Delicious No-Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Easter Nest Cookies

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.

easter nest cookies

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! 😉

easter nest cookies


easter nest cookies

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. 😉

Yield: 12-18 nests

Delicious No-Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Easter Nest Cookies

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups of Rice Krispy Cereal
  • 1 Cup Shredded Coconut
  • 1/3 Cup of Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup of Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla

Instructions

  1. Mix cereal and coconut together in a large bowl, set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, bring corn syrup, peanut butter, brown sugar and vanilla just to a boil while stirring.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir into cereal and coconut mixture
  4. Let mixture cool
  5. Shape into birds nests
  6. Fill with jelly beans or chocolate eggs

easter nest cookies

easter nest cookies

easter nest cookies

easter nest cookies

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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Have a great day!
Tammy

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Tammy

Owner at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog pinkpeppermintdesign.com. Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. Here on Pink Peppermint Design, she aims to share creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events, as well as her life, with thousands of readers every month. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.
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