DARK CHOCOLATE BIRDS NEST COOKIES....made with only 5 ingredients including almonds + crispy quinoa! [vegan + gluten-free]

Dark Chocolate Quinoa Birds Nest Cookies

No-bake chocolate birds nest cookies! They only take 5 ingredients, 5 minutes of hands-on time AND they're such a fun Easter-inspired treat. (and really just perfect for anything Spring)

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, cookies
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Refrigerate 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 14 Cookies
Calories 126 kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer



  1. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler, stirring until completely smooth. Whisk in the coconut butter until melted and combined.
  2. Add almonds and quinoa crispies, stirring together until they are evenly coated with the chocolate. Using a cookie scoop (or spoon), scoop 1- 2 tablespoons of the chocolate mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet, spacing them out about 1" apart.
  3. Using your fingers, gently flatten the mounds and form them into little "nests" making a well in the center of each mound. Pop the baking sheet into the freezer and allow the cookies to set for 20 - 30 minutes.
  4. Remove and add in jelly beans then serve immediately.*

Recipe Notes

These are best served chilled, so keep them in the fridge until you're ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts
Dark Chocolate Quinoa Birds Nest Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 112mg3%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.