One of my favorite things about food, are the memories that it carries with it…kind of like music. When I hear a certain song on the radio I am transported back to a period of time like a Jr. High dance and can vividly remember that moment in time. When I make certain recipes, the same thing happens. I don’t now about you all, but so many of the recipes I make are things that have been passed down from friends and family and they are all tied to different times in my life. These delicious no-bake Peanut Butter Coconut Easter Nest Cookies are no exception.
I was searching through a family cookbook the other day and stumbled on this recipe and it immediately took me back to the years I spent making these yummy treats with my grandma in her basement kitchen. It was such a vivid memory that I can hardly believe that is was so long ago. I sifted through the cupboards to see if I had the few ingredients on hand to whip some up, and I did, so I decided it was time to make some of those same memories with my sweet Ashley. I did update the recipe to use Cadbury chocolate eggs since I keep a bag of them on hand at all times during this season each year in case of emergency. 😉 I love the addition of chocolate to this peanut buttery recipe in place of the jelly beans that I used to use. You can never go wrong with a peanut butter/chocolate combination in my book! 😉
It only takes about 10 minutes to whip up this delicious no bake Easter nest cookie recipe, and the kids can shape the nests on their own, so it’s a great, easy Easter activity. They are kind of addicting though…just fair warning. 😉
- 3 Cups of Rice Krispy Cereal
- 1 Cup Shredded Coconut
- ⅓ Cup of Light Corn Syrup
- ½ Cup of Brown Sugar
- ¾ Cup of Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1 tsp of Vanilla
- Mix cereal and coconut together in a large bowl, set aside.
- In a saucepan, bring corn syrup, peanut butter, brown sugar and vanilla just to a boil while stirring.
- Remove from the heat and stir into cereal and coconut mixture
- Let mixture cool
- Shape into birds nests
- Fill with jelly beans or chocolate eggs
Does your family pass traditions don through recipes like mine does? Do your recipes carry memories with them? Ashley and I had such a fun time making these Easter Nest cookies together. I hope that she remembers these moments we spend together the way I remember great times spent with my family as a child.
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