Easter is such a lovely holiday; everything is bunny-cute, with spring time themes and colors. It is also one of my favourite holidays because it is very family oriented with lots of fun traditions.
Every year we color Easter eggs as a family, even though we are all older now, and on Easter day brunch we have egg whacking competitions with them. We end up eating a lot of eggs (chocolate ones too) but the time spent with family is worth the extra protein.
We also have Easter dinner with extended family and friends. It always makes me appreciate the people I am surrounded by and everything I have been blessed with in my life. Sometimes we take for granted all of these things, like getting to celebrate Easter with loved ones and a big dinner.
On a lighter note, there are so many desserts, crafts, and decorations to choose from on Pinterest, it can be a little overwhelming. I had a couple recipes picked out, but when I saw these macaroon nests with mini eggs, I couldn’t help myself but to make those instead. They are from the lovely Lauren Conrad, and let me just say that she makes them look a lot easier to make than they were. Shaping coconut dough into nests takes a little patience and is really messy (just a heads up), but totally worth it because they still turned out adorable.
Easter Egg Macaroon Nests
Prep Time 20 min | Cook time 20 min | Yields 15 nests
- ½ cup butter
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 3 eggs
- 6 cups shredded coconut
- ¼ cup Nutella
- 45 mini eggs
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Then, using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar, and salt.
2. Add eggs, one at a time, until mixed thoroughly. Mix in coconut.
3. Roll batter into balls with your hands, then make an indent with fingers to resemble a bird’s nest.
4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown on the bottom and browned in spots on top.
5. Once completely cooled, spoon a little Nutella into each “nest”. Top with 3 chocolate eggs.
What is your favourite Easter tradition?