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Perfect for Easter - Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests


recipe and photo from here

Today is the calm before the storm as tomorrow is the day that I start preparing for Easter. Our house appears to have been taken over by bunnies this year.

When I saw these nests,  I thought that they would be perfect for the young guests that we have staying at present.

It is an easy recipe and involves nutella, but if you do not like nutella you could use melted white or dark chocolate.

Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests

Yield: 10 nests
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 17-20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 cups sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • Chocolate Easter Egg Candy (use your favorite)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the sweetened condensed milk, egg white, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir until combined. Add in the coconut and mix well.
  3. With a spoon, scoop up about 2 Tablespoons of the dough and place the dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Form the cookies into the shape of a bird nest. Press down the center with your thumb.
  4. Bake cookies for 17 to 20 minutes, or until slightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and press your thumb down in the center of the nests again. Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for about 5 minutes or until they are firm and set. Remove with a spatula onto a cooling rack. Cool completely.
  5. Place about a tablespoon of Nutella in the center of each nest. Place 3 egg candies in the center of the nest. Finish decorating the nests and serve.
Note-you can make these 2-3 days in advance. Store in an air tight container on the counter.

amicalement from a very sunny and warm SW France, Leeann

Comments

  1. These are so pretty and festive. I love coconut cookies must try to make these. Thanks for the recipe!

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Bonjour from a sunny but chilly SW France,

Hope that you had a nice weekend. We spent yesterday afternoon at a furniture auction but I will tell you more about that later in the week.

Last weekend we bought a lot of wine cases as we thought that they would make good storage, as shown in the photo above.

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{photo from here}
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