With us getting FULLY into the busiest season of our lives that I can remember (hello home build, raising a toddler, having another baby and general work and life obligations!) I am so thankful for the time that I’ve spent time working on recipes and perfecting them so I don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time I want to make fun and delicious food. I’m reposting this easter recipe because it was such a big hit last year, and it seriously couldn’t be easier!! I am so excited to make them with Leni Bow this year because she’s gotten so much more independent and helpful. Part of me is VERY sad about this because I want her to be little and squishy forever, but the other part of me is so insanely proud of this smart little nugget who is SO.MUCH.FUN. I always joke that I would have 100 babies if they were all like Leni!!
(The thing with throwback posts is that I. AM. DYING. of nostalgia and thinking about my big girl growing up. Just looooook at baby Leni!!!!)
These chocolatey, perfectly crunchy Easter nest treats are always a hit when I make them–and they do NOT last very long with the sweet tooth people in my household.
- 5 cups chocolate chips or melting wafers (your choice of dark, milk, or white chocolate)
- 1 cup quick oats
- 2 cups sweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup almond butter (optional)
- 1 bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs
- Melt chocolate chips/wafers over low heat. You can melt them in the microwave (just be careful not to burn it!) or you can bring an inch of water to a simmer in a saucepan and put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl in the mouth of the pot. Make sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water or it could burn. Stir occasionally until completely melted. Note: I put a small Le Creuset pot with the chocolate in it inside a larger Le Creuset pot and it worked great!
- Add almond butter if desired.
- Once melted, stir in oats and coconut flakes.
- Remove from heat and let cool.
- Lay wax paper on a baking sheet so the chocolate doesn’t stick, and create nests with your hands.
- Place a few mini eggs in each nest.
- Eat them ALL!
I am so crazy busy but super, crazy blessed as well: I always want to make sure I’m taking the time to appreciate every blessing big and small, and to make fun memories and celebrate the seasons with my sweet little fam. I also want to make sure Leni is fully aware what Easter is all about, and that she knows what He did for all of us and that He is risen!
Do you have family traditions for Easter?! I’d love to hear about them, and if you have any other ideas for future blogs or recipes you’d love to see, drop them below! I’m also trying to answer questions in advance for you by linking some of my favorite products right here!
See you back here soon with even more recipes and adventures!!
Photos by the talented Jennifer Wilson Photography!