Bird Nest Easter Cupcakes with Reese’s

These Reese’s Bird Nest Cupcakes are so darn cute. Plus, they’re easy to make and tasty. Imagine Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups surrounded by more chocolate with candy-coated Easter eggs on top of it and a cake underneath.  Use these adorable cupcakes to brighten up the Easter table, a Spring party, or a birthday party.

Bird Nest Easter cupcake

Bird Nest Cupcake

This Easter treat is so fun and easy to make. Everyone will love their chocolate frosted Reese’s treat Easter cupcake. Fun Easter cupcakes like this one and this cute Easter bunny cupcake with marshmallow bunny ears, and this cute bunny butt brownie cupcake are perfect for your Easter celebration. Add some pastel colored strawberries for a really colorful Easter display.

Ingredients

Easter birdnest cupcake ingredients
  • Baked Cupcakes – cooled. It doesn’t matter what flavor you get as long as it will taste good with chocolate frosting.
  • Chocolate Frosting – I used pre-made chocolate frosting from the grocery store. If you have a favorite homemade chocolate frosting, that would be fantastic.
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – I have used the original and snack-sized Reese’s. If you use the snack-sized Resse’s, you’ll use more frosting per cupcake.
  • Candy-Coated Chocolate Eggs – I used Cadbury Robin eggs. I found some Whopper Candy Robin Eggs that would taste so delicious with the Reese’s

Equipment Needed

Piping bag with a large round decorating tip

How to Make a Bird Nest Cupcake

Put a little frosting on the bottom of three candy Easter eggs and place it on the center of the Reese’s cup.

Use frosting to glue the Reese’s to the cupcake center.

making Bird Nest Easter cupcake

Pipe chocolate frosting around the cupcake all of the way to the top of the Reese’s cup

Bird nest cupcake

Expert Tips

You can use a wide round tip fitted on a piping bag, but if you don’t have one then put frosting into a zip-tight bag and snip a corner. Pipe the frosting out the baggie

Variations

Use a grass tip on your piping bag for thin lines. Circle them around the cupcake and the Reese’s candy

Candy Eggs

Whopper candy Robin Eggs

Jelly Bean Easter eggs

Hershey’s milk chocolate candy-coated eggs

What to Serve With

White Hot Chocolate

Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate

Bunny Bait Sweet and Salty Snack Mix

Make-Ahead and Storage

Although these cupcakes are best when served the same day, they can be made a few days in advance.

Ste these cupcakes in an airtight container that is tall enough to encompass the cupcake without smashing it. Store in a cool dark place.

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Serving Size

This recipe will make about one dozen cupcakes

You can make two-dozen cupcakes from one boxed mix, but you’ll need to double the amount of frosting, Reese’scandy, and eggs

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    Bird Nest Easter Cupcakes with Reese’s

    An easy to make Easter cupcake with Reese's and chocolater frosting
    5 from 1 vote
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    Course: Snack
    Cuisine: American
    Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Cook Time: 25 minutes
    Total Time: 45 minutes
    Servings: 12 people
    Calories: 391cal
    Author: Melissa Haines
    Cost: $10

    Ingredients

    • 12 cupcakes baked and cooled
    • 36 Candy-Coated Chocolate Eggs cooled
    • 16 oz. Chocolate Frosting
    • 12 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups I have used the original and snack-sized Reese's. If you use the snack-sized Reese's, you'll use more frosting per cupcake.

    Instructions

    • Bake and cool the cupcakes
    • Put a little frosting on the bottom of three candy Easter eggs and place it on the center of the Reese's cup.
    • Use frosting to glue the Reese's to the cupcake center.
    • Pipe chocolate frosting around the cupcake all of the way to the top of the Reese's cup

    Notes

    nutrition facts are only an estimate 

    Nutrition

    Calories: 391cal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg

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