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Coconut Macaroons Recipe – Easter Birds Nests

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This Coconut Macaroons Recipe takes a simple, delicious cookie and turns it into the best Easter Birds Nest treat you can have. Incredibly simple to make, these coconut macaroons bird nests should be part of your Easter celebrations.

If you are looking for another Easter dessert, you need to try these Easter Peep Brownies.

Coconut Macaroons Recipe Easter Birds Nests

Coconut Macaroons Recipe Easter Birds Nests

Coconut macaroons are a special type of cookie. The are chewy but not overly soft with coconut. The combination is fantastic. Because this is a very easy recipe, it makes it easy to make them often. Since Easter is right around the corner, these cookies are perfect for making into birds nest. Even if you do not celebrate Easter you can make these birds nest to celebrate spring’s arrival.

Ingredients You Will Need

  • Sweetened flaked coconut
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Almond extract
  • Eggs
  •  Salt
  • White chocolate chips
  • Cadbury mini eggs

Coconut Macaroons Recipe Easter Birds Nests ingredients

How to Make Coconut Macaroons

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a bowl, add the coconut, condensed milk, salt, and almond extract. Stir until combined.

Coconut Macaroons Recipe Easter Birds Nests batter

Using a mixer,  beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.

whipped egg whites in a bowl

Gently fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.

Coconut Macaroons Recipe Easter Birds Nests batter

Drop the macaroon batter in generous tablespoonfuls about 1 inch apart onto the baking sheet.

Coconut Macaroons Recipe Easter Birds Nests raw

Press your thumb into the center of the macaroon to form the shape of a nest.

Bake the cookies for 25 minutes, until they are set and delicate brown.

baked egg nests

Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Drizzle the white chocolate

Put the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 second intervals stirring between them until the chips have melted.

Coconut Macaroons Recipe Easter Birds Nests

Drizzle the melted white chocolate into the macaroon nest and place 3 of the mini eggs on top.

Coconut Macaroons Recipe Easter Birds Nests

How to Store Macaroons?

You want to store these coconut macaroons in an airtight container at room temperature. The cookies can also be stored in a freezer bag. These cookies do not need to be stored in the refrigerator and being chilled will change the texture slightly.

Coconut Macaroons Recipe Easter Birds Nests

How Long Do Coconut Macaroons Last?

When the cookies are stored correctly, they will last for up to 3 days. If the coconut macaroons are not stored in an airtight container they will become hard and unappetizing.

What Egg Candy Should I Use For This Cookie?

I like using Cadbury mini eggs when I making these cookies. But you can use any kind of egg-like candy you like. The Robins Eggs or Reeces Peanut Butter Eggs will work too.

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Coconut Macaroons Recipe Easter Birds Nests

Coconut Macaroons Recipe Easter Birds Nests

Published By Jill
This Coconut Macaroons Recipe takes a simple, delicious cookie and turns it into the best Easter Birds Nest treat you can have. Incredibly simple to make, these coconut macaroons bird nests should be part of your Easter celebrations.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 24 mins
Total Time 44 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 34

Ingredients
  

  • 5 ½ cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • ¾ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 large eggs whites
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • package Cadbury mini eggs

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside
  • Put the coconut, condensed milk, salt and almond extract in a medium bowl. Stir until combined. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl use an electric mixer to beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.
  • Drop by generous tablespoonfuls about 1 inch apart onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Press your thumb into the center of the macaroon to form the shape of a nest.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, until set and delicate brown.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • Place the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 second intervals stirring between them until the chips have melted.
  • Drizzle some melted chocolate into the macaroon nest and place 3 of the mini eggs on top.

Notes

The macarons will keep well in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days.
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