Coconut Easter Nests – A simple, delicious Easter dessert

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This is one Easter dessert that is easy and versatile! You can switch out the chips and use different combinations like white chocolate and coconut or butterscotch and coconut or even peanut butter chips and chocolate.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 package of milk chocolate chips (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 1 ½ to 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • Peeps, Easter eggs, candies of your choice

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PREPARATION

In a medium sized saucepan on the stove, melt the chocolate chips on low heat, stirring often.

As soon as they are completely melted, remove from heat.

Stir in the coconut. You’ll want it to be somewhat thick and that the chocolate completely covers the coconut mixture.

Lay out a piece of wax paper or parchment paper on a counter top. Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto the paper. With a spoon, make a small well in the center of each dropping to create your “nest”.

Add Peeps, Candy Easter Eggs, jelly beans or whatever you like into the center of each of your nests. Let sit for at least an hour to allow the chocolate to harden. Makes about 6 to 8 nests.

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Coconut Easter Nests
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 package of milk chocolate chips (about 1 ½ cups)
  • 1 ½ to 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • Peeps, Easter eggs, candies of your choice
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized saucepan on the stove, melt the chocolate chips on low heat, stirring often.
  2. As soon as they are completely melted, remove from heat.
  3. Stir in the coconut. You’ll want it to be somewhat thick and that the chocolate completely covers the coconut mixture.
  4. Lay out a piece of wax paper or parchment paper on a counter top. Drop heaping tablespoonfuls onto the paper. With a spoon, make a small well in the center of each dropping to create your “nest”.
  5. Add Peeps, Candy Easter Eggs, jelly beans or whatever you like into the center of each of your nests. Let sit for at least an hour to allow the chocolate to harden. Makes about 6 to 8 nests.

 

Comments

  1. Judy D. says

    I would substitute white choc. chips instead of choc. chips. Follow recipe. Add some green food coloring for “grass.” Add jelly beans for “eggs” around the Peeps. Small malted eggs would be cute, too!

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says

    these look fantastic. I remember my mother making something similar but using Rice Crispies instead of the coconut, so many years ago :-)

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