It's time for cookies! Spring cookies at that. Actually my Mom made these cookies quite a bit when I was growing up except she omitted the peanut butter. Once they are made (either recipe) they are addicting and I have a difficult time passing by them without grabbing one or two.
To make them look a little more like a 'spring' cookie, I added colored chocolate eggs to make them appear like a little bird's nest.
Oh so easy and oh so tasty!
Now I could not find my original recipe so I turned to Pinterest and there it was .... first one that popped up after I hit the search button. I do want to give credit to the website where I copied the recipe from and Morgan from One More Moore had the recipe I wanted.
Chocolate Oatmeal No Bake Spring Nest Cookies
1/2 cup butter
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 - 3 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
2 teaspoons vanilla
Add the first four ingredients in a saucepan.
Bring to a rolling boil and boil for one minute. Stir in the next three ingredients and drop onto wax paper. Let cool until set.....now I dropped a tablespoon into little candy paper cups and added 2 candy coated chocolate eggs.
They only take about 15 minutes to set enough to eat and eat we did!
Happy baking and remember to give your loved ones a hug!