| |

Coconut and Chocolate Nests

Coconut and Chocolate Nests

These chocolate and coconut nests are the perfect treat for your little ones this Easter.  These sweet and tasty little “nests” were a cinch to make and, from what I hear, tasted FANTASTIC! I can’t tell you how great it was to see the smiles on my kids faces when they got these for dessert tonight.  I am pretty sure they think I am a really cool mom right now.

Coconut and Chocolate Nests

Pour the chocolate chips into a glass bowl.  Place into the microwave and cook for 30 seconds.  Carefully stir the chips with a wooden spoon.  Place back into the microwave and cook for 10 seconds; remove and stir again.  Place back into the microwave and cook for 10 more seconds then remove and stir.  They should be melted by now.  Be very careful not to overcook the chocolate because it will be ruined.

Pour the chocolate into the bowl with the coconut and stir until evenly coated.  Coat a muffin tin with cooking spray.  Place a spoonful of the coconut mixture into each muffin cup – I only filled 9 in my tin.  I used my pestle (from my mortar and pestle set) to push an indent into the center of each filled muffin cup, making sure not to go all the way to the bottom.   Place the muffin tin into the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until set.

Coconut and Chocolate Nests

Remove from the refrigerator and place the chocolate eggs into the center.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy!

Coconut and Chocolate Nests

Side note:  Store the extra nests in the refrigerator covered with saran wrap.

 

Coconut and Chocolate Nests

Coconut and Chocolate Nests

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 36 minutes
Servings: 9

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of shredded coconut
  • 2 cups of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Handful of chocolate eggs

Instructions

  • Pour the chocolate chips into a glass bowl. Place into the microwave and cook for 30 seconds. Carefully stir the chips with a wooden spoon. Place back into the microwave and cook for 10 seconds; remove and stir again. Place back into the microwave and cook for 10 more seconds then remove and stir. They should be melted by now. Be very careful not to overcook the chocolate because it will be ruined.
  • Pour the chocolate into the bowl with the coconut and stir until evenly coated. Coat a muffin tin with cooking spray. Place a spoonful of the coconut mixture into each muffin cup - I only filled 9 in my tin. I used my pestle (from my mortar and pestle set) to push an indent into the center of each filled muffin cup, making sure not to go all the way to the bottom. Place the muffin tin into the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until set.
  • Remove from the refrigerator and place the chocolate eggs into the center. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?Tag @4loveofcooking on instagram and hashtag it #4loveofcooking

Leave a Reply to Liz Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




33 Comments

  1. Those look great! I love the combination of chocolate and coconut.
    We must have been thinking alike- I just wrote about Butterscotch Nests today 🙂

  2. Stephanie says:

    Such a lovely idea !!! It will be great for my nephew… he loves chocolate and I adore to make some sweet surprises for him !!!
    xxx
    stephaniehadrath.blogspot.com
    shbyhadrath.blogspot.com

  3. Those look great Pam. My kiddos would love them too! Hey, I had lunch today with a girlfriend who is going to Boise next month. I said…write this down, because you are going to want to go to this place I heard about from a friend….FORK!!! She is going!

  4. these are so stinkin cute, and easy! how can a chocolate and coconut vehicle for m&ms be beaten? 🙂

  5. Kim in MD says:

    How cute! You ARE a cool mom, Pam! 🙂

  6. This is such a great idea! They look absolutely adorable =)

  7. Peggy Recker says:

    Those are really cool! Have a great Easter.

  8. Love these Pam!! I love coconut maybe I’ll give these a try too!! YUM. Nice to see another version of this adorable idea.

  9. Those are just adorable! I love coconut and chocolate, as do my girls!

  10. Very cute,Pam!What a great Easter treat for the kiddos!(and for all the young at heart)Have a great Easter weekend!!! 🙂

  11. Oh, these are so cute! Perfect Easter treat…and I can never resist any involving coconut 🙂 Have a fabulous holiday weekend~

  12. I’ll trade you! One of these for a meyer lemon cupcake. deal?

  13. How cute!Happy Easter Day to you & your family!Kisses from Greece,dear!

  14. look and taste gd!!!!! LUV