Coconut Macaroon Nutella Cookie Nests

I have to be honest. I totally judge desserts by their cover. Mind you, some of the yummiest treats I’ve ever eaten were less than stellar looking, but overall, I hardcore judge a dessert table. Luckily, the Easter recipe I’m sharing today is both adorable and delectable.

I made a version of these delicious coconut macaroon cookies for easter a few years ago and they were too yum (if you’re a fellow coconut and Nutella fan, you will absolutely adore them). My only gripe was that they were a bit too large, and I don’t know how your family does the holidays, but mine absolutely slays when it comes to desserts…and I love being able to sample a little bit of everything! So this year, I thought I’d give these babies another try…but in a mini version! I worked off the original recipe I found, but kind of snagged a few suggestions from Martha Stewarts similar creation. Thank the good Lord, the experiment worked pretty well and I am so very excited about these treats! I’m sharing exactly what I did below! 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 cups sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup nutella (or milk/dark chocolate)
  • Chocolate Easter egg candies (I used Mini Whopper Robins eggs)
  • Mini muffin tin
  • Cooking spray

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300* F and spray mini muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray
  2. Combine sweetened condensed milk, egg white, vanilla extract and salt. Add in the coconut and mix well!
  3. Take a small spoonful of the mixture and press it into the bottom and up the sides of each cup in the tin.
  4. Bake the “nests” for about 28-30 minutes or until they’re golden brown. Mine were actually just right around the 20-23 minute mark so watch them!
  5. Once completely cooled, use a small spatula to wiggle out each nest (this was a bit tricky). Add a small spoonful of Nutella or chocolate into the center and then finish by adding the candy eggs of your choice!

So easy, so pretty, and honestly the YUMMIEST! I’ll admit, I had a little bit of trouble getting them out of the tin, but it’s very easy to repair/remold the nest if necessary. Not a tragedy by any means, but next time I may just make small nests by hand & bake on a flat cookie sheet!

If you want to show up to Easter dinner with something that’s equally impressive and delicious this year, I promise you, this is the move! 🙂

Wishing you all a wonderful Easter and a relaxing weekend!

What are you making for Easter this year?

XOXO

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