Easy No Bake Chocolate Coconut Nests require just 2 ingredients!! Melt, mix, shape and then fill with your favourite treat. Easter nests are fun to make and fun to eat.
Birds nest cookies are so popular at Easter. These gluten-free treats are so easy to make. Fill with eggs, smarties, jelly beans, or whatever you like.
Spring is here, the warm weather is finally starting to make an appearance every few days. Easter is just around the corner. Speaking of Easter the creative bloggers of #FoodBlogGenius have put together a wonderful collaboration of Easter Egglicious recipes. Great ideas to celebrate the day.
Festive Carrot Cupcakes from Veena Azmanov
Easy No Bake Chocolate Coconut Nests from Homemade & Yummy
Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes from Flour On My Face
Gluten Free Chocolate Cookie Dough Eggs from The Fit Cookie
Russian Egg and Onion Hand Pies from Imagelicious
DOES THE EASTER BUNNY COME TO YOUR HOUSE?
My grandkids get so excited about this holiday. Hunting for eggs on Easter morning. I remember those days when my kids were young too. Trying to remember where all the eggs were hidden. Counting to make sure they found them all. Hoping the cats didn’t help themselves to treats during the night.
It’s great when the weather is nice this time of year. Lots of families like to plan egg hunts outside. Seems the Easter Bunny manages to leave a nice bag of treats and goodies for the kids here too (even the big kids get their favourite treats).
DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE SPRING DESSERT?
When I was a child, every Easter we would gather for dinner with our very large family. Being Ukrainian I got the luxury of celebrating the holiday twice. My absolute favourite dessert was something I call Spring Delight. My aunt would make this every year.
Simple, yet totally delicious. I can actually taste this as I sit and reflect back on those special times. I even made an ice cream version of this childhood favourtie.
I love when no-bake desserts and treats are so delicious. Plus, it is a great way to get the kids to help you in the kitchen too.
CHOCOLATE COCONUT NEST COOKIES
The first time I heard about birds nest cookies was from someone I used to work with. He told me about how his wife made these chocolate nests out of shredded wheat and chocolate bars. He said they looked like a mini egg nest.
This sounded like a delicious idea to me. Since he didn’t have a recipe, I just went by the trial and error method. With only 2 ingredients, how hard could it be? They turned out perfect the first time.
CHOCOLATE NEST INGREDIENTS
It really does not get easier than this:
- good quality chocolate
- unsweetened coconut (feel free to use sweetened if you prefer)
- mini chocolate eggs (or jelly beans, chocolate covered peanuts, bubble gum, marshmallows, etc.)
Chocolate and coconut are such a great combination. Have you ever had a Mounds Bar? One of my favourite chocolate bars ever. The inspiration for these Easy No Bake Chocolate Coconut Nests came from my memories of this delicious chocolate bar.
Chocolate Easter nests are fun to make. Melt your choice of milk or dark chocolate, mix in some raw shredded coconut, shape and allow to harden.
I place mine on a silicone mat and placed them in the fridge. Once set, you can fill them with your choice of Easter treats.
This is a great gluten-free version of the original chocolate nest cookies I made a few years ago. How easy, 2 simple ingredients is all it takes. Easy No Bake Chocolate Coconut Nests are perfect to celebrate Spring and Easter.
What is your favourite Easter treat? I know my kids LOVE Cadbury Creme Eggs!!
Easy No Bake Chocolate Coconut Nests
- 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
- 10 ounces milk chocolate (melted)
- Melt the chocolate in a bowl in the microwave (or stovetop if you prefer).
- Add the coconut and mix well.
- Scoop mixture (I used an ice cream scoop) into piles on a silicone mat.
- Form each pile into a nest.
- Let harden until set. (I placed mine in the fridge).
- Once set, remove from mat. Place on serving tray.
- Fill with your choice of Easter treats. (Eggs, Smarties, Jelly Beans etc.)