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
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.