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Easter Egg Nests

prissycat

"These candies are so cute and are also easy enough for small children to help prepare. Use tiny colored jelly beans or Easter colored candy-coated chocolate pieces to decorate nests."
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Ingredients

35 m servings 113 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings

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  1. In a small bowl, mix food coloring with milk; add coconut and mix until evenly tinted; set aside.
  2. Melt confectioners' coating over a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring every 15 to 30 seconds until smooth. Mix with coconut mixture and place by spoonfuls on waxed paper. Shape mixture like a bird's nest, making a slight indentation in the center of each one.
  3. Cool completely and decorate by placing candies in the center of each nest.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 113 calories; 6.8 g fat; 12.6 g carbohydrates; 1.1 g protein; 3 mg cholesterol; 36 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Confectioners coating is a product, a chocolate substitute made without cocoa butter. Makers can't sell it as chocolate because of the missing ingredient, so termed confectioners coating. It e...

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The recipe is o.k. I would not rate them up there with the store brand when made according to the recipe. I could not help but to think that there was something missing so when I made them aga...

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Confectioners coating is a product, a chocolate substitute made without cocoa butter. Makers can't sell it as chocolate because of the missing ingredient, so termed confectioners coating. It e...

I made the nests with the usual rice-crispy square recpipe with added coconut and green coloring - much more appetising than a hunk of coconut and ohhh so cute!

I loved these! They were adorable and earned me the name "Martha" at a party. I used white chocolate chips which worked perfectly and they were really easy to shape into nests. I filled them wit...

My grandmother made these every year for Easter baskets when I was a kid. I'm so glad I found this recipe on AR. These are so cute and very easy to make. I use petite jelly beans for inside the...

I think these are better for "cute" appeal than taste appeal. They're okay in taste, but their "cute" rating is high. I doubled the recipe and had to put the mixture back in the microwave for ...

My mother used this recipe for years.She used the coconut or chow mein noodles its a matter of personal preference. Also Merkins chocolate if available in your area melts wonderfully, and you ca...

Every year my SIL has Easter dinner at her house. She always hosts a huge Easter Egg Hunt for the kids. I told her about this recipe and we got together and made a bunch of these for the Baskets...

Easy to make and so cute! I used white chocolate.

Too cute, but the kids didn't like the taste as much as I thought they would. Great for decoration. Might try again next year. Thanks for the post.