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5 from 2 votes

Healthier Easter chocolate nest cookies

These are easy to make, with plenty of opportunities for the kids to get involved with mashing, measuring and mixing. They’re made healthier with bananas and oats, but still offer the satisfying Easter chocolate hit we all love!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: English
Keyword: chocolate, Easter, healthier, nests
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 82kcal
Author: Emily Leary


  • 2 bananas
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 150 g rolled oats
  • 80 g chocolate mini eggs


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F), 180°C fan, Gas Mark 6. Line a couple of baking trays with baking paper.
  • Mash the bananas in a large bowl, then add the maple syrup and mix well.
  • Stir in the cocoa and oats until evenly combined.
  • Divide the mixture into 12 (about 2 level tablespoons each) and roll into balls. Place them on the baking trays.
  • Press a teaspoon into the centre of each cookie to create a nest shape.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.
  • Add a couple of chocolate mini eggs to the centre of each cookie.


Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.7mg