Looking for a fun and easy design feature for your Easter or Passover family celebration. These birds nests sculpted from white chocolate and coconut are the perfect little perch for a jelly bean or Cadbury egg (my fav). You can’t mess them up and they are fun for the kiddos.Print
For a deep, rich flavor, toast the coconut flakes.
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Sprinkle coconut on parchment paper. Spread out so the coconut doesn’t cluster.
- Bake for 5-7 minutes. Coconut should just be starting to brown. Use a spatula and turn the coconut. Continue baking until the desired degree of toasting is achieved.
- Remove from pan and allow to cool.
- Leftover toasted coconut can be placed in Ziplock bag and stored in the pantry or frozen.
Bakers coconut is my preferred brand. It’s always moist, never dry like a lot of store brands I have tried.
Fresh coconut can be toasted as well. Grate the coconut and toast per above directions.
I love the adorable bird’s nests to decorate cake or cupcakes for spring, Easter or just because. They are easy and quick to make.Print
Place white chocolate chips in a small microwave safe bowl. Melt at 100% for 20 second intervals. Stir between intervals. When a few chips are left, stir them with a spoon to finish melting. Be careful not to overheat the chocolate. Chocolate burns very easily. Set chocolate aside and let it cool slightly.
Line a pan with parchment. Spoon white chocolate onto the parchment paper much like making a small puddle. Sprinkle toasted coconut to the “puddle” of white chocolate. Use the coconut to shape the white chocolate into a round shape. Use your index finger to make an indention into the center of the nest.
Allow to cool before adding candy or jelly bean egg.
Untoasted coconut that has been tinted green can be used in place of toasted coconut. Toss coconut in edible green food color.
The ingredient measurements are just a suggestion. The amount of ingredients you need will depend on the number of nests you make and the size you make them.
These make a cut cupcake topper too!