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Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests

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Spring has sprung and Easter is right around the corner, so today I am sharing a cookie recipe for, Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests. The cookies are easy and fun to make, Josh actually made the cookies and I decorated them. We make a great team:) The coconut nests are super cute and the Nutella center is divine!

We used our favorite coconut macaroon recipe to make the cookies. Josh shaped the macaroons into little bird nests and baked them until they were slightly golden brown. After the macaroons cooled, I got to decorate them! If you have children, get them to help you decorate the nests. It is a ton of fun. I know I had a good time playing with Nutella and candy:)

I spooned a big blob of Nutella into the centers of the nests and topped the Nutella with candy eggs. I used M&M’s Speck-tacular Eggs, but feel free to use your favorite Easter candy. Cadbury Mini Eggs or Robin Eggs would also be good. Oh, how I love Easter candy!

Make these Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests for Easter this year. They would be a great addition to any Easter basket or a great treat to place at each place setting for Easter brunch of dinner. They are almost too pretty and cute to eat-almost:)

Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests

Yield: 10 nests

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 17-20 minutes

Coconut cookie nests filled with Nutella and Easter egg candies. These cookies are perfect for Spring and Easter.


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
M&M Speck-tacular Eggs (or other Easter candy)


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.

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205 Responses to “Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests”

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  1. Blog is the New Black — March 21, 2012 @ 5:19 am

    These combine three of my favorite things. I want to kiss you!

  2. Louisa — March 21, 2012 @ 6:13 am

    MMM, coconut!

    Anything with coconut sounds good to me:)

  3. Eee! These are so cute!

  4. Julie @Savvy Eats — March 21, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    These are adorable!!

  5. Blond Duck — March 21, 2012 @ 7:46 am

    Beyond cute! And congrats on your cookbook!

  6. Erica — March 21, 2012 @ 7:52 am

    ah! Oh my gosh- so adorable. What a combination of flavors too- heart nutella

  7. These little cookie bird nests are absolutely adorable. I have never made Macaroons, but now I must try. :)

  8. shelly (cookies and cups) — March 21, 2012 @ 8:09 am

    These are adorable and the flavor combo sounds perfect!

  9. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — March 21, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    Adorable! Love that you used nutella.

  10. Cindy @ Once Upon a Loaf — March 21, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    Oh my gosh, these are so adorable! I just showed my daughter as she’s getting ready for school and now she wants to make them tonight!

  11. Lisa — March 21, 2012 @ 8:18 am

    wow, best Easter recipe I’ve seen yet. Thanks!!

  12. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — March 21, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    So fun for Easter.

  13. Missy — March 21, 2012 @ 8:51 am

    I’ve made these before but never with Nutella! I’ll have to try and maybe even do a few with Biscoff!

  14. Mi Vida en un Dulce — March 21, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    Ohhh…beautiful…just perfect for the holidays.

  15. Melanie — March 21, 2012 @ 9:02 am

    How incredibly cute!! Perfect combination of ingredients to make nests with. I’m going to have to try these, even though hubby hates coconut. I’ll just give away what I don’t eat.

  16. they sounds amazing, I love macaroons and I bet the nutella is crazy good!

  17. Now these are a bird’s nest I like! None of that pretzel stuff! I bet people wouldn’t expect the nutella either. Such a fun surprise :)

  18. Your cookies look beautiful!! I have to make them. There so perfect for Easter. I can see them as a display at the table.

  19. Cassie — March 21, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    Great idea to add the Nutella. These are adorable!

  20. Kara — March 21, 2012 @ 9:56 am

    Such a great idea to add the Nutella in the middle. They are adorable and look super yummy! I’ll be pinning them to make later on. :)

  21. Dang! These are adorable! And, given my family’s love of coconut, I think I’m ethically bound to try them!

  22. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — March 21, 2012 @ 10:06 am

    These are so cute! I’ve never had a coconut maraoon. I’m sure my girls would love to make them as much as they’d love to eat them. :)

  23. Sweetsugarbelle — March 21, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    You just gave me the bestest idea!!! Love this!

  24. Becky at Vintage Mixer — March 21, 2012 @ 10:10 am

    Coconut Macaroons are one of my favorite treats!! And yours are SO perfectly easter-y!!

  25. Heather (Heather's Dish) — March 21, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    these are seriously TOO precious…i love them!

  26. Kelly Bowie — March 21, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    I am making these TODAY! Such a great way to welcome in spring.

  27. Cookin' Canuck — March 21, 2012 @ 10:35 am

    This is such a cute idea. I am definitely making these with my boys!

  28. susan — March 21, 2012 @ 10:45 am

    those are so cute, Maria!

  29. Bridget {bake at 350} — March 21, 2012 @ 10:46 am

    Coconut cookies filled with Nutella and candy?!? Yes, please!

  30. Margarita — March 21, 2012 @ 10:50 am

    I bought your e-cookbook and love it! The pictures are so pretty and I so wished I was holding it in my hand. When I get a printer, I am printing all the pages.

    • Two Peas replied: — March 21st, 2012 @ 10:52 am

      Thanks so much! I am so glad you are enjoying the book!

  31. Hayley — March 21, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    Mm, I love macaroons! And I bet the Nutella tastes really great with the coconut :) so very cute!

  32. Rose — March 21, 2012 @ 11:32 am

    Adorable! I am so going to make these! 😀 They’re going to love these in the office.

  33. Ambika — March 21, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    Yummy!!! Love the cute M&M eggs on top!!

  34. Averie @ Averie Cooks — March 21, 2012 @ 11:48 am

    Well arent these just the prettiest things ever! I made little nests with pastel candies a couple weeks ago. I tried to wait til closer to Easter to post them but I couldn’t help myself. Yours with the Nutella….YUM!

  35. natalie (the sweets life) — March 21, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    ADORABLE! these remind me of some of my all-time favorite easter egg nest cookies (…i’m definitely trying your version soon though!

  36. Ashley — March 21, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

    SO adorable!!! I used to be obsessed with the malted milk eggs around Easter. Maybe I’ll fill these with my latest chocolate peanut butter! Super fun recipe!!

  37. I am so obsessed with coconut macaroons right now. I am totally going to try this! I’ll probably try robin eggs. :)

  38. Antique Engagement Rings — March 21, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

    I love coconut… This is a winner!

  39. Corrie Anne — March 21, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    So cute!! Those look awesome!!!

  40. Annalise — March 21, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

    These are adorable! I absolutely love coconut macaroons. Yum!

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