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Coconut Egg Nests

Looking for an Easter activity that kids will enjoy assembling and eating? Try these sweet birds nest cookies. They're a snap to make and call for just a few ingredients. —Tonya Hamrick, Wallace, West Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 6 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 6 drops green food coloring
  • 1 drop yellow food coloring
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 36 jelly beans


  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt candy coating; stir in food coloring until blended. Stir in coconut. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper into 12 mounds. Make an indentation in the center of each with the end of a wooden spoon handle. Fill each with three jelly beans. Let stand until set.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 127 calories, 7g fat (6g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 22mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • songlover1
    May 9, 2010

    These were fabulous tasting and incredibly easy. I used white chocolate chips in place of the candy coating (couldn't find it) and Cadbury mini eggs in place of the jelly beans. Will repeat every year. Yum!