Coconut Egg Nests

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


1 dozen

Updated: Mar. 17, 2023
Looking for an Easter activity that kids will enjoy assembling and eating? Try these sweet birds nest cookies. They're a snap to make and call for just a few ingredients. —Tonya Hamrick, Wallace, West Virginia
Coconut Egg Nests Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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. Stir in 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 127 calories, 7g fat (6g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 22mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.