Easter No Bake Cookie Nests

Easter No Bake Cookie Nests • Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, soy-free

Hey everyone! Let’s make Easter fun and healthier for kids this year!

Easter is coming in just a few days and I wanted to give you a better alternative to store bought Easter eggs and other sweets that your kids will enjoy.

I came up with these No Bake Cookie Nests that are super simple to prepare.

The cookies require no baking and take less than 15 minutes to make.

As a healthy alternative to candied eggs, I decided it would be cool to dip some raw almonds in dark chocolate and used them to decorate the nests as little chocolate eggs.

The nests are made with coconut butter and unsweetened shredded coconut. Coconut and chocolate together are an awesome combination and taste amazing.

Happy Easter everyone!


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Easter No Bake Cookie Nests • Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, soy-free
  • ⅓ cup 70% dark chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 4 tablespoons almond butter
  • ⅓ cup almonds, chopped
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ⅓ cup 70% dark chocolate, chopped
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ⅓ cup coconut butter, melted
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  1. melt dark chocolate slowly in a bowl over simmering water (double boiler)
  2. after chocolate has melted, mix in the cacao powder, coconut oil, honey, almond butter, chopped almonds and shredded coconut
  3. mix to combine ingredients, until everything is coated in chocolate
  4. using a small cookies scoop (about ½ tablespoon), scoop 12 cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  5. to shape cookies, place a small piece of parchment paper on the top and press to flatten cookies
  6. refrigerate until cookies harden
  1. melt dark chocolate slowly in a bowl over simmering water (double boiler)
  2. dip almonds in the melted chocolate, a few at a time and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  3. refrigerate until chocolate hardens
  4. add about 2 teaspoons of melted coconut butter to the top of each cookie, then sprinkle top with shredded coconut
  5. place 2-3 chocolate-dipped almonds in the center of each cookies and serve
Tip: To melt a jar of coconut butter, place the jar in a pot of simmering water, until melted, covering ¾ of the jar. This may take a few minutes.
Use the same method to melt the coconut oil.

Recipe makes about 12 2-inch cookies. Store in the refrigerator.


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  1. judee@gluten Free A-Z Blog April 4, 2015 at 8:43 am Reply

    These healthy cookies look easy and delicious. I noticed they are grain free so they are perfect for not only Easter but Passover too. Thanks, pinning right now.

    • adriana April 4, 2015 at 10:49 am Reply

      Thanks Judee! All my recipes are grain-free 🙂

  2. Pavithra March 25, 2016 at 8:51 am Reply

    I am trying this now

    • adriana March 25, 2016 at 8:55 am Reply

      Yay!! Please let me know how it turns out and share a photo here so I can see your nests 🙂

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