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CHOCOLATE NEST EASTER COOKIES – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay

CHOCOLATE NEST EASTER COOKIES - Butter with a Side of Bread


Easter Nest cookies are the perfect easy and festive dessert to make with your family! The soft chocolate no-bake oatmeal cookie is the perfect nest for your chocolate egg candies! #Easter #NoBake #cookies #BirdsNest #chocolate #Dessert #easyrecipe from BUTTER WITH A SIDE OF BREAD

Easter Nest cookies are the perfect easy and festive dessert to make with your family! The soft chocolate no-bake oatmeal cookie is the perfect nest for your chocolate egg candies!

No Bake Easter chocolate Oatmeal Nest Cookies

Easy Easter Cookies

One of my favorite ways to get festive around holidays is with easy desserts. I am not much of a decorator but I can definitely whip up a festive dessert that will no doubt be devoured far too quickly. 😉 Making easter desserts are not only good for your taste buds but it can be a wonderful family activity! Nothing brings the family together like being in the kitchen, creating food and then sitting down to eat together.

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Easter Nest cookies are the perfect easy and festive dessert to make with your family! The soft chocolate no-bake oatmeal cookie is the perfect nest for your chocolate egg candies!

What is in No Bake Birds Nest Cookies?

Great news for you, all of the ingredients in this recipe are very common and ones you likely already have in pantry! (Although, if you are anything like me, you’ll have to go buy more chocolate eggs. Those never last long at my house!)

  • Granulated Sugar: For this recipe we will use regular, white granulated sugar. You’ll need a total of 2 cups for this recipe.
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder: You can use any brand you’d like, to be honest, I usually have the store name brand and it works perfectly! You can substitute dutch processed cocoa powder if that is what you have on hand or what you prefer. This will yield to a darker color and richer chocolate flavor.
  • Milk:  The fat percentage does not matter in this recipe. I have used skim milk as well as whole milk when I had it on hand. Both work perfectly well!
  • Butter: Definitely use butter and not margarine in this recipe. Margarine will sometimes make the cookies extremely soft and they won’t set up properly. We will need half of a stick or 1/4 cup of butter for this recipe.
  • Peanut Butter: You can use either creamy or crunchy here! I generally use creamy but if you like the little extra crunch, go for the crunchy!
  • Vanilla Extract: Pure or imitation will work well. We will use 1 tsp.
  • Oats: I have actually used both quick oats and rolled oats. Both work great in this recipe! Have 2-3 cups on hand when making these cookies.
  • Chocolate Eggs- Chocolate eggs. *heart eyes* I generally use Cadbury Eggs, but you are definitely not limited to that brand! We will talk a bit about other options below.

Oats going into chocolate mixture for no bake cookies

How to Make Bird’s Nest Cookies

Making the birds nest cookies is an extremely simple process that will only take about 10-15 minutes! This recipe will be made on the stovetop. In a medium sauce pan, sugar, butter, milk and cocoa powder are combined until it comes to a boil. It is important to allow the mixture to boil for 1 minute. If it doesn’t boil long enough, the cookies will not set up.

After removing the mixture from the heat, we will add in the peanut butter and vanilla. Stirring until smooth, the heat of the mixture will melt the peanut butter quickly and make this an easy process. Now, slowly add in those oats, stirring until well combined.

Use either a spoon or cookie scoop to portion out your cookies onto parchment paper. Immediately after dropping the cookies, place 2-3 chocolate eggs in the middle and allow the cookies to cool completely before moving or serving. This will take about 30 minutes.

adding chocolate eggs to the cookies

Chocolate Easter Egg Options

Now there are a lot of options when it comes to colorful chocolate eggs! You can use the classic, Cadbury Eggs (they now come in dark chocolate variety) or you can find peanut butter M&M’s in the shape of an egg that I think would be absolutely delicious paired with this chocolate cookie. Robins’s eggs (like whoppers) would also be a great option!

Easter Nest cookies are the perfect easy and festive dessert to make with your family! The soft chocolate no-bake oatmeal cookie is the perfect nest for your chocolate egg candies!

No Bake Easter chocolate Oatmeal Nest Cookies

Chocolate Birds Nest Easter Cookies

Easter Nest cookies are the perfect easy and festive dessert to make with your family! The soft chocolate and oatmeal cookie is the perfect nest for your chocolate egg candies!

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Course: Dessert, Easter

Keyword: birds nest cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooling Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 24 Cookies

Calories: 171kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups oats
  • 60 chocolate eggs

Instructions

  • Combine the sugar, cocoa powder, milk and butter in a sauce pan over medium high heat.

  • Bring to a boil.

  • Boil for 1 minute and then remove from heat.

  • Stir in the peanut butter and vanilla until completely combined.

  • Stir in the oats.

  • Scoop the cookies onto parchment or wax paper. Immediately, press 2-3 eggs into the center of each cookie.

  • Cool completely before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

No Bake Easter chocolate Oatmeal Nest Cookies

Easter Nest cookies are the perfect easy and festive dessert to make with your family! The soft chocolate no-bake oatmeal cookie is the perfect nest for your chocolate egg candies!

Easter Nest cookies are the perfect easy and festive dessert to make with your family! The soft chocolate no-bake oatmeal cookie is the perfect nest for your chocolate egg candies!

Chocolate Irish Whiskey Bundt Cake — The Skinny Fork by Gordon Ramsay

Chocolate Irish Whiskey Bundt Cake — The Skinny Fork



The first thing I did was to use a whole wheat white flour. Why? Because I can. I also subbed out the sugar for a sweetener blend and used a greek yogurt in place of sour cream. Other than that, this cake is pretty spot on with the original. Well, other than omitting the chocolate glaze on top too. There’s just no need for it in my opinion.

