Create these tasty No-Bake Easter Nest Cookies for your family this year. They will love that they are made with M&Ms.
I absolutely love those no-bake haystack cookies made with chow mein noodles. I can easily polish off a whole batch by myself.
Since I had some leftover Peanut M&Ms from this Easter Donut recipe, so I decided to make nest cookies with them.
I used oatmeal instead of chow mein noodles for these no-bake treats.
Easter Nest Cookies
Traditional haystacks are made with peanut butter, but I decided to not use it since there is peanut in the candies. Substitute this recipe with other Easter Egg candy if someone has a peanut allergy.
Before you get the Easter nest cookies recipe below, please check out my other Easter content.
Start a new tradition by making Cascarones for your egg hunt this year. They are so much fun to smash!
What are your favorite Easter treats?
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups rolled oats
- Easter Peanut M&Ms
Line a cookie sheet with a silicone mat or wax paper.
In a medium saucepan melt the butter.
Stir in the milk, sugar, and cocoa powder.
Bring to a gentle boil for 5 minutes while stirring frequently.
Remove from the heat and stir in the oats.
Drop a spoonful onto the lined cookie sheet.
Place 3 different colored M&Ms eggs in the middle of each nest.
Chill in the refrigerator for about an hour to harden the cookies before serving.