These No-Bake Nest Cookies are easy to make and filled with chewy, chocolate, rolled oat goodness. A perfect Easter treat when topped with Cadbury mini eggs!
These super easy, quick-to-make no-bake cookies are a favorite with my husband. He will eat an entire batch himself if I let him. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to share this recipe, but nonetheless, here it is.
No surprise here that I’m a bit of a chocoholic and even more of a Cadbury eggaholic. Check out our favorite Easy 4-Ingredient Easter Fudge filled with Cadbury mini eggs. During the Easter season, we always have Cadbury mini eggs in the pantry. Like I said, Cadbury eggaholic. 😉 With Easter right around the corner and a half-eaten bag of Cadbury mini eggs burning a hole in my pantry, this Easter twist on a family favorite recipe came about.
What better way to give these super simple no-bake oat cookies an easy Easter makeover than with Cadbury mini eggs? The eggs make these No-Bake Nest Cookies so festive! Don’t you think?
We all especially enjoyed this batch of No-Bake Nest Cookies because of those darn Cadbury mini eggs. We also shared a few with neighbors which is always fun.
One of my favorite things about these no-bake oat cookies, other then all the chewy chocolatey goodness, is how fast they come together. It only takes about 5 or 10 minutes to make a batch. Pop them in the freezer for a quick chill and they are ready to enjoy in under 20 minutes.
If you’re not feeling the mini eggs (that’s crazy talk in my world) or they’re out of season, you can always omit them. These chewy chocolate-y no-bake nest cookies are delicious even if the birds fly away and the nest is empty.
This recipe makes about 18 cookies. It’s a great no-bake cookie recipe to double if you need more than a dozen and a half.
Do you have a favorite Easter treat? Are you a Cadbury mini eggs fan?
What more no-bake desserts? Check out these easy and delicious no-bakes:
Chewy Chocolate No-Bake Nest Cookies
These No-Bake Nest Cookies are easy to make and filled with chewy, chocolate, rolled oat goodness. A perfect Easter treat topped with Cadbury mini eggs!
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (oatmeal)
- 36 Cadbury mini eggs
- 1 tbsp corn syrup optional, helps to avoid sugar crystallization
In an at least 1 quart sauce pan, add all ingredients EXCEPT oatmeal. Bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes.
Remove chocolate mixture from heat. Add oatmeal. *see note*
Scoop or spoon about 1 1/2 tablespoons of oat mixture onto parchment or waxed paper. Press 2 chocolate mini eggs into each cookie before they set.
Chill in fridge or freezer for about 10 minutes or until cookie has become firm.
Store in an airtight bag or container.
To help avoid sugar crystallization:
- you can add 1-2 tablespoons corn syrup.
- when boiling, try not to scrap sides as this can cause sugar crystals to stick to the side of the pan and later crystalize mixture.
- To help with crystallization, you can also pour mixture over oats in a separate bowl. Don't scrape sides of the pan.
If crystallization occurs cookies will be a little grainy. They will still taste good, the texture will just be different.