Easter Egg Macaroon Nests

by Amy on 30 March 2015

Coconut Macaroon Mini-Egg Nests (perfect for Easter!) | www.FearlessHomemaker.comCoconut Macaroons are one of my favorite springtime treats. Growing up, we always had them in our household at Easter/Passover, and now, at this time of the year, I make sure to make a few batches myself. Usually, I make a very traditional (and very delicious!) version, but this time, I decided to make something a little more festive – Coconut Macaroon “Nests” with Mini-Eggs inside!

While it was admittedly the cuteness factor that drew me to these initially, the flavor is wonderful, too. The macaroons are sweet and perfectly-textured, and the mini-eggs add a lovely chocolately crunch to each bite. Plus, I love that they are bite-sized. After a big Easter meal, I’m often too full for a ton of dessert, so smaller, lighter sweets are always appreciated. While I made these with Easter in mind, they would also particularly charming for a baby shower or Spring-themed party. And awesomely, they are super quick + simple to make, taking less than 30 minutes total to prep, bake, + decorate. I love a dessert that doesn’t take hours to make, especially on a busy holiday weekend!

Coconut Macaroon Mini-Egg Nests (perfect for Easter!) | www.FearlessHomemaker.comCoconut Macaroon Mini-Egg Nests (perfect for Easter!) | www.FearlessHomemaker.com

Easter Egg Coconut Macaroon Nests

makes 12 mini nests, adapted from The Faux Martha

Ingredients

1 large egg white
2 Tbsp. honey
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
pinch sea salt
1 1/4 cups shredded coconut
36 mini chocolate eggs (such as Cadbury Mini-Eggs)
optional: Nutella or melted chocolate to “glue” the eggs in the nest (*see note in recipe)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease or spray a mini-muffin pan. Set aside.

In a bowl, combine egg white, honey, vanilla extract, and salt. Add in coconut until evenly moistened.
Add about a tablespoon of the mixture into each of the tins. Press coconut mixture on the bottom and up against the sides of the mini muffin cup to create a nest, making sure the coconut reaches to the top. The middle should be hollow to create the nest shape.

Bake for 13-15 minutes, until the macaroons are golden brown on the edges.

Remove nests from oven and allow them to cool fully in the mini-muffin tin. Carefully remove each nest by running a thin knife around the outside of each nest, separating it from the edge. Macaroons may not all come out perfectly + may have some uneven edges, but this just adds to its nest-like quality. =)

Put 2-3 mini eggs in each nest. *I just placed my mini eggs in there as is (so they could be easily removed if our guests didn’t want to eat them), but you can certainly add a thin layer of melted chocolate or nutella if you want to “glue” them in.

Serve at room temperature.

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1 Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie March 30, 2015 at 9:29 am

How easy is this? I would totally opt for some Nutella inside too.

2 Beth March 30, 2015 at 9:40 am

These are adorable! My mom makes something like this using corn flakes, but I think I like yours even better. So cute!

3 Agness March 30, 2015 at 11:43 am

I can definitely feel East in the air! These look absolutely delicious and adorable. I hope I can make them when I’m back home this Wednesday :).

4 Shawn @ I Wash You Dry March 30, 2015 at 12:31 pm

These are so cute! I love it!! Pinned!

5 Jess @ whatjessicabakednext March 31, 2015 at 9:52 am

These easter macaroon nests are so cute! They look super delicious too – I couldn’t resist that Nutella filling inside each one! 😀

6 sarah k @ the pajama chef March 31, 2015 at 2:05 pm

how cute, amy! :)

7 Amy (Savory Moments) April 1, 2015 at 5:35 am

These are so adorable! What a terrific idea for a fun (and tasty) spring treat!

8 Marina April 4, 2015 at 5:28 am

So adorable! And they really look like real nests!

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