No-bake Skinny Bird’s Nest Cookies

By Mariella Forte | 20 Mar 2017 | RECIPES

This is the perfect recipe to make with the kids this Easter. No-bake cookies made with no added sugar, high in fibre, negligible sat-fat and only 72 calories each!

FOR THE COOKIES – Serves 20 (72 calories | 1g fat (0.1g sat fat)| 8g sugar each)

You will need:

  • 200g chopped dried dates
  • 200ml water
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean extract
  • 30g no added sugar crunchy peanut butter
  • 100g organic puffed rice cereal
  • 15g pumpkin seeds (optional)
  • 60g micro eggs

STEP 1: Pop your dates, water, vanilla extract and peanut butter in a pan and bring to the boil. Simmer until you have a sticky paste.

STEP 2: Allow the paste to cool for half an hour then add puffed rice and pumpkin seeds and combine with a spatula.

STEP 3: Time to get your hands dirty: take a 25g blob of batter and roll into a ball in the palms of your hands. Place on a tray lined with baking paper and press down. Top with 3 micro eggs. Chill for 30 minutes before serving.

STEP 4: Put the kettle on, enjoy minimal washing up and happy little people!

Top tip: Store out of reach on the top shelf of your fridge if you want to enjoy them all!

-Please note all recipes are my own and property of The Skinny Bakery Ltd. If you wish to share them, please don’t forget to credit us – thank you!- Mariella Forte, founder, The Skinny Bakery