Oatmeal No-Bake Easter Nest Cookies

April21
[by Guest blogger Lori]
Oatmeal No-Bake CookiesI made the assumption when my mom used to make these cookies for us that you just threw all the ingredients in a bowl, stirred it up and voila!  Having “no-bake” in the name apparently doesn’t mean that there’s no cooking involved and that they’re super easy. Super easy, they are.. but no-cook, they are not. A fun little tradition that my grandma started was making these cookies at Easter. She’d shape them into nests and put a couple of Cadbury Mini-
Eggs in them — who can resist mini-eggs? And now, my mom is making them for my little guy.  I love traditions :)  I recently asked her for the recipe so that I could send them to my son’s daycare. They were a hit with all the little bunnies today!
 
Recipe for Oatmeal No-Bake Easter Nest Cookies:
1 1/2 cups sugar
5 tbsp cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup canola oil
3 cups of quick oats
1 cup coconut (I use the unsweetened one… otherwise these are a little too sweet for my liking)
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
 
Directions
1 – Combine sugar and cocoa in a saucepan.
2 – Add milk slowly. Stir over low heat until the sugar dissolves.
3 – Bring to a boil, add canola oil and oats stirring briskly. Cook for 1 – 3 minutes stirring constantly. (3 minutes was the magic number for me — no more or it gets a little hard)
4 – Remove from heat. Add coconut, vanilla and salt.
5 – Let the mixture cool a bit at room temperature so that you can handle it to make the nests (about 10 – 15 minutes).
6 – Using a spoon, scoop a ball of the mixture onto wax paper. Press in the middle to form a nest. Add 2 or 3 mini eggs.
7 – Refrigerate.  These also freeze well!
 
Happy Easter!!
 
Kath’s quote:  “Caramels are only a fad. Chocolate is a permanent thing.”-Milton Snavely Hershey

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3 Comments to

“Oatmeal No-Bake Easter Nest Cookies”

  1. Avatar April 2nd, 2012 at 3:33 pm Jo Rice Says:

    Easter Nests.


  2. Avatar April 17th, 2014 at 6:51 pm Komal Says:

    Hi! I love the recipe but I don’t have any coconut…any substitute?


  3. Avatar April 17th, 2014 at 7:21 pm Kathryne Says:

    Sorry no, coconut would be key.


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