No Bake Birds Nest Cookies With #EqualSucralose

The flowers are blooming in my yard and I’m SO ready for an early spring this year!  The weather has me thinking about spring time treats so I decided to try out a fun variation on my mom’s No Bake Cookie recipe.  I’ve got five young kids and they only have two speeds – stop and go – so we purposely don’t let them have too much sugar.  They do deserve to get treats though so I was thrilled to give them these high fiber, no sugar cookies!

All you need are a few simple ingredients and you can use regular white sugar, but I wanted to try out the Equal Sucralose and it worked out great!  I shopped for the Equal and other ingredients at the Walmart Store #1222 in Pensacola, Florida and I’m so excited about the easy to use canister that I bought a few more of them for some friends and family members that I know could use a little less sugar in their diets.  For example, my brother-in-law has diabetes AND a sweet tooth so I’m mailing him some to try.  My mom is having knee replacement surgery next month and her doctor encouraged her to lose a few pounds first, but like me she won’t go a day without some sort of baked goodies.  I’m also going to share with my mother-in-law and a few of my friends.  Check out the Equal website to see where you can get some.

I had never cooked with sucralose before and I was a little surprised at how light these canisters are, but inside each canister there is the equivalent of five pounds of sugar!  Equal Sucralose measures out cup for cup like regular sugar and is super easy to use in the canister.  The Equal canisters were $5.48 each, which is cheaper than the competing Splenda product at $5.98 per bag, and I really prefer the canister to a zip type bag because there is no mess and it’s very easy to scoop from.

No Bake Birds Nest Cookies
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These simple No Bake Cookies made into birds nest are perfect for spring time treats!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24 cookies
  • 2 cups Equal Sucralose (or white sugar)
  • ½ cup stick margarine
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups quick oatmeal
  • ½ cup nuts (optional)
  • ½ cup coconut (optional)
  • ¼ cup green coconut (use a drop or two of food coloring)
  1. Mix Equal Sucralose, stick margarine, milk and cocoa in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Boil for two minutes. Remove from heat and add 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  3. Cool slightly then add 3 cups quick oatmeal, ½ cup coconut and ½ cup nuts (if desired).
  4. Mix well and drop by spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet.
  5. Use your fingers to make indentations in the top of the cookies to form a "birds nest", sprinkle the tops with green coconut and press into the cookies.
  6. Place two jelly beans on the top of each cookie, press into the "nest" before they've cooled completely, or you can use a small dab of frosting to keep them in place.

Disclosure – This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.  #CBias #EqualSucralose


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  1. What an AWESOME springtime / Easter treat!!! I’ll bet there will be some of these showing up at kids’ school parties in the next few weeks!

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