You will love this fun, no-bake recipe for Oatmeal Peanut Butter Easter Eggs loaded with chocolate sunflower seeds. These cute energy bites are perfect for after school snacks or Easter morning treats!
How are you on this fine Spring morning? I’m good except for the part about FREAKING OUT that next week is spring break for my oldest! I’m sure we will be having lots of fun together, but I won’t be having lots of time for writing. I’ll be working double time this week to get ahead a little. When are your kids on spring break?
Speaking of Spring, do you believe Easter will be here before we know it? You may have noticed that I’m not always on top of things when it comes to holiday recipes, and cute foods aren’t really my specialty. In an effort to change that, I’m bringing you these adorable Oatmeal Peanut Butter Easter Eggs, which are a super easy no bake recipe. The whole family loved snacking on these, and they are a healthier dessert than your typical cookies because they are loaded with fiber and protein. Doesn’t this look healthy?
At first I was going to make these into little balls, which is quick and easy to do.
But then shaping them into little eggs seemed even cuter. It does take a bit longer to shape them all this way. (You could recruit your kids to help if they have mad Play-doh skills.)
I stirred in colorful chocolate-coated sunflower seeds, and they really made these extra special. The texture is a little crisp, and they add a nutty, chocolatey flavor (not to mention they look really pretty). I found the sunflower seeds at Trader Joe’s, and I have also seen them in little tubes at random places like Barnes and Noble. If you can’t find them, try mini M&M’s or mini chocolate chips instead.
Before I get to the recipe, I have another treat for you: How about a chance to win $300 in PayPal cash or an Amazon gift card? Step right up and enter a fun Spring giveaway organized by Chelsea’s Messy Apron!
Good luck in the giveaway, and enjoy your cute Oatmeal Peanut Butter Eggs!
Recipe adapted from No Bake Energy Bites by Smashed Peas and Carrots.Print
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Easter Eggs
This healthy no bake recipe can be adapted for any holiday, and it’s sure to please kids and adults alike!
- Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Yield: 12 1x
- 1 1/3 c. rolled oats
- 1/3 c. sweetened flaked coconut
- 1/2 c. peanut butter
- 1/4 c. honey
- 1/4 c. chocolate coated sunflower seeds or mini M&M’s or chocolate chips
Stir together oats, coconut, peanut butter, and honey until evenly combined. Very gently stir in sunflower seeds. Cover mixture and refrigerator at least an hour.
Using a small cookie scoop or teaspoon, scoop balls of oatmeal mixture and roll them into balls or mold them into eggs. Serve immediately, or place them in a container lined with parchment paper and cover. Store in refrigerator.
- Prep Time: 90
- Category: Snack
Hi Andi! I always have the toughest time with the oatmeal in recipes and not knowing which kind to buy. Is it best to buy quick rolled oats or the non quick version?
Can’t wait to try these!!
Hi, Megan! I usually use the 5-minute oats (I think they are labeled quick but not instant). Hope that helps. Thank you!
Gloria // Simply Gloria says
Andi, in love with how you started shaping them into little egg shapes… super cute! Love the no bake action… and the pb!
Thank you, Gloria! You are always so sweet! xo
[email protected] says
Andi, these are adorable and I don’t know I missed them until now! Love that they’re no bake AND oatmeal. Pinning to my Easter board. :)
Thanks, Marcie! I love oatmeal recipes. I’m going to try making a savory one today, and we’ll see how it turns out!
Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says
Love that they’re so easy! Pinned and will share on my FB page! :) Thanks for linking up to Freedom Fridays, Andi!
Thank you so much, Jamie!
Awesome site I enjoyed looking through this, and I look forward to looking at all the fun FB, Pinterest and Twitter accounts!
Thanks so much, Betsy! Good luck in the giveaway!
These are adorable Andi! Love that they are no bake and come together easily. They look so pretty and festive with the sunflower seeds too :)
Thank you, Kelly! I was initially going to make them with Easter M&M’s, but I was happy to find the sunflower seeds instead!
jamielee kimball says
Thanks for such a great recipe! I must say, I have a weakness for the “no bakes”, and this is perfect! My 5 yo will travel out to Hannaford today for the ingredients. I love to plan all holidays around the next one approaching. You bet we will be shaping them into eggs. We do keep the sunflower seeds in the house as they are a big hit for my 5 yo and husband. We are actually spinning some home made vanilla ice cream as we speak, and you bet we will be adding those little chocolate covered pieces at the end! :) Also, a great giveaway! Would come in handy as we prepare my little one for her first year at school!
I’m so happy you like the recipe, Jamielee! I bet these would be good with the ice cream too, especially home made. YUM! Thanks so much for your sweet and cheerful comment. It brightened my day :)
Michelle S says
Yum!!! These look amazing, and I love the no bake part! :-)
Thanks, Michelle! These will be good in the summer when it’s too hot to turn on the oven!
CUTE. Those are must-makes, Andi. Dessert schmessert, these look like breakfast to me :-) Enjoy spring break! We had ours, and now the temps have dropped down to the (high) single digits again. Boo, Minnesota.
Glad to see another post–seems I missed a bunch, though now sure how. ??
Thanks, Liz! I’ve been posting several times each week as always :) I just checked in my email service, and it looks like your last four emails from me bounced. It doesn’t say why, but I’m glad this one went through. You are right that these could be breakfast or snacks too. I hope you have some warm weather by the time Easter rolls around!
Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy says
These are so cute, I can’t even stand it!!!!!!! My boys would flip! Pinning now, Andi!
Thanks, Jen! xo
These are adorable, and are definitely on my to-make list for Easter!
Thank you, Jenn!
Lisa@ Cooking with Curls says
They are so adorable Andi! I need a Trader Joe’s, they have all the coolest stuff. :) Thanks so much for the giveaway.
Thanks, Lisa! I love Trader Joe’s!!
Emily @ It Bakes Me Happy says
Andi these are too cute, I can’t wait to make these for my daughter, thanks for a fun giveaway!
Thank you, Emily! Good luck in the giveaway!
Carol at Wild Goose Tea says
Okay I am going to apply the obvious—-Aaaaaah, these are adorable. Actually they are pretty clever.
I like looking like I am clever. Soooo the question of integrity would be, do I give credit to you or just nod my head graciously when my grandchildren are thrilled with this treat. Mmmmm heavy philosophical considerations. I tell you this working Grandma is delighted that they are so easy. Thanx—-
You can feel free to take credit (as long as you don’t do so on the Internet of course)! I hope your grandkids love them and will think you the funnest grandma ever, which probably already do!