Bird’s Nest Recipe

I recently spotted the world’s cutest Easter dessert idea on sign. I immediately knew I had to recreate it at home. So, today I present an amazing Easter dessert recipe – Bird’s Nests…IMG_8791 (800x533)

But first, I must get dinner “out of the way”. I made turkey meatloaf. Who am I? So weird.IMG_8820 (800x533)

If it wasn’t for all the ketchup I piled on the plate I’d think I was another meat lovin’ blogger!IMG_8827 (800x533)

Okay, back to the Easter Birds Nest Dessert RecipeIMG_8796 (800x533)

Yesterday I headed to the store to pick up the supplies: coconut and Cadbury Mini Eggs…

coconut and eggs

Hmmm, the Cadbury Mini Eggs are already open. That’s weird Winking smile

Cadbury Mini Eggs

First I toasted the coconut, because only vampire birds have nests this color…

plain coconut

Spread it in one thin layer on a baking sheet. Toast at 350 degrees for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Watch it carefully as it can burn. IMG_8786 (800x533)The coconut should be toasted to a J-Wow like tan.
If you went all the way to Snooki you went too far…jwow and snooki


Once it’s nice and toasty set it aside to cool.

toasted coconut While it’s cooling, whip up 5 egg whites and 1/4tsp vanilla. I use a handheld mixer because I’m not one of those fancy bloggers who owns a Kitchenaid. Not that I wouldn’t mind one (hint, hint)…

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Fold the toasted coconut into the egg whites.

Form big balls of the coconut mix with a large spoon and place on a well sprayed/oiled cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes. Watch closely as the coconut is already toasty!

Place coconut macaroons birds nests on a plate and allow to cool.

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Create a small “bed” in the middle of the birds nest and gently lay 3 eggs in it.

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Watch carefully for any cracks in the eggs. This means they are about to hatch and you should eat them immediately to prevent this.

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I spot a crack! Nom nom nom…

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Easter Coconut Birds Nests

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Happy Easter Smile


  1. says

    now you’re talking a baking language i can understand: jwow tan vs snooki…why don’t more bakers/bloggers use easy real-life references like this?!!! i get it!!!
    this is a FUN RECIPE, monica – thanks for sharing. i love easy, cutesie, themed baking ideas, and this one fits the bill!

  2. says

    These are so cute!! At first I thought they were hashbrowns with chocolaet eggs on top lol. I want to make these for easter…I cant wait for easter! Once lent is over I am going to eat every piece of candy in sight! nom nom nom

  3. kristen says

    so cute! and looks like something i can do – because a hand mixer is one kitchen gadget i do have!

    making these this weekend, thanks monica!

  4. says

    Love the bird nests idea. At first I thought it was hash browns and I wasn’t sure why they’d have robin eggs on top? Sweet and savory? LOL

  5. says

    Oh. My. Gosh. Those bird’s nests are the most adorable things I have ever seen. I absolutely love it!

    Also, talking about food color in shades of Jersey Shore? Genius.

  6. says

    Between the Jersey Shore references and eating the eggs that are about to hatch, the water I was drinking is now all over my keyboard. 😉

  7. says

    I agree with caitlin…it makes much more sense once I realized they were made of coconut instead of hashbrowns ;). They sound delish!

    • says

      I did. It’s been going okay, but I did eat a few chocolate eggs. I don’t like coconut, so I didn’t eat any of the birds nests. Ben loves coconut so it is good when I feel the urge to bake, but don’t want to tempt myself!

      • Audrey says

        Hey, I get it. I could never give up sweets, so props to you. I gave up all lying for Lent (including the litle white lies), but I’ve slippd up a few times (how do you not lie when someone asks you if you wouldn’t mind working through lunch on a school project?! You have to say you don’t mind…).

  8. says

    I can’t believe how simple these are–have to try. And I will always use the description of Snooki now, when it comes to just-overdone coconut…

  9. Ilsa says

    Just made these! My parents and I get together on Saturdays after my long run and their long ride for ALC training. I whipped the eggs too much and forgot to spray the baking sheet. Waiting for them to cool completely before trying to peel the foil off but I’ve already snuck some. They taste like coconut cake. Going to be perfect for dessert! I’ll definitely be making these again! Thanks!

  10. says

    So I was planning to make some nests for my roommate’s Easter dinner and then I saw a variation on the recipe where in the nest before you add the eggs you put a little nutella (so they stick? No- because its delicious). Just so you know, because adding more chocolate is never wrong (sort of).

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