These are quick to make and such sweet little treats. They add the perfect touch to Easter or spring decor when plated up and incorperated into your tablescape. Pop a ribboned name tag and these will make lovely place cards for your Easter or spring get together. I love popping these into school lunches, or gift wrapping them individually for class mates and friends.
There are many versions of this treat floating around out there but of course these are my favourite as they use macaroons for the base and I love coconut. You can also make really cute nests with rice crispie treat or even pretzels which are really fun and give it the really "twiggy" nest effect. And who doesn't love a mix of sweet and salty.
4 large egg whites
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package unsweetened flaked coconut
1/2 cup white chocolate chips, melted
Large bag mini candy eggs
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F.
Coat the cups in a mini muffin pan with cooking spray and set the pan aside.
In a large bowl, lightly whisk together the eggs whites, salt, and sugar to until combined. Then mix in the coconut. Use a fork if need to make combining everything easier.
Drop about 2 tablespoons of the mixture into each prepared muffin cup.
Lightly press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of each cup with your fingers or the end of a wooden spoon.
Bake for 25 to 28 minutes, until golden on top.
Let the nests cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from the pan.
Carefully lift out the nests and allow them to cool completely.
Melt chocolate chips over very low heat or in the microwave. This will be used as a glue to keep the eggs in the nest.
Spoon a drop of chocolate into the base of each nest and cover with 2-3 chocolate eggs.
Store in a air tight container for 3-5 days.
Hope you give these a try and enjoy!