Chocolate Pretzel Easter Nests

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If you’re seeking some Easter inspiration, these Chocolate Pretzel Easter Nests may just be the answer.

There are few recipes which are simpler than this, and there are not many that will be more fun to make. In fact, this could be a great activity to make with your children. It can get quite messy – but I think that’s part of the fun.

Salty-sweet chocolate-dipped pretzels are a delicious snack; make a bowl of them next time that you’re entertaining and watch them disappear.

Here I’ve adapted the idea and used them to make these gorgeous Easter nests. It takes just 2 ingredients to make the nests and you use the eggs of your choice to fill the nests.   

To begin, I melt chocolate in a double boiler. I place the chocolate in a heat-proof bowl then put the bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Whilst melting the chocolate, I stir occasionally. I add the pretzels to the melted chocolate and stir to combine the two. I spoon a little of the mixture into an oiled patty pan tin, shape to a rough nest shape and place the tin into the fridge for the chocolate to set. And that’s as difficult as it is.

When ready to serve you just need to place the nests on a pretty platter and fill them with the eggs of your choice.

I have used chocolate eggs which have a crisp, coloured, candy shell. However, you could use brightly coloured, foil covered chocolate eggs or even brightly coloured jelly beans.

There is a great degree of symbolism associated with the Easter egg. Eggs have long been a symbol of new life. Early Christians adopted the egg as a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus. The hard shell represents the sealed tomb into which Jesus’ body was placed and the emerging chicken represents the resurrection of Jesus.

So, in fact, these Chocolate Pretzel Easter Nests, whilst colourful and cheerful in appearance, are also symbolic of new life.

Add a colourful, cheerful note to your Easter celebrations with these easily prepared Easter Nests and have a great deal of fun making them. You may also like to try our Easy Easter Chocolate Cake or Chocolate Leaf Easter Wreath.

Please let me know in the comments below if you try them.

Enjoy! Alex and Faye xx

P.S. Don’t forget to visit our friend, Erica. You’ll find this recipe and more here.

Chocolate Pretzel Easter Nests

Chocolate Pretzel Easter Nests

Have fun making these Chocolate Pretzel Easter Nests. They are not only colourful and cheerful in appearance, but they are also very easy to make. If you have children, get them involved and have some fun together; but I must warn you, it may get messy.
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Course: Dessert, Nibbles, Snack, Sweet
Cuisine: International
Keyword: chocolate, delicious, Easter, easy, pretzel, simple, snack, sweet
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 18 nests
Calories: 73kcal
Author: Alexandra


  • 200 g chocolate of your choice *
  • 80 g pretzel sticks

To Decorate:

  • eggs/candy of your choice


  • Brush or spray 2 patty pan* tins with olive oil.
  • Break pretzel sticks into short lengths, about 2 cm/3/4 “
  • Add a small amount of water to a saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  • Place the chocolate into a heat-proof bowl. Break the chocolate into even size pieces. Place the bowl over the saucepan of simmering water. Be careful that your bowl does not touch the simmering water and ensure that water does not get into the chocolate*.
  • Stir occasionally as the chocolate melts. When the chocolate has almost melted, remove the bowl from the saucepan. The residual heat will continue to melt the chocolate.
  • Add the broken pretzel sticks to the chocolate and stir well to combine.
  • Place about 2 teaspoons of the mixture into the patty pan cups. Use the tip of the teaspoon to shape the nests.
    If your room is cool, the chocolate will set. Alternatively, place the tray in the refrigerator until the chocolate has set.
  • Add the eggs of your choice to the nests.


*I have used dark chocolate as I feel the dark chocolate beautifully complements the salty pretzel stick. However, you may prefer to use milk or white chocolate.
*The cups in patty pan trays have rounded bottoms. If you don’t have patty pan tins you can shape the nests, using 2 teaspoons, on non-stick baking paper.
*This amount of mixture makes18 nests so you will not need to oil all of the cups.
The greatest enemy of melting chocolate is water. If water should get into the chocolate it will seize, becoming thick, grainy and not suitable to use.


Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 38mg | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Chocolate Pretzel Easter Nests
Chocolate Pretzel Easter Nests - It's Not Complicated Recipes #easter #easterrecipes #easterrecipeskids #chocolate #smallbites #partyfood #entertaining #easyrecipes
Chocolate Pretzel Easter Nests - It's Not Complicated Recipes #easter #easterrecipes #easterrecipeskids #chocolate #smallbites #partyfood #entertaining #easyrecipes
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187 Comments on “Chocolate Pretzel Easter Nests”

  1. What a great recipe and they look perfect for Easter! I actually just looked and have all of the ingredients needed to make them. I might just make them later today just in time for Easter Sunday!

