Saturday, April 23, 2011

No-bake Birdnest cookies.

Last week i came across a recipe for unbaked cookie nests on The Picky Apple. They were so cute i knew we'd be making them this week! We followed the recipe, but ended up only making a half batch because i was low on oatmeal.
They turned out all right, but seemed a bit greasy. The recipe suggests greasing your muffin pans before placing the cookies in. i also found that the chocolate cookies were good but a bit too rich. i've always preferred chocolate/ peanut butter no-bakes, they are not quite as rich when you add the peanut butter.

So after a trip to the store, we decided to make another batch.

Rather than using the muffin tins, i just scooped the cookie mix onto tin foil and used the back of the spool to create a well in the center. Then we decorated with the coconut and candy. It worked just fine and then cookies didn't end up greasy from the greased tins.

Sage had a great time decorating them. Although i think she ate more jelly beans than she put down. :)
Here is the recipe we used for the chocolate/peanut butter no bakes. If you prefer the chocolate only or can't have peanut butter you can find the recipe above by clicking The Picky Apple link.

No Bake Bird Nest cookies
2 Cups Sugar
1 stick butter
1/2tsp vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk
3 cups oats

green food coloring(optional)
jelly beans or chocolate egg candies.

Place about 1 cup of coconut in a bowl and add a drop or 2 or green food coloring. Use a fork to stir it until all the coconut is green.

Mix sugar, cocoa, butter and milk. Bring to boil for 3 min. Remove from heat. Add vanilla, peanut butter and oats. Coat well, and drop by rounded tablespoon on tin foil/waxed paper. Press spoon into center of cookie to give it a nest shape. Let cool. Then place a big pinch of the coconut in the center of each cookie. Then decorate with jelly beans/candy.

Enjoy! Hope you are having a wonderful Spring celebration!


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