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Easter Coconut Nests recipe

Cute and delightful little confectionssure to please young and old. Let the little ones help with thisfun and easy-to-do recipe. For best flavor and a crispier crunch,toast the coconut before using.

Recipe: Easter Coconut Nests

1 pound white candy coating*1 (16-ounce) package or 5 1/3 cups sweetenedshredded coconut
Food coloring paste or liquid (paste preferred)
1/2 pound small jelly beans

  • Melt the candy coating in a double boilerover simmering water, stirring occasionally, until smooth.
  • Tint melted coating with desired color(or divide mixture and use 2 or more different colors).
  • Add coconut to mixture and mix well. Dropby spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Make an indention in the centersand add a few jelly beans for the “eggs” in the nests.Allow to set at room temperature. Store in tightly covered container.

    Makes 2 1/2 pounds candy.

    Cook’s Tip: To toast, place coconut ontoungreased baking sheet.and bake at 350°F (175°C), stirringoften (watch closely, coconut will burn quickly once it’s hot),until light golden brown (8 to 10 minutes). Remove from bakingsheet. Cool completely.

    *Vanilla flavored candy coating is alsocalled “white confectioners’ coating”. White chocolatecan be substituted for the candy coating, but be very carefulmelting it as it is particularly fragile. Always use a doubleboiler over slow simmering water to melt white chocolate, stirringconstantly until melted.

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