These easy, three-ingredient treats are a hybrid of candy and no-bake cookies and are perfect for Easter!
I’ve been really bad at posting lately. I’m sorry, but school is more important and I was working almost 20 hours a week during March. Baking and blogging got pushed to the bottom of my to-do list in lieu of writing papers, eating, and sleeping.
I’m back though, and just in time for Easter! These treats have been on my mind for a long time, and I was so excited to make them and post them! I wanted to make no-bake cookies, but I wanted to make them super- duper easy. Instead of melting together butter, cocoa powder, and sugar, I simply melted together chocolate chips and peanut butter, and stirred in some quick-cooking oats.
When I was in eighth grade, I loved melted together chocolate chips and peanut butter, letting it cool, and calling it candy. These “cookies” are a hybrid of classic no-bake cookies and my easy candy-making ways of middle school- and I”m in love. I literally ate these for breakfast yesterday. (Oats and peanut butter… they’re healthy right?)
I topped them with Reese’s mini eggs to make them look like little birds nests- perfect for Easter! You can also use mini cadbury eggs, or any other egg-shaped candy. Or you can just top with chocolate are peanut butter chips for the rest of the year! These are so easy, they are perfect for the kiddos to help out with if they want to get involved in the kitchen.
- 2 cups (about one bag) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1 and ¾ cups quick-cooking oats
- about 1 bag Reese's Pieces Eggs
- Melt together choclate chips and peanut butter together in the microwave for about two minutes. Stir together.
- Mix in oats.
- Using a small cookie scoop (About 1 and ½ tablespoons size), scoop mounds of dough onto a wax paper or tinfoil lined cookie sheet and top with two Reese's Pieces eggs. Chill for at least one hour.