Easter Egg Nests

Easter Egg Nests

46 Reviews 10 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    5 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
Recipe by  prissycat

“These candies are so cute and are also easy enough for small children to help prepare. Use tiny colored jelly beans or Easter colored candy-coated chocolate pieces to decorate nests.”

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  1. In a small bowl, mix food coloring with milk; add coconut and mix until evenly tinted; set aside.
  2. Melt confectioners' coating over a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring every 15 to 30 seconds until smooth. Mix with coconut mixture and place by spoonfuls on waxed paper. Shape mixture like a bird's nest, making a slight indentation in the center of each one.
  3. Cool completely and decorate by placing candies in the center of each nest.

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Confectioners coating is a product, a chocolate substitute made without cocoa butter. Makers can't sell it as chocolate because of the missing ingredient, so termed confectioners coating. It eliminates the need for tempering, making it easier to dip, or coat items, like the 'birds nest'. It is less expensive then real chocoalate.



I made the nests with the usual rice-crispy square recpipe with added coconut and green coloring - much more appetising than a hunk of coconut and ohhh so cute!



I loved these! They were adorable and earned me the name "Martha" at a party. I used white chocolate chips which worked perfectly and they were really easy to shape into nests. I filled them with mini pastel jelly beans before they cooled completely just so they'd "stick" in the nests better. These may turn into an annual tradition!

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 113 cal
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 6.8 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs
  • 12.6 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 36 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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