Healthy Peanut Butter Easter Cookies
- ½ cup natural peanut butter
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ to ½ tsp sea salt
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
¼ cup shredded coconut
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Set aside.
- Combine peanut butter, honey salt and coconut oil in a saucepan and heat until combined.
- Add vanilla and cocoa powder. Stir until well combined.
- Add quick-cooking oats and mix well.
- Add coconut and stir until completely combined.
- Drop 1 TBS portions of mixture onto your prepared baking sheet. Press into the shape of nests. Continue until you’ve used all your cookie mixture.
- Let cool in the refrigerator or freezer until hardened. Top with your favorite candy eggs.
- Serve cool or at room temperature. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator!
This recipe is super easy to make and uses only a couple of ingredients, making it easy to get the kids involved, especially since you don’t have to wait for them to bake! These cookies are also gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, and vegan, AKA, the perfect treat to share with everyone. While traditional sweet treats are higher in sugars, butter, etc, these are only made with 8 ingredients! Substitutions include swapping maple syrup for honey, peanut butter or any nut butter or sun butter to be peanut-free. Even removing the shredded coconut and adding a ¼ cup of oats and subbing the coconut oil for ghee or butter will make them nut-free as well! The use of maple syrup instead of sugar makes the cookies low in refined sugars and the use of peanut butter adds a little protein and a healthy source of fats. Overall these are a great substitution to some of the store-bought snacks and can be a fun experience to make at home.