This make a BIG bundt cake too. If you wanted to fancy it up, you could give it a drizzle of sugar free chocolate sauce or some other sauce of choice, but honestly, I thought it was perfectly good all on it’s very own.

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD - Butter with a Side of Bread


Double Chocolate Banana Bread is moist, delicious and packed with ripe bananas and chocolate chips. This simple quick bread recipe takes traditional banana bread to a whole new level!

Double Chocolate Banana Bread is moist, delicious and packed with ripe bananas and chocolate chips. This simple quick bread recipe takes traditional banana bread to a whole new level!

Double Chocolate Banana Bread is moist, delicious and packed with ripe bananas and chocolate chips. This simple quick bread recipe takes traditional banana bread to a whole new level!

Double Chocolate Banana Bread is my favorite way to eat banana bread. Everything is better with chocolate, right?! This is pretty much just a normal banana bread recipe with the addition of cocoa powder and chocolate chips, but adding the chocolate flavor with the bananas is a wonderful combination.

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Double Chocolate Banana Bread is moist, delicious and packed with ripe bananas and chocolate chips. This simple quick bread recipe takes traditional banana bread to a whole new level!

Can Double Chocolate Banana Bread be made into muffins?

Quick bread recipes make great muffins! Simply use my recipe above, then spoon 3 tablespoons of batter into each greased or lined muffin cup. Bake for 20-23 minutes at 350°.

There are several benefits of making quick bread into muffins. First, I like that they cook faster! Where a full loaf of banana bread bakes for almost an hour, the muffins bake for about 20 minutes, which is a fraction of the time. There’s no need to slice muffins either and of course, they’re very portable, so it’s easy to take them to a party or get-together. They’re also easy to freeze! I like to bake a batch of muffins and then freeze them just in a layer in a large ziplock freezer bag. I pull them out one or two at a time for breakfast. You can let them thaw on the countertop, or you can microwave them or toast them to heat them up.

Double Chocolate Banana Bread is moist, delicious and packed with ripe bananas and chocolate chips. This simple quick bread recipe takes traditional banana bread to a whole new level!

Ingredients in Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Flour – Regular all-purpose flour works perfectly in quick breads and that’s what I usually use in this recipe. You can use wheat flour instead or a combination of white and wheat. Because of the cocoa and chocolate chips in the bread, my kids can’t even tell when I sneak wheat flour in there!

Sugar

Cocoa – Unsweetened baking cocoa is what gives the bread a rich, chocolate flavor. Any variety is fine – sometimes I use a dark chocolate cocoa powder and it works great too.

Baking soda, salt, baking powder – For best results, make sure that none of these are expired. If your bread is flat or too dense, chances are your baking soda or baking powder are a little bit past their prime!

Bananas – Can’t forget the bananas! You will need about 2-3 medium sized bananas. I just take the peel off and then smash the bananas with the back of a fork. If the bananas are ripe enough, they should be very easy to mash.

Oil – Any kind of baking oil is fine. Vegetable oil, canola oil, even coconut oil works great! You can swap some or all of this out with applesauce – the consistency of the bread will be slightly different, but the taste will be pretty much the same.

Egg

Chocolate Chips – I prefer semi-sweet, but milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips are good too. Mini chocolate chips work great in this recipe as well.

Double Chocolate Banana Bread is moist, delicious and packed with ripe bananas and chocolate chips. This simple quick bread recipe takes traditional banana bread to a whole new level!

How to make Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Preheat oven to 325°.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, salt and baking powder.

In a small bowl, combine the bananas, oil and egg. Add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients and stir with a spoon just until barely combined.

Fold in chocolate chips. Pour into a greased 9X5 bread pan. Add a few more chocolate chips on top if desired.

Bake for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool for about 20 minutes in the pan and then remove the bread from the pan and cool the rest of the way on a wire rack.

Step by step instructions on making banana bread with chocolate chips and cocoa

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD

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Course: Quick Bread

Cuisine: American

Keyword: chocolate banana bread

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Servings: 1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/3 cups mashed ripe bananas 2-3 medium bananas
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips regular or mini

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, salt and baking powder.

  • In a small bowl, combine the bananas, oil and egg. Add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients and stir with a spoon just until barely combined.

  • Fold in chocolate chips. Pour into a greased 9X5 bread pan. Add a few more chocolate chips on top if desired.

  • Bake for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool for about 20 minutes in the pan and then remove the bread from the pan and cool the rest of the way on a wire rack.

Can Double Chocolate Banana bread be frozen?

I love freezing loaves of banana bread! How you prepare the bread for freezing really depends on how long you intent to keep it frozen. If you just want to freeze it for a week or two, I’d wrap it in plastic wrap or foil and place the loaf in a large freezer ziplock bag. Most often, when I bake bread to freeze it, I’ll bake mini loaves so that they fit in the ziplock bag easier. If you want to freeze it for 2-6 months, I’d wrap it more securely, making sure it’s airtight and wrapping it in a double layer of foil or plastic wrap, then place it in a ziplock bag.

Double Chocolate Banana Bread is moist, delicious and packed with ripe bananas and chocolate chips. This simple quick bread recipe takes traditional banana bread to a whole new level!

Double Chocolate Banana Bread is moist, delicious and packed with ripe bananas and chocolate chips. This simple quick bread recipe takes traditional banana bread to a whole new level!

Double Chocolate Banana Bread is moist, delicious and packed with ripe bananas and chocolate chips. This simple quick bread recipe takes traditional banana bread to a whole new level!

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