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The season of pink bunnies, blue marshmallow chicks, and multicolored eggs is upon us – welcome to Easter! Beyond the store-bought holiday treats that we all know and love, Easter presents an excellent opportunity for creativity in the kitchen. After all, normal is pastel-colored animals and eggs hidden by a giant bunny. You really can’t go wrong, so go wild!
Whether they are prepared for family or shared at an Easter blowout event, Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests are my favorite kind of wild. These tasty treats offer the benefits of coconut, the deliciousness of macaroon cookies, and the creativity of an Easter-themed sweet. The Nutella and egg candies are an added bonus. Your kids will love them, if there are any left after the adults have had their fill.
Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests are also surprisingly easy to make. The nests only take about ten minutes to prep. Add this to twenty minutes of baking time, and you have a batch of holiday themed cookies in just half an hour.
The recipe below is measured out for ten cookies, but you can always double, or even triple, the recipe if you will be serving a group or contributing to an Easter potluck. Shout out to Two Peas & Their Pod for the amazing recipe!
Ingredients (10 cookies)
- 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 egg white
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- 3 ½ cups coconut (sweetened, unsweetened, or a mix)
- 1 cup Nutella
- Easter Egg Candy (we used Peanut Butter M&M Eggs in the video)
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Mix the condensed milk, egg white, vanilla extract, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
3. When the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, add in the coconut flakes
4. Prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper
5. Scoop up around two tablespoons of dough to fashion your soon-to-be cookies and place them on the parchment paper.
6. Take care to shape each cookie into a tiny Easter nest, remember to include a small indent in the middle of each cookie.
7. Bake for twenty minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown.
8. Remove the cookies from the oven and make sure the nest indent is still visible. If need be, indent the center of the cookies once more.
9. Cool the cookies for roughly five minutes, or until completely cool.
10. Scoop a bit of Nutella out into the cradle of each nest-cookie.
11. Place a couple candy eggs on top of the Nutella.
Watch the video to learn how to make these cute and oh so tasty coconut Nutella nests.
Coconut Nutella nests just in time for #Easter!
Full recipe here: littlematrix.com/coconut-nutella-nests
Posted by Little Matrix on Thursday, April 6, 2017
Enjoy, and feel free to share how your Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests turned out in the comments. We’d also love to hear about your own Easter-themed concoctions!