Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests

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Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests are a fun and easy treat for Easter and spring! You will love the Nutella filling!? 

Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests

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!

Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests Cookies

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!

Nest Cookies

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:)

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Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests

Coconut cookie nests filled with Nutella and Easter egg candies. These cookies are perfect for Spring and Easter.
4.78 from 9 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
10 nests


  • 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


  1. Preheat the oven to 325ยฐF. 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.
  6. Note-you can make these 2-3 days in advance. Store in an air tight container on the counter.

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I made these tonight as a trial run for my sister’s love-bird themed wedding shower in a few weeks. They are so good! I’d never made macaroons before and these were so easy peasy and delicious! Thanks so much for posting such a perfect recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I really want to make these…is there another substitution for egg white…my daughter is deathly allergic to egg?

  3. These look divine! Hope I fan do without a mixer, when mom died, my sister got hers, and I don’t have one yet… Kitchenaid is what i want, eventually! Can I be in the drawing?

  4. I made these cookies this morning with No Egg. I used an egg substitute making it the consistency of an egg white and it worked perfectly. There is no change in the taste… I am so excited for my kids to come home and eat them now.

  5. Um…”Remove from the oven and press your thumb down in the center of the nests again”? A little hot, wouldnt you say?!

  6. I was planning to make these for Easter but I’m in the UK and I can’t get sweetened coconut. Have you ever tried these with unsweetened? I’ve looked online for substituting but there seemed to be several options. Any suggestions?

  7. I made these today! They are so darn cute. I put peanut m&m’s on them and it adds a nice crunch. I also made some with white chocolate ones. So good. All except I have no temperature gage on my oven so the first batch got a little brown. I still like them. Ha.

  8. found these on Pinterest and love, love, love it! I am hoping to make these for Easter — wondering how long I can keep them around? If I made them tomorrow (Wednesday), will they be okay for Sunday? How should I store them – in the fridge or in a tin? Thanks!!

  9. Wow. Those were so easy and tasty. My boys and I really enjoyed making those and look forward to trying to make it out of the house with them to share with our friends. It’s not looking good though…the sharing part! LOL!

    Found this via Pinterest. So glad I actually did them!

    I am posting a blog tomorrow that is about us making them. I didn’t include the recipe but just links back to this post and your blog. I hope others try them and enjoy them as much as we did!

    Thanks again!

    Here is the link to the post going up in the morning:

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. Are you supposed to beat the egg white? Every other recipe Iโ€™ve seen, you beat the egg whites before folding in. Didnโ€™t love the texture of these. They were quite runny

  15. I followed the recipe exact and for some reason the cookies kind of like leaked out on the sides and weren’t the perfect nest shape. They still tasted great though.

  16. Hi Maria, this is a perfect weekend cheat meal. I would love to try this the coming Sunday. Though, I’d literally have to hide them from my kids. He is a dessert addict ๐Ÿ˜›

    Keep up with the good work! ๐Ÿ˜€

  17. Your cookies sound delicious and are so cute!! I am guest hosting on the Merry Monday link party for April and I featured your cookies in my roundup post.

  18. 5 stars
    I do so agree. Springtime IS the best season. These special Easter cookies look so tempting and cute! Thanks for sharing.

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