’s fun to make, looks adorable and tastes absolutely fantastic? Well, you have just found one. These lovely little chocolate bird ‘nests’ filled with colorful mini eggs and edible leaves are a fun way to prepare something new for this Easter.

Crispy pretzels combined with melted chocolate, peanut butter, and Zen Spirit cacao powder are the base for this recipe. Once you have created these little nests, let the fun begin – fill them with mini eggs or anything else you think would look good.

Cacao Bird Nest - Final Product 2

As for the preparation, a simple muffin tin will do the job. However, the best idea is to use a silicone muffin tin because it’s much easier to remove the nests once they’re chilled. If you’re using your regular muffin tin, make sure to generously coat them with cooking spray or simply line them with paper liners which will help you to get the nests out of the tin. Have fun and Happy Easter!

Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 649, Protein: 17.7g, Total Carb: 61.4g, Dietary Fiber: 5.5g, Total Fat: 39.2g 

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