Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests

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.
4.41 from 10 votes


  • 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


  • Preheat the oven to 325Β°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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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. These little cookie bird nests are absolutely adorable. I have never made Macaroons, but now I must try. πŸ™‚

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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 πŸ™‚

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

  7. 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. πŸ™‚

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

  9. 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. πŸ™‚

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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!!

  13. I am so obsessed with coconut macaroons right now. I am totally going to try this! I’ll probably try robin eggs. πŸ™‚

  14. These are such a cute idea! I love that the the filling is Nutella; one of my favorite things!

  15. This is such a creative idea! Love this spin on macaroons and Easter treats in general. I’ve never seen anything like it!

  16. These are sooooo adorbs! Not to mention that coconut and nutella are two of my favorite foods πŸ™‚

  17. Anything coconut and nutella has my vote! Love this recipe for spring and easter πŸ˜€

  18. Oh my goodness! These are so darn cute!! This is my sons first easter..he’ll love these! (meaning..hes 9 months old so Ill eat them all! :P) I can’t wait to try these out! They sound delicious too!

  19. thanks for posting a link to my cupcakes! I’ve always loved your site =)! These coconut macaroons look amazing and so cute!

  20. We are totally drinking the same water! Love how yours turned out! Nutella? Wish I had thought of that. Yum!

  21. Maria, these are ridiculously cute!! And you can’t go wrong with coconut and nutella.

  22. I had to do a double take when I saw these on Pinterest! I made some that were very similar last week – only not using nutella (just chocolate candiquik)! Love them & will have to try will nutella too! Glad I found your cute blog. πŸ™‚

  23. Holy wow! Those really do look way too cute :). My problem with these types of recipes is that I always have to buy double the candy otherwise I eat it all :).

  24. I have made something very similar to these for years at Easter! What a great way to get the candy to stick to the macaroons!

  25. I love this idea!! I like it a lot better than the chow mein noodle nests…these seem so much sweeter.

  26. absolutely anything with nutella in it has me sold! i can’t wait to make these – they look so cute! btw- you should stop over to my blog and enter my chobani giveaway!

  27. These look delicious…except that (gasp) I don’t like nutella. The problem is I am an only *dark* chocolate type of girl. Do you have any ideas and what could be substitued? Melt dark chocolate and mix with hmmm…

  28. I got so excited about how cute these are, I almost forgot to tell you! I love all things birdie!!!

  29. yummy, can you send me one of them? πŸ˜€
    they’re looking sooo delicieus!
    some greets,

  30. 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 πŸ™‚

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

    1. I’ve never tried them without the egg white, but I guess you could leave it out and see what happens. Let me know!

  32. 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?

  33. Oh my, these look amazing. I love that you combined nutella and coconut; it sounds like a winner. You have such a beautiful site and your photos are amazing.

  34. 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.

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

  36. 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?

  37. 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.

  38. 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!!

    1. I think they will still be fine. We ate ours within 2 days though:) Keep them in an air tight container on the counter.

  39. 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:

  40. How many days ahead can you make these cute cookies? What is the best way to store them? Thanks.

    1. You can make them 2-3 days in advance. Store them in an air tight container on the counter. Enjoy!

  41. These are lovely, I plan on making them tomorrow. πŸ™‚ Can you tell me how many cookies this recipe makes?

  42. 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

  43. 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.

  44. 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! )

  45. 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!

  46. 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.

  47. What a great idea for the holidays! I love macaroons, and these cookies are so cute…thanks for sharing!

  48. Thanks for your amazing idea! Me and my daughter loved it so much. We definitely will make it for Easter πŸ™‚

  49. does the nutella firm up at all-i need to travel a bit with my treats and I’m thinking these may be a bit too gooey…

  50. 4 stars
    Gorgeous pictures. I made these Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests for the super bowl party and it was a crowd favorite. Thanks for sharing, Maria and Josh! I will wait for more recipes from you:)

  51. 5 stars
    OMG. These are nice and cute. Will prepare these for my son’s 5th birthday next week. I can’t wait to try these out! They sound delicious too! Thanks for sharing Maria and Josh!

  52. 4 stars
    These Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests definitely looks yummi! I love your recipe cuz it contains healthy ingredients! Thanks a lot for sharing!

  53. 5 stars
    I am obsessed with desserts! Definitely coconut cookie nests will be yummy! I’m seriously so inspired right now. Thx for sharing!

  54. Are you supposed to beat the egg white? Every other recipe I’ve seen, you beat the egg whites before folding in. Didn’t love the texture of these. They were quite runny

  55. 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.

  56. 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 πŸ˜›

    Keep up with the good work! πŸ˜€

  57. 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.

  58. 5 stars
    I do so agree. Springtime IS the best season. These special Easter cookies look so tempting and cute! Thanks for sharing.

  59. 5 stars
    Very cute and easy! I used this recipe as my first attempt at macaroons, and everyone went back for more!

  60. 5 stars
    These look so adorable. I cannot wait to try them for my easter party this weekend!

    Thank you for sharing the great recipe.

  61. 1 star
    These looks so cute but they are overly sweet, bordering on inedible. Between the sweetened condensed milk, sweetened coconut, Nutella, and chocolate eggs… it’s sugar, on sugar, on sugar, on sugar. Not a fave!