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Chocolate Coconut Easter Bird Nests

My Aunt came over a few days ago with a bag of Easter chocolates…. YAY!

This bag was seriously OVERFLOWING with all sorts of  chocolate eggs, chocolate bunnies, chocolate carrots and even chocolate birds…

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My little one and I were in heaven… CHOCOLATE HEAVEN! 😀

I was totally SMITTEN with those chocolate birds and I knew they would be PERFECT for my chocolate coconut Easter bird nests.

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I think every household makes these bird nests during Easter time but everyone puts their own SPIN on them.

I make my nests with chocolate, coconut and almonds BUT you can try adding other nuts or even omitting the nuts altogether.

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Btw, do you see how CUTE those those chocolate birds look, sitting on the nests, all wrapped up in their pretty foil?!

Well, once I unwrapped them, I found them to be a little FRIGHTENING :S

So, I suggest NOT removing the wrappers…lol 😛

What do you guys think? Cute OR scary?!

chocolate coconut easter bird nests 8To make these chocolate coconut Easter bird nests, you will need the following ingredients:

2 1/2 cups sweetened coconut flakes
1/3 cup chopped almonds
7 – 8 ounces dark chocolate or milk chocolate
Chocolate birds
Mini chocolate eggs
Sixlets candies
Easter sprinkles

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
Lightly toast the coconut and almonds in the oven at 325 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

Step 2:
Now, melt the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave.

Step 3:
Once the chocolate has melted, add the toasted coconut and almonds.

Step 4:
Mix everything with a spoon until you have a “mushy” mixture.

Step 5:
Drop tablespoons of this mixture onto a cooking tray, lined with wax paper.
Push your thumb or the back of a wooden spoon in the center of each cluster (similar to a thumbprint cookie).

Step 6:
Stick a chocolate bird in the center of each cluster and toss some sprinkles.
Also, stick some mini chocolate eggs and Sixlets around each cluster.
If they are not sticking properly, you may have to stick them with a little bit of  melted chocolate.

Step 7:
Place the tray in the fridge for 15-20 minutes until the clusters harden.

And your Easter bird nests are ready! Enjoy!

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Chocolate coconut Easter bird nests
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Recipe type: Other Treats
 
These no bake chocolate coconut Easter bird nests are easy to make, taste delicious and great to serve at Easter parties! Also, a fun activity for kids!
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups sweetened coconut flakes
  • ⅓ cup chopped almonds
  • 7 – 8 ounces dark chocolate or milk chocolate
  • Chocolate birds
  • Mini chocolate eggs
  • Sixlets candies
  • Easter sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Lightly toast the coconut and almonds in the oven at 325 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  2. Now, melt the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave.
  3. Once the chocolate has melted, add the toasted coconut and almonds.
  4. Mix everything with a spoon until you have a “mushy” mixture.
  5. Drop tablespoons of this mixture onto a cooking tray, lined with wax paper. Push your thumb or the back of a wooden spoon in the center of each cluster (similar to a thumbprint cookie).
  6. Stick a chocolate bird in the center of each cluster and toss some sprinkles. Also, stick some mini chocolate eggs and Sixlets around each cluster. If they are not sticking properly, you may have to stick them with a little bit of melted chocolate.
  7. Place the tray in the fridge for 15-20 minutes until the clusters harden.
  8. And your Easter bird nests are ready! Enjoy!

Well, that’s all for today.

If you liked these Easter bird nests, you may also like some of these other Easter ideas…

Peeps cake

peeps cake

Easter egg cake

easter egg cake

Easter bunny cake

easter bunny cake

Until next time, tata my lovelies 🙂

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