Friday, April 15, 2011

Easter Traditions: No Bake Nests

A few years a go my cute friend Kim brought me a no bake nest on the first day of spring.  It was so fun.  Ever since then we have been making around easter time.  This is a quick and easy and fun.   The following recipe is the no bake cookies recipe that I use, but I am sure that you could uses any no bake cookies recipe.  I have thought about making them with all bran cereal instead of oatmeal, but my family hates all bran so I never have.  I do think it would make darn cute nests.  

No Bake Cookies Nests
1-cup sugar
 ¼ cup Milk
2 TBS Cocoa
1/4 cup Butter
¼ cup peanut butter
½ tsp vanilla
1 ½ cup oatmeal

1.    Combined sugar, milk, cocoa and butter in a saucepan. Over medium high heat stirring constantly bring to a boil.
2.    2. Boil 1 minute
3.    Remove from heat and add peanut butter, vanilla, and oatmeal.  Stir until well mixed.
4.    Scoop up 1/4 cup of dough and form into a ball. Place on wax paper. Using a spoon form a hollow in the center of the cookies (this is where you will put the eggs). Allow cool.
5.  Place store bought robins egg candies in the center of the nest.

1 comment:

  1. These look delicious - I will definitely be trying them!