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Coconut Macaroon Easter Nests
- Updated May 06, 2022
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"These Coconut Macaroon Easter Nests are the best tasting and looking treat! Our favorite recipe to make for Easter dinner dessert are theses delicious birds nest egg cookies! Not only are they absolutely adorable, but they are so yummy too! My little kids love to put the little Cadbury eggs on top and I love to sneak a few in my mouth! You can never go wrong with fun festive desserts during any holiday event. Coconut Easter Nests are the perfect addition to your Easter family meal! "
Preparation Time20 min
Cooking Time25 min
- 5 1/2 cups Sweetened flaked coconut
- 3/4 cup Sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon Almond extract
- 2 Large egg whites
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 cup White chocolate chips
- 1 Package Cadbury eggs
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
Put the coconut, condensed milk, salt and almond extract in a medium bowl. Stir until combined. Set aside.
In a large bowl use an electric mixer to beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
Gently fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.
Drop by generous tablespoonfuls about 1 inch apart onto the prepared baking sheet.
Press your thumb into the center of the macaroon to form the shape of a nest.
Bake for 25 minutes, until set and delicate brown.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Place the white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30-second intervals stirring between them until the chips have melted.
Drizzle some melted chocolate into the macaroon nest and place 3 of the mini eggs on top.
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