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Coconut Macaroon Nests

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Coconut macaroon nests are such and easy and tasty treat. They are a perfect way to celebrate spring or serve them as an Easter dessert.

Hand holding coconut macaroon nest filled with candy eggs.

These easy macaroons are made from shredded coconut and sweetened condensed milk. Shape them like little nests and fill them with eggs for a cute and easy cookie.

If two foods say Easter to me, it is coconut and candy eggs. Luckily they come together in these macaroon nests.

Pink platter with five coconut nests filled with candy eggs.

We always celebrate the start of spring with peanut butter chow mein nests. We fill them with chocolate eggs and jelly beans and pass them out to everyone we know.

Of course we made a big batch this year. My brother K.C. would revolt if we didn’t make them.

We have made chocolate nests in the past as well. But this year we thought it would be fun to make another nest variation.

Coconut and sweetened condensed milk dough mixture in bowl.

So I reached for my recipe for condensed milk and coconut macaroons. I just knew that would be the perfect base for the eggs.

I was right. The dough only takes a few ingredients and just a couple of minutes to make.

Close nest shaped coconut macaroon with pastel candy eggs inside.

They bake up quickly with a little bit of golden brown crunch on the edges and a soft chewy center. Fill them with your favorite candies and they are ready to enjoy!

Shaping the nests

I used a large cookies scoop to portion out the dough. Use the back of a round Tablespoon to make the indent in the center.

Pressing Tablespoon into the middle of a mound of coconut macaroon dough to make it a nest shape before it bakes.

Otherwise you can use your fingers to make a nest shape. Nests aren’t perfect in nature, so you don’t have to go for perfection here either.

I used a silicone mat to protect the bottom of the cookies and to keep them sticking. A piece of parchment paper would also work.

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Easter egg blondies are so easy to make, are perfect for a party or crowd. A light crunch on top gives way to a chewy middle for the perfect treat!

Coconut macaroon nest with a bite taken out showing the chewy center.

Fun chocolate dipped Peeps bunnies only take 3 ingredients and just a few minutes to put together. They will make a tasty and cute addition to your Easter treat menu.

Bunny cupcakes could not be simpler to make. In just a few minutes you can have a fluffle of bunnies ready to hop right onto your dessert table.

Hand holding coconut macaroon nest with bits of golden brown coconut on the nest and chocolate eggs inside.

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Hand holding coconut macaroon nest filled with candy eggs.

Coconut Macaroon Nests

Servings: 15 Macaroons
Author: Carlee
Coconut macaroon nests are such and easy and tasty treat. They are a perfect way to celebrate spring or serve them as an Easter dessert.
4.92 from 12 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 14 oz. sweetened flaked coconut
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Candy eggs

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, coconut and salt.
    ⅔ cup all-purpose flour, 14 oz. sweetened flaked coconut, ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Stir until incorporated.
    14 oz. sweetened condensed milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Use a large cookie scoop to scoop about 3 Tablespoons of dough onto the baking sheet. Use the back of a spoon or your fingers to form the dough into a nest shape.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • Cool completely before filling with candy eggs.
  • Store nests in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1nestCalories: 256kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 156mgFiber: 3gSugar: 29g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Lovely

Monday 18th of April 2022

This looks and sounds yum! Thanks for the recipe! xoxo Lovely

Carlee

Monday 18th of April 2022

Thank you!

Andrea Nine

Monday 28th of March 2022

Oh my creative friend! So stinking cute and Easter perfect or should I say “egg”cellent.

Carlee

Monday 28th of March 2022

Eggcellent for sure, thanks Andrea!