Easy Homemade Coconut Nests Recipe for Spring and Easter
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12 coconut nests
  • 3 ½ cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • ¾ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup yellow candy melts
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 36 chocolate candy coated egg candies or jelly beans
Other Supplies Needed:
  • Parchment paper
  • Muffin pan
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut your parchment paper to 12 squares - approximately 3 inches by 3 inches. Line each cavity of the muffin pan with your square parchment paper squares and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together coconut and condensed milk until well blended.
  4. Using two spoons, scoop coconut mixture into each lined muffin section, filling it up about ⅔ of the way.
  5. Use the back of your second spoon to create an indent in the center of each unbaked coconut nest (macaroon).
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until the edges brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  8. While the coconut nests are cooling, place the candy melts and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 20-second intervals until completely melted.
  9. Pour melted candy into the center of each coconut nest. Top each one with 3 candy eggs or jelly beans and allow to set.
  10. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe by Real Life at Home at https://www.reallifeathome.com/homemade-coconut-nests-recipe/