Even though my kids are getting older and Easter is no longer about the Easter Bunny we still celebrate like it is. Plus I make these goodies and pass them on to our sweet neighbors. We have updated this Easter Cookies: -Easter Macaroons post with better pictures.
If you like coconut and chocolate then you will love these Super easy Easter Coconut Bird Nests.
When I was looking for some fun new Easter treats on Pinterest last week, I found those cute Oreo chicks I made for my son’s teacher’s kids. I also found Easter themed macaroons to make for the adults.
Macaroons are so simple to make, as long as you are not averse to coconut then these are a must make anytime of year.
How to Make Simple Macaroons
Simply dump all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well. That is how simple these are.
To make these macaroons even easier use an ice cream scoop to get even cookies. The recipe suggests 2 tablespoons but this way it is all in one scoop and you don’t have to get your fingers dirty in the process.
You will need to use your hands to form the nests and make a thumbprint in the middle to hold the filling. (You will have to do this again once they get out of the oven too)
Easter Macaroons Filling
I originally found these macaroons on Pinterest which used Nutella Filling. While this is a quick and easier filling, we made a hardened chocolate center or ganache instead.
Simply melt some chocolate chips in the microwave and added with some whipping cream in the microwave until smooth
Let the Easter Macaroons cool completely before adding the filling.
Spoon some chocolate into the centers of the macaroons. You could really just serve them like this anytime of the year.
But its Easter, so top them off with the tEaster candy of your choice. The kids can really make these simple cookies and they can especially help with the decorating.
In my original post I also thought I would make some grass for some of them. I colored the some coconut green and sprinkled a little on a few cookies.
It is best to use a piece of wax paper in-between the layers when packing these easy cookies recipe so they don’t stick to one another.
Here is this year’s Easter Sunday Dessert Centerpiece. These will look most dramatic on a dark or pastel colored platter. They just won’t show up well on a white plate. Serve along with this Easiest Texas Sheet Cake Recipe-
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- /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 Chocolate Chips, 1/2 cup whipping cream or 1 cup Nutella
- Chocolate Easter Egg Candy use your favorite
- Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
- 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 an ice cream scoop, 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.
- Heat chocolate in microwave until mostly melted. Add whipping cream and stir until mixed well. Allow to cool a few minutes.
- Place about a tablespoon of Nutella in the center of each nest. Place 3 egg candies in the center of the nest.