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Coconut Egg Nests Recipe

Coconut Egg Nests Recipe

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. YIELD:12 servings


  • 6 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 6 drops green food coloring
  • 1 drop yellow food coloring
  • 1 cup flaked 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.

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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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