Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays. It brings back memories of celebrating Easter at my grandparents house in Alabama. The daffodils were always in full bloom and we would run and hide Easter eggs all over their huge yard. I decided to try to find a recipe that reminded me of those wonderful times. I decided on a coconut macaroons recipe that is reminiscent of an Easter nest.
One year, we thought my Grandaddy had hidden the eggs extra well because we could find them ANYWHERE. Then we saw Buck, one of the Beagles he raised, come around the house chomping on something. He had gone around and found all of our hard boiled Easter eggs and eaten them! We were pretty sad but it made for a great Easter story. Buck thought we were the best owners ever for hiding snacks for him all over the yard.
These coconut macaroon Easter nests remind me of brightly colored Easter eggs being hidden in the grass. This macaroons recipe is a quick, easy and delicious Easter treat that kids and adults will enjoy.
Coconut Macaroon Easter Nests
- 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 2 Naturegg Prestige egg whites
- 1 tsp vanilla
- pinch salt
- 3 1/2 cups sweetened coconut
- Mini chocolate eggs with candy coating ~ 60 pieces
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix together condensed milk, egg whites, vanilla and salt together in a medium bowl.
- Fold in coconut.
- Drop heaping teaspoonfuls on prepared cookie sheet depending on the size you want your nests. Shape into rounds and push a dimple into the middle of each to give it a nest shape.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until starting to brown lightly.
- Cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before moving them to a cooling rack.
In this recipe, I featured Burnbrae Farms’ Naturegg Prestige line of eggs. A bit about their Prestige line…
These are eggs produced from young hens in the peak of their production. This means that the eggs have a firm, smooth shell and that the white and yolk hold together. These eggs are also packed to order in our plants, guaranteeing the freshest possible product. When cracking them open you will consistently find eggs that stand up in the pan and are great for frying. As the chicken ages, the bonds that hold the egg white together begins to deteriorate causing it to become slightly more runny. Older hen eggs and old eggs do not fry up as well and also do not perform as well in baking.
I found them easy to separate and great for this recipe. I also loved that they were available in a convenient 18 count family pack.
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