No Bake Easter Nest Cookies

These simple peanut butter no bake easter nest cookies are the perfect recipe for making with the kids around Easter.

Getting your kids involved in the kitchen is helpful for their motor development, gives them confidence in the kitchen as they grow older, and can help them to be adventurous and curious with new foods.

For this no bake easter nest cookie recipe, you can get them to help:

  • measure ingredients
  • stir the cookies
  • scoop the cookie mixture
  • place the eggs on the cookie nest
  • wash dishes

This recipe has 8 simple ingredients, including high fibre oats and ground flaxseed. Adding fibre to your recipes can help improve digestion, and to keep you full longer. Ground flax can be added to many recipes and foods.

How to handle holiday eating with children

Holidays centered around food can cause parents to worry about their children’s sugar intake. As a Registered Dietitian, I think holidays can be a great opportunity for kids to learn self-regulation without feeling too restricted. Limiting sweets can actually create more of an obsession with treats.

My top tips to manage holidays and kids is to:

  1. Provide balanced meals and snacks. Ensuring meals have a mix of whole grains, protein with fruits and vegetables will help children to feel full. Managing sweets and listening to their bodies is much easier when they aren’t too hungry.
  2. Make other parts of the holidays fun too. For example, crafts or getting outside for games. This helps to make many memories around the holidays instead of fixating only on the food aspect.
  3. Allow children to enjoy some of the sweets without restricting (for example for the egg hunt) and then going forward serve these extras randomly with balanced meals and snacks.

For more on how to encourage your children to be mindful eaters, check out this blog post.

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No Bake Easter Nest Cookies

No Bake Easter Nest Cookies

These peanut butter no bake peanut butter nest cookies are perfect for Easter celebrations.
Course Dessert
Servings 12 nests


  • 6 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup coconut, unsweetened shredded
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 12 chocolate mini eggs


  • In a small microwave safe bowl, add the coconut oil and peanut butter. Microwave for 30 seconds or until melted.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, flaxseed and coconut.
  • Pour the coconut oil and peanut butter into the oat mixture.
  • Stir in the maple syrup and vanilla and mix well.
  • On a parchment lined baking sheet, add heaping spoonfuls of the oat mixture. The mixture will be wet, that is okay.
  • Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to speed up the setting time.
  • Remove cookies from the fridge, press your thumb gently in the centre of the cookie and place a mini egg.
  • Store cookies in the refrigerator and take out once ready to serve.

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