Our fun and tasty No Bake Cookie Easter Peeps Nests are so much fun to make and the kids just love them!!
When we make our Peeps nests at Easter time our daughter goes nuts for them, and we hear the 'aww, it's so cute!' comments non-stop! Start out with either our Chocolate No Bake Cookies, our Peanut Butter Oatmeal No Bake Cookies, or use a combination of both (as we did here).
Make your no bake cookies batch as usual, except use a heaping tablespoonful of the cookie mix when spooning it out onto your waxed paper. Follow that up with using a teaspoon to make a indent or well in the center of the cookie. You will also need some shredded coconut and food dye to color the 'nest portion' of your no bake cookie nests.
We made our no bake cookies the night ahead of time, then dyed our coconut, and set everything aside with plastic wrap over it to set overnight. Assembling the Peeps nest is quick and easy, and a really fun project to let your little ones do on their own.
Place the dyed coconut in the center well of the no bake cookies, with a Peep chick on top, followed by placing a few mini jelly beans around the chicks in the nest. Enjoy!
No Bake Cookie Easter Peeps Nests
- Start out with making your no bake cookies as usual, except when spooning the cookie mixture out onto your waxed paper use a heaping tablespoonful portion. Once all of your cookie mixture has been spooned out onto the waxed paper, use a teaspoon to push an indent into the center of the cookie.
- Color your coconut by putting two one cup portions of the shredded coconut into ziploc baggies. Fill a small bowl or cup with 1 teaspoon of water and add the food coloring, mix thoroughly, then pour into the ziploc baggies. Seal the baggies up and work the coconut around in the bag to distribute the color. Spread colored coconut out onto a baking sheet and allow to dry.
- Once the cookies are set and the coconut is dried, fill the wells of the cookies with the colored coconut. Place a Peep chick into the center of the cookie on top of the coconut, then place 4-5 mini jelly beans around the Peep chick on the coconut 'nest'.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!