We’re always looking for favorite snack recipes that we can adapt to peanut free with SunButter. We’ve seen this one in various forms, and this recipe creates it with a bit of a spring twist, little edible birds nests to fill with jelly or other candy eggs. It’s quick and easy to whip up, with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. No baking required, either!
SunButter Bird’s Nests
1 cup chocolate chips (we used Amanda’s Own chocolate chips, free of nuts, dairy and gluten)
1/2 cup SunButter (we used SunButter Natural)
1 cup pretzels, roughly chopped
1 cup puffed cereal (we used Kashi 7 Whole Grain Honey Puffs)
1/2 c. shredded, toasted coconut
Various jelly and other egg candies
Melt chocolate chips and SunButter together in microwave-safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds or so until mixture is smooth.
Stir in pretzels and cereal until all coated. Then mix in coconut.
Place heaping spoonfuls onto cookie sheet lined with tinfoil, creating impression in center for “eggs.” Refrigerate until hardened, at least 45 minutes.
Decorate with candy eggs.
Who can resist a baking sheet full of raw chocolate chip cookie dough? Not the gaggle of kids around our house. So I mixed up these nut-free SunButter Energy Balls (no raw eggs, either!) and let them have at it. A few even survived to get baked (which makes them less chewy but easier to pack for on-the-go snacks!).
Get through transitions more smoothly with SunButter Smoothies: healthy snacks that fill you up with good carbs and lots of protein. As seasons begin to shift in sports, weather, school, arts and other areas, we're filling up the blender with good stuff to whip up these peanut free snacks.