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Coconut Macaroon Nests

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Easter
Servings: 9 nests
Author: Pam

Equipment

  • Mini muffin tin

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • tsp white sugar
  • ¼ salt
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips, melted
  • 27 mini eggs or jelly beans

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Coat a mini muffin tin VERY WELL with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the egg whites, sugar and salt until well combined. Add the coconut and mix with a fork until the coconut is evenly coated. 
  • Drop 2 tablespoons of the coconut mixture into each mini muffin cups. Lightly press with your thumb in the center to form a nest. 
  • Bake in the oven for 28-30 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Remove and allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  • Carefully, run a spatula or knife around the edges of the muffin cups to loosen the nests. Gently lift out the nests and allow them to cool completely. 
  • Cook the white chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds; remove and stir. Cook in 10 second increments until melted. Set aside to cool a bit. Spoon into a zip lock bag and snip a small portion of one bottom corner.
  • Drizzle some white chocolate into each nest then place three eggs or jelly beans on top. Serve and enjoy!
  • Store in an airtight container.