These no bake Easter cookies are super easy and delicious. Even better, you probably already have everything you need to make this Easter dessert on hand and you can whip up a batch in only 3 minutes, too!
As a kid, Mama always made these no bake oatmeal cookies. I remember everything about them–from the brown baking cocoa can to the super sweet aroma that filled our kitchen as she made them.
The best part, was that she could whip up a batch in no time. And with everyday ingredients, she always had what she needed in the kitchen to make them, too.
Lately, I’ve been craving a batch. So I decided to add a little fun by turning them into egg nests for an Easter treat. It gave me an excuse to make a big batch (for experimenting with Easter ideas, of course) and since they turned out just as I remembered them, I now have enough that I just may be willing to share with everyone else.
No Bake Easter Cookies
If you’re looking for a super easy idea for an Easter treat, these no-bake Easter cookies are perfect. They only take 3 minutes to make–seriously. And if you’re an oatmeal fan like I am, you probably have all the ingredients already on hand.
Here’s what you need to make about 3 dozen.
– 2 cups of sugar
– 1 stick of butter
– 1/2 cup low-fat milk
– 1/3 cup baking cocoa
– 3 cups of oats, uncooked
-chocolate egg candies
I really don’t think you can make a mistake on these cookies.
Just melt the butter and allow the cocoa and sugar to lightly boil a bit, and all that’s left is stirring in the oats and setting them out by the spoonful on a sheet.
To create the egg nests, gently press a couple of chocolate eggs to each cookie before they harden, so that the chocolate eggs will stick to the top.
I picked up a bag of M&Ms Chocolate Speckled Eggs for this one. But you could easily use any flavor egg-shaped chocolate you like.
Check out the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post to make your own or bookmark the page for later, when you need a quick and easy Easter treat. Enjoy!
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- 2 cups sugar
- 1 stick of butter
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1/3 cup baking cocoa
- 3 cups old fashioned oats (uncooked)
- small chocolate egg candies, for topping
- Combine sugar, butter, milk and cocoa in a large saucepan and bring to a light boil.
- Stirring frequently, boil for 3 minutes then remove from heat.
- Stir in oats and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
- Scoop with Tablespoon and drop oatmeal mixture on waxed paper.
- Gently press a couple of chocolate egg candies on top of each cookie.
- Allow time to firm. Enjoy!