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Coconut Bird Nests recipe

These whimsical chocolate-coconut nests,complete with colorful jelly bean ‘eggs’, are quick to make andeasy enough for kids to join in the fun of making.

Recipe: Coconut Bird Nests

1 (12-ounce) package or 2 cups semisweetchocolate chips*
1 (14-ounce) package sweetened flaked coconut**
1 (12-ounce) bag multi-colored candy-coated chocolate pieces

  • Melt chocolate chips in the top of a doubleboiler over simmering water. Stir in flaked coconut.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a wax paper-linedbaking sheet. Using the back of a spoon, press out a hollow toform a nest.
  • Divide candy-covered chocolate piecesamong the nests. Chill until firm, about 10 minutes.

    Makes 12 nest.

    *Use white chocolate chips and tint withyou choice of food coloring for pastel-colored white chocolatebird nests.

    **To add great flavor and crunch, toastthe coconut. To toast, place coconut onto ungreased baking sheet.andbake at 350°F (175°C), stirring often (watch closely,coconut will burn quickly once it’s hot), until light goldenbrown (8 to 10 minutes). Remove from baking sheet. Cool completely.

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    Dang! These are adorable! And, given my family s love of coconut, I think I m ethically bound to try them!

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