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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.

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

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.

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187 Responses to “Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests”

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    liz — April 6, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

    These are lovely, I plan on making them tomorrow. :) Can you tell me how many cookies this recipe makes?

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    Jeri Oien — April 7, 2012 @ 1:11 am

    These are so super cute! I pinned this recipe on my “come to a party” board on Pinterest and I have had SO many people repin this, more than anything on any of my boards!!

    Your sweet blog is really fun and there are so many great recipes I’m sure it won’t be the last time your blog becomes the hit of Pinterest! I will definitely be visiting your site again…maybe this weekend to make the coconut crusted french toast….mmmm! Thanks for the great stuff!! xxoo

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    Carol Schultz — April 7, 2012 @ 1:07 pm

    I stumbled on this recipe on Punchfork and thought they’d be perfect to take to Passover seder. I mean, what an improvement over those icky Manischewitz macaroons in a can. These were not only beautiful, but were soooooo tasty. I won the dessert award. It will be a new staple for Passover. Thanks.

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    Margaret — April 8, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    Just wanted to post a quick thank you! I made these yesterday and they were quite a hit. The macaroon recipe is nice and simple and they are very cute (mine, however, are not as cute as yours! http://on.fb.me/HpVofm )

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    Dana — April 9, 2012 @ 3:51 pm

    Hi, I made these cookies for Easter and they certainly were delicious! The coconut nests were quite messy to make though, and I couldn’t get them to “gel” together. I tried to get them into a ball shape and then press down in the middle but to no avail. They came out perfectly fine, it just took a lot of messy work to do so! Any suggestions? Thank you!

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    Lauren — April 16, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    I made these for Easter this year and they were an absoluate hit! Everyone enjoyed them; they were so tasty and so easy to make. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    • Two Peas replied: — April 16th, 2012 @ 5:49 pm

      You are welcome!

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