Nest Cookies

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Nest Cookies

Nest Cookies
Makes: 14 cookies • Total Time: 15 minutes (not including chill time) • FODMAP rating: low

These wholesome no-bake cookies have no butter or sugar, and are oil-free! They taste great made with peanut or almond butter. Shape them into nests and put berries or candy eggs for a sweet spring or Easter dessert to enjoy or give away.


½ cup peanut or almond butter
¼ cup honey or maple syrup
¼ cup milk of choice
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut, optional
1 cup quick oats*
¼ cup chopped peanuts, optional
candy eggs or small berries

Prepare a baking sheet or large plate with wax or parchment paper and set aside.
To a small pot, add peanut butter, honey or maple syrup, milk, cocoa, and salt. On medium heat, stir until completely melted and smooth. Once melted, cook and stir about 1 minute longer, constantly stirring to avoid burning.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Then add coconut and oats, and optional peanuts. Stir until well-combined.
Scoop out 1 heaping tablespoon and drop onto the baking sheet. Make the nest by putting an indentation in each cookie.
Let chill in refrigerator at least 30 minutes before serving.
Prepare the nest cookies by placing 2-3 candy eggs, almonds, or berries in each one.
Store in refrigerator.

*Don’t forget to preload on vegetables before you eat!
*Swap oats for ½ cereal (i.e. rice crispy cereal, chex, or corn flakes)
*For a fudgier, more traditional cookie, add ¼ cup coconut oil with the cocoa and peanut butter, which adds 470 calories to the batch and 47 grams fat.
*Nut-Free: Use a granola or seed butter and make sure oats are gluten-free
*FODMAP swaps: Use maple syrup or granulated sugar instead of honey or start with 1 teaspoon and increase as tolerated

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