Chocolate Coconut Nests Recipe

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These nests look and taste fancy but have only three ingredients. They've been very popular with our girls and their friends over the years. You can substitute any flavor ice cream for the mint chocolate chip.—Claire Hudson, South Wales, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 2 packages (14 ounces each) sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1-1/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 3 quarts mint chocolate chip ice cream

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 298 calories, 19g fat (13g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 79mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a bowl, toss coconut and chocolate until well blended. On baking sheets covered with waxed paper, shape about 1/3 cupfuls into 2-1/2-in. nests. Chill until firm. Just before serving, top each nest with 1/2 cup of ice cream. Yield: 24 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Coconut Nests in Taste of Home April/May 1999, p54

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spiker1 User ID: 264159 71778
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2009

"Very easy to make."

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