Chocolate oatmeal and nut cookies for stuffing hollow Easter egg-shells

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Vinny wanted to make an Easter treat he could use to fill the pretty hollow Easter egg-shells he found at the dollar store. “I’d like something without any chemical additives, but sweet and chocolatey, and filled with fiber and nutrients that make eating them as good for a kid’s health as they are sweet on the tongue,” he said.

He came up with this chocolatey recipe that any Easter Bunny would be proud to deliver in your children’s Easter basket.

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Egg-shaped healthy chocolate cookies
Click  links to see why these ingredients are so good for you. Makes 18

  1. Measure your ingredients and combine the oatmeal and nuts in a large bowl.
  2. Boil first 4 ingredients for 2 minutes. Keep stirring.
  3. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  4. Pour over oatmeal and nuts and mix well.
  5. Drop balls shaped to fit inside your hollow egg shells onto wax paper. I used an icecream scoop. But tablespoon-sized is also good. You end up with more! They are a bit crumbly until they set a bit, but shape them with your fingers and they’ll be fine. Wait until they dry and are easy to lift off the paper.
  6. Melt a half cup of chocolate chips in a double boiler with 1 teaspoon coconut oil. Remove from heat to cool enough that you can to handle it without burning yourself.
  7. Coat your shaped cookies with the chocolate (about 1 teaspoon for each large one) and set them in a pan that can fit into the fridge. Leave a space between them. Cool until the chocolate is hard. The cookies become solid and no longer crumble.
  8. Wash your hollow Easter egg-shells with warm soapy water, rinse well, and dry thoroughly. Fill each one with a chocolate cookie ball, hide them sneakily, and watch the kids enjoy the fun of the hunt. These are sooooo good!

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Hoppy Easter!

 

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Karen
    Apr 01, 2018 @ 21:20:28

    These were delicious! Hard to believe they were so healthy as well – my kids loved them and I didn’t feel guilty letting them eat them 🙂

    Reply

  2. Tony
    Mar 29, 2018 @ 17:03:41

    Wow, Vinny! Sounds incredible! Healthy as well as delicious. Happy Easter!

    Reply

    • Vinny Grette
      Mar 29, 2018 @ 17:44:58

      Thanks, Tony. Yes, healthy deliciousness! You may have noticed that I forgot to post the photos! They have now been added. And these bites do taste delicious. I’m serving them for Easter breakfast :).

      Reply

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