Easter Coconut Macaroon nests – Recipe

This run up to Easter has me in a baking frenzy! I just love it and the kids are certainly loving the extra treats!

This time I’ve baked a very simple and very cute little Coconut easter nest with a Nutella centre and of course….some delicious mini eggs to round off that nest-like-look!

2/3 cups of sweetened condensed milk
1 large egg white
1 1/2 spoonfuls of vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups of sweetened coconut
1 cup of Nutella
Cadbury mini eggs.
Pre-heat your oven to 160 degrees. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. 
In a mixing bowl, mix together the sweetened condensed milk, egg white, vanilla extract & salt. Stir well until all of the ingredients are well combined. Add the coconut & continue to mix well.

With a tablespoon, scoop up 2 tsp of the coconut mixture and place it onto the greaseproof paper. Form into the shape of a birds nest then press down the centre of each with your thumb.

 Bake your birds nests for 15-20mins or until slightly golden brown. As you can see by my photo, I got a little distracted and left them in for a few minutes longer. Hence the very view “well baked” parts of our nests, haha! Joys of a crazy house! Easy distractions!

 Leave your birds nests to cool for five minutes, leaving it to go firm and set. Then remove them from the paper onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Place a tablespoon of Nutella into the centre of the bird nests then place three mini eggs into the centre to finish off your Coconut Macaroon nests!

The Nutella is this recipe is just a delicious addition! The kids really enjoyed these {as did I!}


  1. Kerry Dyer
    18/04/2014 / 6:31 PM

    I’m not a fan of coconut but these look great! Xx

    • Deborah Patrick
      18/04/2014 / 7:02 PM

      Oh I luuuuurv coconut!! Thanks hun xx

  2. Jess Paterson
    18/04/2014 / 8:50 PM

    What a fantastic combo! I love coconut and mini eggs can do no wrong in my eyes. Genius!x

  3. The Brick Castle
    19/04/2014 / 9:23 PM

    I used to eat coconut macaroons loads as a child and haven’t had them for about 30 years. I hadn’t ever considered making them myself and they seem terribly easy! 🙂

  4. Helen
    20/04/2014 / 8:57 PM

    these are really awesome so much better than the old cornflake cake

  5. 30/03/2015 / 9:38 AM

    They look so lovely and yummy all my family would love them too x

  6. Emma
    30/03/2015 / 10:32 AM

    I don’t like coconut but these look like a good twist on the chocolate Easter nest! x

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