Friday, April 25, 2014

Recipe: Spring/Easter Nest Treats

As Easter was approaching, I didn't know how to celebrate (food-wise) besides eating jelly beans. But I remembered as a kid eating some edible nests. I found a recipe online at, and they turned out great! I think this is a Kosher recipe, so you could make them for Passover, too!


(Makes 12 servings) 
  • 3 drops green food coloring
  • 1/2 teaspoon milk
  • 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
  • 6 ounces white confectioners' coating
  • Bag of your favorite jelly beans or  malt ball eggs


  1. In a small bowl, mix food coloring with milk; add coconut and mix until evenly tinted; set aside.
  2. Melt confectioners' coating over a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring every 15 to 30 seconds until smooth. Mix with coconut mixture and place by spoonfuls on waxed paper. Shape mixture like a bird's nest, making a slight indentation in the center of each one.
  3. Cool completely and decorate by placing candies in the center of each nest. 
Note: The coconut definitely sticks together better with more confectioners' coating. So use a lot! Also, you can see from my photo that I made green and pink nests, and some I combined the two colors, so have fun with it!

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