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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 126kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer



  • Melt the chocolate over a double boiler, stirring until completely smooth. Whisk in the coconut butter until melted and combined.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Remove and add in jelly beans then serve immediately.*



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


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.4mg