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#MenuMonday: Coconut Macaroon Nests

#MenuMonday: Coconut Macaroon Nests

Spring has sprung! Celebrate with these delicious Coconut Macaroon Nests. Not only are they a perfect symbol of symbol of spring but they are a great addition to the Easter dessert table.

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (14 ounces) sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, melted
  • 70-90 mini candy eggs

Directions

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 300 degrees F. Coat the cups in a mini muffin pan with cooking spray and set the pan aside.
  2. In a large bowl, lightly whisk together the eggs whites, salt, and sugar to combine. Then, with a fork, mix in the coconut.
  3. Drop 2 tablespoons of the coconut mixture into each prepared mini muffin cup.
  4. Lightly press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of each cup. (Use your thumb or a wine cork.) Bake for 28 to 30 minutes, until lightly golden on top. (Loosely place a piece of aluminum foil over the top of the pan if the coconut starts to brown too quickly.)
  5. Let the nests cool in the tins on a wire rack for about 10 minutes. Then run a spatula around the edges of the muffin cups to loosen the nests. Carefully lift out the nests and allow them to cool completely.
  6. With the melted chocolate in a piping bag (or plastic baggie with a corner cut off), pipe a small amount of chocolate into each nest. Add 2 or 3 candy eggs and press them gently to secure.
  7. Pack and store in an air-tight container.

Yield: 30 servings

Total Time: 45 minutes

Original Recipe: Inspired by Charm

Make sure to let us know if you enjoyed these yummy and festive Coconut Macaroon Nests!

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