Coconut and Chocolate Nests

These chocolate and coconut nests are the perfect treat for your little ones this Easter.  These sweet and tasty little “nests” were a cinch to make and, from what I hear, tasted FANTASTIC!  I can’t tell you how great it was to see the smiles on my kids faces when they got these for dessert tonight.  I am pretty sure they think I am a really cool mom right now.

Pour the chocolate chips into a glass bowl.  Place into the microwave and cook for 30 seconds.  Carefully stir the chips with a wooden spoon.  Place back into the microwave and cook for 10 seconds; remove and stir again.  Place back into the microwave and cook for 10 more seconds then remove and stir.  They should be melted by now.  Be very careful not to overcook the chocolate because it will be ruined.

Pour the chocolate into the bowl with the coconut and stir until evenly coated.  Coat a muffin tin with cooking spray.  Place a spoonful of the coconut mixture into each muffin cup – I only filled 9 in my tin.  I used my pestle (from my mortar and pestle set) to push an indent into the center of each filled muffin cup, making sure not to go all the way to the bottom.   Place the muffin tin into the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until set.

Remove from the refrigerator and place the chocolate eggs into the center.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy!

Side note:  Store the extra nests in the refrigerator covered with saran wrap.

 

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Coconut and Chocolate Nests

Yield: 9

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 50 sec.

Total Time: 36 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups of shredded coconut
2 cups of semi sweet chocolate chips
Handful of chocolate eggs

Directions:

Pour the chocolate chips into a glass bowl. Place into the microwave and cook for 30 seconds. Carefully stir the chips with a wooden spoon. Place back into the microwave and cook for 10 seconds; remove and stir again. Place back into the microwave and cook for 10 more seconds then remove and stir. They should be melted by now. Be very careful not to overcook the chocolate because it will be ruined.

Pour the chocolate into the bowl with the coconut and stir until evenly coated. Coat a muffin tin with cooking spray. Place a spoonful of the coconut mixture into each muffin cup - I only filled 9 in my tin. I used my pestle (from my mortar and pestle set) to push an indent into the center of each filled muffin cup, making sure not to go all the way to the bottom. Place the muffin tin into the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until set.

Remove from the refrigerator and place the chocolate eggs into the center. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

 

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33 Responses to “Coconut and Chocolate Nests”

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    Annie @ Annie's Cooking Lab — April 5, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

    Those look great! I love the combination of chocolate and coconut.
    We must have been thinking alike- I just wrote about Butterscotch Nests today :)

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    Loveforfood — April 5, 2012 @ 9:26 pm

    Love your recipes, your photography, your writing

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — April 5, 2012 @ 10:21 pm

    Awwwww, cute! What a fun treat for the kids, and adults too :)

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    Stephanie — April 5, 2012 @ 10:37 pm

    Such a lovely idea !!! It will be great for my nephew… he loves chocolate and I adore to make some sweet surprises for him !!!
    xxx
    stephaniehadrath.blogspot.com
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    Kris — April 5, 2012 @ 11:11 pm

    Those look great Pam. My kiddos would love them too! Hey, I had lunch today with a girlfriend who is going to Boise next month. I said…write this down, because you are going to want to go to this place I heard about from a friend….FORK!!! She is going!

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    gloria — April 5, 2012 @ 11:22 pm

    absolutely nice Pam!
    Have a nice Easter!!

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    grace — April 6, 2012 @ 2:04 am

    these are so stinkin cute, and easy! how can a chocolate and coconut vehicle for m&ms be beaten? :)

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    Blond Duck — April 6, 2012 @ 4:58 am

    So cute!

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    Jenn's Food Journey — April 6, 2012 @ 5:22 am

    Oh my gosh, how incredibly cute are those??? I can totally see the smiles on your kids faces!!

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    Kim in MD — April 6, 2012 @ 5:33 am

    How cute! You ARE a cool mom, Pam! :-)

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    Peggy — April 6, 2012 @ 5:59 am

    This is such a great idea! They look absolutely adorable =)

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    cookaholicwife — April 6, 2012 @ 6:12 am

    Such a cute idea!
    I awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award because I think your blog is great. :) Check out the award here: http://www.cookaholicwife.com/2012/04/versatile-blogger-award.html

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    Peggy Recker — April 6, 2012 @ 6:53 am

    Those are really cool! Have a great Easter.

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    Mary — April 6, 2012 @ 8:23 am

    What an adorable treat! I love it.

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    Kelly — April 6, 2012 @ 8:38 am

    Love these Pam!! I love coconut maybe I’ll give these a try too!! YUM. Nice to see another version of this adorable idea.

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    Culinary Cory — April 6, 2012 @ 9:24 am

    What a cute idea! Perfect for a simple Easter conversation starter.

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    Shannon @ RecipesMe — April 6, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    I love coconut and chocolate, so these sound awesome :)

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    Ines — April 6, 2012 @ 10:36 am

    Wonderful! :) Happy Easter!

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    Marjie — April 6, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    Those are just adorable! I love coconut and chocolate, as do my girls!

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    mia xara — April 6, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

    Very cute,Pam!What a great Easter treat for the kiddos!(and for all the young at heart)Have a great Easter weekend!!! :)

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    vanillasugarblog — April 6, 2012 @ 5:31 pm

    Pam!
    I made those once, and filled them with pudding. LOL
    Happy Easter to you.

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    Liz — April 6, 2012 @ 5:42 pm

    Oh, these are so cute! Perfect Easter treat…and I can never resist any involving coconut :) Have a fabulous holiday weekend~

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    Words Of Deliciousness — April 6, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

    These are really cute. Perfect for Easter.

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    bellini — April 7, 2012 @ 3:17 am

    Perfect for kids and kids at heart!

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    Hazel from Chicken in a Cherry Sauce — April 7, 2012 @ 8:18 am

    Such a great and simple idea for Easter. Tasty too :) Happy Easter Pam!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — April 7, 2012 @ 11:37 am

    They would make a great treat for the adults too! Lovely!

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    Joanne — April 7, 2012 @ 7:31 pm

    I’ll trade you! One of these for a meyer lemon cupcake. deal?

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    Cathy at Wives with Knives — April 8, 2012 @ 5:48 am

    What a sweet little Easter treat, Pam. Blessings and Happy Easter best wishes to you and your family.

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    lenia — April 8, 2012 @ 9:20 am

    How cute!Happy Easter Day to you & your family!Kisses from Greece,dear!

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    rosita vargas — April 8, 2012 @ 6:02 pm

    Lindo nido Pam una idea genial me encantó,abrazos y buena semana,hugs,hugs.

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    Reanne — April 20, 2012 @ 6:55 pm

    look and taste gd!!!!! LUV

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