  2. That is quiet a complicated recipe but the way you have explained it looks like it is very simple to make. I am going to give it a shot.

  3. Such a cute and delicious recipe! I am sure kids will definitely love to eat these treats, yummy!

  4. 5 stars
    Like the chow mein nests easy the kids an even help out how cute I like this would love to make both of these now to just pick up some pretzels.

    1. Hi Gemma, it’s a great activity to do with children. It can get a little messy with the melted chocolate, but really that is half the fun. Enjoy! 🙂

  5. I try to learn something new every day today was what a patty tray was. This is a cool treat. I’m going to surprise the family with these.

  6. Thanks for sharing this useful post on the way to prepare this Easter delicacy. It will be helpful for guiding those who want to prepare this easy chocolate pretzel Easter nests.

  7. This is definitely not what I needed to see after coming home from the gym lol! These are easy to make and great for Easter too, perfect!

    1. Hi Lisa, I think that if you’ve been to the gym you definitely qualify for a small treat. 🙂 They are so easy to make and a lot of fun. Please let me know if you try them. Happy Easter Lisa. 🙂

  8. 5 stars
    I really enjoy your creativity and this time I love the nest! Not only it looks so cute but I think the taste should be great as I can imagine when I m munching the nest in my favorite flavor.

  9. I really love this type of desserts. It’s obviously pretty simple to make and prepare. I can’t wait to have a bite.

  10. The end result is stunning. Wish a lazy bum like me would start following the recipe and actually make it.

  11. These look so good! I love chocolate covered pretzels…well, anything chocolate really, LOL! These would be a perfect way to use up extra chocolate eggs from Easter!

  12. Wow those look absolutely delicious! What a cute idea to use as a nest for Easter Eggs! I just simply adore chocolate covered anything, especially pretzels! Happy Easter to you!

    1. Hi Krista, chocolate and pretzels are such a delicious combination and it was a lot of fun making the little nests. I’m so pleased that you like the recipe. Happy Easter to you Krista. 🙂

  13. 5 stars
    This is such a great idea for the Easter Table. We usually put everything in reusable bowls, why not just make them edible, haha.

  14. These look so cute and simple! I love chocolate covered pretzels, especially dark chocolate. I got ice cream with chocolate and pretzels on it last weekend and it was amazing. Will have to give these a try.

    1. These little nests are quick and simple and a lot of fun. Chocolate covered pretzels are delicious at any time, so let’s try them for Easter. 🙂

    1. Thank you Alvern, I’m glad that you like it. Perhaps if you couldn’t find pretzel sticks you could try using slivered almonds? Let me know how you get on. 🙂

    1. Thank you Sarah, the chocolate and pretzels are a great combination; in fact, difficult to resist. They’re a lot of fun to make, please let me know if you try them. 🙂

    1. Hi Tara, I agree, they are a great combination; salty and sweet – delicious. And the nests are great fun to make. Let me know if you try them. 🙂

  15. 5 stars
    What a fun recipe! I love salty + sweet when it comes to desserts, and one of my favorite candy bars here in the States has bits of pretzels in it. I’ve never thought about making my own version! And then shaping these into nests for Easter is perfect! 🙂

    1. Hi Amber, it would be great fun making these with your children. It may get a little messy but nothing wrong with chocolate on fingers – that’s part of the fun. Happy Easter to you. 🙂

    1. Hi Cristina, the sweet and salty combination works so well. Chocolate coated pretzels are a great snack so I thought I’d have fun and make them into Easter nests. Please let me know how you enjoy them. 🙂

    1. Hi Mikayla, if the children are old enough it’s a great one to make with them. There may be a little mess from the melted chocolate 🙂 but that’s part of the fun. Happy Easter. 🙂

    1. Hi Tandy, this is a great project to share with children. It may get a little messy, there is melted chocolate involved, 🙂 but that is part of the fun, isn’t it? Happy Easter Tandy. 🙂

    1. You’re right Kathy, I’ve yet to find someone who doesn’t like the salty-sweet combination of flavours. It was great fun putting the nests together. Happy Easter. 🙂

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