it’s totally not about easter eggs or a bunny…but crosses and a crown of thorns just wouldn’t have looked as cute as these pastel m&m’s I found.
for those of you who follow my blog…you may recognize these cookies from my original healthy(ish) monster cookie recipe i posted a while back. (and for those of you who don’t follow my blog…you should definitely start now!) this is one of my all-time favorite cookie recipes and every time i bake them and carefully place the pretzel m&m’s on top, it reminds me of a cute little bird’s nest.
so when i saw these speckled, egg shaped, peanut butter m&m’s…i couldn’t resist. besides, my husband was just blessed with an amazing new job, so i totally had an excuse to get busy in the kitchen & help him impress all his fellow co-workers! ;)
i used the peanut butter egg m&m’s, but the easter-edition white chocolate or pretzel m&m’s will also work (deliciously) on these cookies!
the chocolate is really the only splurge of actual sugar in these cookies…despite how amazing they taste, there is only 1/2 cup of coconut sugar in each batch! (i explained benefits of coconut sugar in more detail on another recent cookie recipe i posted.)
needless to say, these cookies are absolutely perfect for an easter family gathering where your diabetic grandmother and hyper-active children equally don’t need any excess sugar in their diet!
one more thing to point out for those of you still reading at this point…as i re-read the title of this recipe, it made me think of some weird messed up easter character, “the easter egg monster.” haha! monster was supposed to describe the cookies…but, yeah. :)