Coconut Egg Nests Recipe
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Coconut Egg Nests Recipe

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Looking for an Easter activity that kids will enjoy assembling and eating? Try these sweet spring treats from Tonya Hamrick of Wallace, West Virginia. They're a snap to make and call for just a few ingredients.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 6 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 6 drops green food coloring
  • 1 drop yellow food coloring
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 36 jelly beans


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt candy coating; stir in food coloring until blended. Add coconut. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper into 12 mounds. Make an indentation in the center of each with the end of a wooden spoon handle. Fill each with three jelly beans. Let stand until set. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Coconut Egg Nests in Quick Cooking March/April 2004, p42

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songlover1 User ID: 1228650 135791
Reviewed May. 9, 2010

"These were fabulous tasting and incredibly easy. I used white chocolate chips in place of the candy coating (couldn't find it) and Cadbury mini eggs in place of the jelly beans. Will repeat every year. Yum!"

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