Gluten Free Peanut Butter No-Bake Nests

This is my final repost of the gluten-free Easter treats I made last year.  I thought these were just adorable, and assuming you like peanut butter no-bakes, they are delicious.  Since I was making other treats, I halved the below recipe and it made 24 nests.

Peanut Butter No-Bake

Peanut Butter No-Bake Nests
Author: Val @ Thats What We Did
Serves: 48
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups gluten free rolled oats (old fashioned)
  • coconut, if desired
  • m&m’s for “eggs”
  1. Lightly grease a mini muffin tin.
  2. In a large saucepan, mix sugar, butter, and milk, and bring to a full, rolling boil over med heat. You should have large bubbles rising to surface that can’t be stirred down.
  3. Boil for one minute, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla, stirring until peanut butter is melted; stir in oats.
  5. Scoop spoonfuls of the mixture into mini muffin tins. Use a spoon to create a divot for the nest – you can also use your thumb if it’s cool enough.
  6. Stick in the freezer for 20 minutes or so. In order to get these out of the muffin tin, I had to slide a toothpick down the side of the each tin to pop out the nests.
  7. I used a dab of leftover peanut butter frosting (could also use peanut butter) to “hold” the coconut and m&m’s in the nest so they wouldn’t spill during transport, but it probably isn’t necessary.

These were so simple and so cute.

easter nests no bakes easter treatsIn case you missed the others, here’s the recipe for the other Easter treats I posted.


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