Friday, April 6, 2012

No Bake Bird's Nest cookies

It's Good Friday and these are great if you're in a pinch for an Easter treat that's quick.

I don't know where my mom found this recipe originally but she would make them for her Kindergarten class as well as for us.  They've always been a family favorite.  I suppose teachers couldn't do that now with all the nut allergies.

Just make sure you have extra of all the ingredients...Especially if you have hungry helpers.

Bird Nest
From: Origin Unknown

3 cups crispy rice cereal
1 cup shredded coconut
1/3 c + 2T. light corn syrup
1/2 c + 1-2T. brown sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
Prior to boiling

Combine cereal and coconut in a large bowl.
In a medium saucepan combine corn syrup, brown sugar, peanut butter and vanilla.
Bring to a boil of med-low heat, stirring frequently.
Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal and mix to coat.
Line muffin tins with paper liners.
Scoop cereal "dough" into paper lined muffin tins and indent with back of a spoon or melon baller to form into nests.
Then fill with your favorite egg shaped candies.

Happy Easter Everyone!

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