“Thinking about living is not the same as living.” -Erin Loechner (Design For Mankind)
Well, it’s nap time at our house, and because I’m a nerd, I guess, this is how I enjoy spending these quiet moments. What? Not everyone wants to spend nap time reading and writing? How can this possibly be? Haha!
Others might use this time to catch a quick nap themselves or sneak in a shower or some exercise. I’d probably be wise to follow in their footsteps more often!
But I do try to start my daily quiet time, when the little boys are napping, with some reading to help me unplug and relax. It always does the trick!
For my quiet reading time this week, I just began reading Erin Leochner’s Chasing Slow: Courage to Journey Off the Beaten Path. She’s also the author of the eloquent quote at the top of this post. I’m so inspired by her words and am absolutely trying to do more actual living and less thinking about living these days! I’m only a few chapters in, but oh my goodness, it’s a wonderful read so far! Plus, it’s got some delicious recipes that I’m itching to try out. Great for some post nap time inspiration!
No Bake Easter Nests:
Anyhow, the main purpose for my post today is to bring you this scrumptious Easter no bake cookie nests recipe review, just in time for Easter! You really must try this recipe if you’re looking for a simple and healthy Easter treat! Here’s a photo of what you’ll need to make your own no bake cookie nests! You can find the complete list of ingredients and recipe here! I can’t wait to try other recipes on this blog because this one was truly delicious!
It was super easy to melt the dark chocolate and mix the cookie base ingredients together in the double boiler. I even got to use one of the chocolate bars my sweetheart gave me for Valentine’s Day, made by one of our local chocolatiers IZARD, to make this delicious recipe!
Then, I just scooped the batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and slipped it into the fridge for an hour.
While the cookies were chilling, I made the chocolate covered almonds. Yes, I may have made a few extras to snack on for later!
If you’re wondering what my little helpers are up to while I’m going about all this cookie making, here’s a glimpse:
Baby Leo plays in his ‘safe zone’ beside the kitchen counter, while Alex pops in and out of the kitchen, helping whenever he can. He also uses this basket to play peek-a-boo with and help entertain baby while I’m working. He’s a super helpful big brother! Of course, I’m not showing you all the basket contents, strewn across the living room floor!
I may be a teeny bit biased but I think these boys are pretty adorable!
But back to the cookies… I melted the coconut butter in the double boiler as well. (I hadn’t even heard of coconut butter before making this recipe. Where have I been?) This stuff is amazing dears! It’s like eating raw cookie dough! And you can even make your own coconut butter with just unsweetened shredded coconut! That’s the only ingredient! I’m going to give this recipe for DIY coconut butter by Chocolate Covered Katie a try ASAP!
After an hour, I removed the cookies from the refrigerator. Next, I scooped a dollop of melted coconut butter on top, dusted them with unsweetened shredded coconut, added the chocolate covered almonds, and voila! You have these cute, delectable little Easter nests cookies!
Hope you enjoyed this recipe review!
Please go make these yummy and super easy no bake Easter cookies as soon as you get a chance! You can thank me later!
Lots of Love