Chocolate Candy Nests

These little chocolate candy nests are the perfect Easter treat and your little one can help you make them!

Chocolate Birds Nest Cookies


¬†Wouldn’t they be cute to have at each place-setting on Easter Sunday!?

Tiny Chocolate Nests & Update on Sugar War!

Ingredients

  • Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Cookies...(Nests!)~Gluten Free Easily~just use GF ingredients~
  • 1 Bag of TINY Robin Eggs (Candy coated Chocolate-Malted eggs)**for Gluten Free recipe use jelly beans-Jelly Belly original are (supposed) to be GF***
  • 2 Cups sugar
  • **Less Than~1/2 Cup Cocoa (Nests turn out a lighter color if you use a little less than 1/2 cup!)
  • 1 Stick butter (8 Tablespoons)
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1 1/2 TeaspoonsVanilla
  • 3 Cups Oats (Add a hand-full more if the consistency is too runny.)(Use Bob's Red Mill gluten free oats)
  • 3/4 Cups Peanut Butter
  • **2 Palm-fulls of Butterscotch Chips** (you can omit this...but it's yummy!)***Hershey's Butterscotch Chips are Gluten Free***(source)

Instructions

  1. Combine sugar, cocoa, butter and milk over medium heat.
  2. When mixture starts a roiling boil, stir and boil for one full minute.
  3. Remove from heat...
  4. Stir in: vanilla, oats, peanut butter, and butterscotch chips.
  5. ***Complete one nest and egg cookie at a time***
  6. On wax paper...
  7. Use an ice-cream scoop to make small balls and shape carefully and quickly into little nests.
  8. Add 2 or 3 tiny Robin Eggs...press to secure the eggs!
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Comments

  1. says

    I do give a hooey and love how you tell your stories…You make me chuckle! Praying for your war. I am too weak to wean but of course I am too weak to quit cold turkey either…May God direct you and us to find those things that “feel like a parade” to replace those things we are called to walk away from. Thank you! I can’t help but chuckle as I envision the husband there with his bowl of moose tracks and listening to your thoughts, ha!

  2. Rose says

    I can fully appreciate your sugar battle! I just started the “wheat belly” eating program which eliminates both wheat and sugar! But I do admit that after just a few days the cravings are subsiding and food taste very different. You can actually taste the natural sugar in vegetables. We can do this, one day at a time! You do face additional challenges having to prepare stuff for others but you have the strength to do it!!! Good luck….

  3. says

    I’m so proud of you. And Tom’s right. You have such a way with telling stories. That’s why I love listening to you “talk” on your blog. Can’t wait to read how weeks 3-8 go. You make anything fun, Rob. That’s why we love you.

  4. Tiffanie says

    Yay! Thank you so much for posting this, I also give a hooey! I have been saying I was going to order the I Quit Sugar book for months, I am ordering it today!!! Good luck and please keep us posted.

  5. says

    First of all, the nests are adorable. Those no bake cookies are my go to treat when I don’t have any sweets in the house and I have gotten rid of all other baking supplies. =/ Yes, if I am “dieting” I have to rid my house of everything! And I don’t let my husband eat moose tracks icecream. ;) I tell him to go down to the custard stand and get a cone and be done with it. ;) Second of all, “red-hot second”…haha I haven’t ever heard that one. Love it!! :) And finally, I’m glad you are making progress. Baby steps lead to bigger steps! I am a cold turkey gal myself, because I have real self control issues so it is all or nothing for me. =P I agree about the fruit too. I don’t naturally like fruit because of course I would rather have sugary goodness but once I cut sugar out (I have done it before) I like fruit and it tastes good. I literally have to “make” myself eat an apple in the mornings. Not a fan. ;) Hope you continue to do well, but I have to ask, what in the world are you going to do at Easter? =/

  6. says

    KUDOS, ROBIN!!! do you hear me shouting this over here in Cumming? :-) i am SO PROUD of you for listening to the Lord’s still, small voice and following it. He loves His sheep when they do this.

    i’m with the others when i express that i DO want to keep hearing about this journey. i’m a bit concerned that you might be setting yourself up by making these with elliot while you’re in detox.

    the day you’re going to do this, please let us know so that we can pray you through it. i know you want to make this memory with your g-daughter, and i believe God can give you what you need to make these, enjoy the time, AND resist temptation. deal?

  7. says

    Unfortunately, I could eat 2 batches of these in one sitting. I have fibromyalgia/CFS and all kinds of food allergies/intolerances/insensitivities. About 6 months I had to go to a limited 4-day rotational diet. And I also gave up sugar….cold turkey. And I’m still an addict. It’s really, REALLY hard. I cheat with raw honey (which is delicious with almond butter on a spoon!).

    Do you take a really good magnesium? That can help? Also, I just started taking gymnema (herbal supplement) which is supposed to help with the carb/sugar connection.

    On a separate and unrelated topic, have you read the book “The Answer is Simple….Love Yourself, Live Your Spirit?” Kind of changed my life in a way.

  8. says

    Good for you & good luck for your continued success. I’ve been doing a “less sugar” kind of thing, that is until I got this dreadful cold & sugar is the only thing I seem to be able to taste…lol! I even gave up coffe, because I required too much sugar & creamer. Now I drink tea (just 1 cup in the a.m. with a very small amount of sugar). I totally agree with you about the taste of fruit. We can’t keep enough in the house now!

    I used to make little chocolate nests with jelly belly eggs & put them on top of cupcakes for our Easter celebration. I had forgotten all about that until I read your post. My recipe is made with shredded wheat, but I may have to try yours. These would be so fun for the “grands!” Thanks for sharing.
    CAS

  9. says

    You keep going!
    I started smoking in my senior year in high school and became very quickly addicted! after my freshman year in college I decided to quit and had to do it gradually! I STILL feel the pull to smoke and it has been 27 years since I quit!

  10. Trish says

    Perfect recipe. I can save more money and time of this kind of candy. It’s creamy and nutritious.

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