Toasted Coconut Birds Nests

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Hey there! Let’s talk about these adorable no-bake treats that are not only easy to whip up but also loads of fun to make. When I was a kid, we used to make them the old-fashioned way, with crispy chow mein noodles. But today, we’re giving them a modern twist by swapping the noodles for toasted coconut—yum!

Now, you can totally get creative with your Easter candies, but I decided to stick with the classics. After all, Easter comes just once a year, right? And as for balance, well, that’s always a good thing. But hey, feel free to customize these treats to your heart’s content. My job is to offer ideas, and your job is to make them your own!

Toasted Coconut Birds Nests

Course Dessert


  • 2 1/2 cups of unsweetened coconut flakes go for the larger shreds
  • 1 1/4 cups of chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • Easter candies of your choice


  • Start by preheating your oven to 400°F and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread out your coconut on the tray and pop it in the oven for about 5-6 minutes to get it all toasty. Just keep an eye on it—coconut can go from golden to burnt real quick!
  • Once your coconut is nice and toasty, let it cool down a bit. Meanwhile, grab a medium bowl and melt together your chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave. Heat them up in short 30-second bursts until they’re all smooth and melted.
  • Now, pour that melted chocolate goodness over your toasted coconut and give it a good mix to coat everything evenly. Don’t worry if it looks a bit crumbly—that’s perfectly okay.
  • Grab a cookie scoop and form 6-8 rounds out of the mixture. Gently press them down and add your Easter candies on top for that extra festive touch.
  • Pop your treats into the refrigerator for about 30 minutes until they’re nice and firm. And there you have it—adorable, no-bake Easter treats that are as fun to eat as they are to make! Enjoy!

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