No Bake Bird's Nest Cookies
No Bake Bird's Nest Cookies are a fun and cute Easter treat you can make with the kids.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Freezing Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut plus extra for decorating
- 4 ounces melting chocolate
- 1-2 bags mini eggs
Toast the nuts: Place the almonds in a skillet and toast over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes. Add the shredded coconut and toast with the almonds until lightly golden brown and fragrant. Scoop out about 1 tablespoon toasted coconut for decorating. Set aside.
Melt the chocolate: Break up a chocolate bar (or use melting chocolate chips). Melt it in the microwave or over a water bath. Add the toasted nuts and stir well.
Shape cookies: Using about 2 teaspoons of chocolate and nut mix, place small mounds on a sheet pan lined with baking parchment. Make a small well in the middle. Sprinkle with the reserved toasted coconut and place mini eggs in the middle.
Freeze: Freeze the cookies on the sheet pan for 10-15 minutes, or until firm. I prefer to store them in the fridge or freezer for up to 2 weeks.
Nutrition is an estimate and WITHOUT the mini eggs included, as these will widely differ depending on the brand you're using.
Make sure to use chocolate for melting, not chips that are made to keep their shape during baking. But I mean, you can also use a chocolate bunny if you've got one too many ;)
Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.9mg