Take-out Tuesday, Bird Nest Pies

We had these for Easter dessert

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Just like 7 layer bars, except in pie form!

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Such a simple sweet bite, sure to please any little birdie!


Cut out 2″ circles from a refrigerated pie dough round


You should be able to get 24 from 1 round by re-rolling the scraps


Fill each pie with 4 chocolate chips, 4 butterscotch chips, a sprinkle of coconut


Cover with about 1 Tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk


STOP!!! Do not add the chocolate eggs yet!


Unless you want a hot mess


Okay, let’s try this again

Put in the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut and milk


Bake for 11-14 minutes


Immediately drop an egg in the center of each pie and sprinkle with a little coconut, pushing down gently so it will stay in place as the pie cools

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Oh, that’s better!

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You don’t want your eggs cracking and hatching!

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Bird Nest Pies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24


  • mini muffin pan


  • 1 refrigerated pie crust dough round
  • chocolate chips
  • butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 can sweetened condensed milk about 1/2 cup
  • sweetened coconut
  • candy shell chocolate eggs I used M&Ms Chocolate Eggs


  • Cut dough round into 2″ circles. Re-roll scraps to get 24.
  • Gently stretch circles and place lightly into cooking oil sprayed mini muffin tins.
  • Fill each pie with 4 chocolate chips, 4 butterscotch chips, a sprinkle of coconut and top with about 1 Tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk.
  • Bake at 350 for 11-15 minutes, until crust is fragrant and beginning to turn golden.
  • Immediately place a chocolate egg in the center of each pie and add a little more coconut, pressing down gently.
  • Let pies cool in pan for 10 minutes, then carefully remove to finish cooling.
  • Store covered. Refrigerate to preserve freshness if possible. Makes 24 bite size pies
Keyword Bird Nest Pies, Easter, M & M pies, Mini chocolate pies, Spring dessert

There are a zillion ways you could style these precious little dessert pies

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Perfect for any spring occasion

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So have some fun!

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9 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Bird Nest Pies”
  1. Mary says:

    So cute to serve these classic bars as little pies and in nest form Jenna! I love mini desserts and these are easier to eat, serve (and less rich!) than the bar form too 🙂

  2. Lynn says:

    Very cute! Had to chuckle at the hot mess…Been there, done that:@)

  3. Kitty says:

    Now aren’t those the sweetest, cutest little nests ever??!! Thank you for the tip to avoid the “hot mess”! You’re the best!

  4. Sherry says:

    These are so cute and they sound yummy!

  5. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    Your Bird Nest Pies look adorable and delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. YUM! These pies look too adorable to eat!

    Thanks for linking up with us at Talented Tuesday, hope to see you again this week!!

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