Easy Easter Bird’s Nest Dessert – Kid Friendly Recipe

Easy Easter Bird's Nest Dessert - Kid Friendly Recipe

We love cooking and creating fun things to eat in our house. My daughter loves throwing on her matching apron and mixing and scooping. So preparing for a fun 1st Birthday party we made these super cute Bird’s Nest Cookies for our guests.

These are great for any spring time party or Easter get together. My husband isn’t a huge sweets fan but he LOVES these. 

DSC04220 Gather all your ingredients (Some not shown) and preheat your oven at 300°. DSC04223

Grab your little one to help you because this is a simple recipe that they can help you with. They love watching they’re creation start to take shape and turn into little nest’s.DSC04226

You need 2 egg whites in a large mixing bowl. Add a pinch of salt and whisk until frothy. Let your little one do the mixing for a moment and then you can do the fast stuff to make it frothy.  DSC04227Mix in your sweetened condensed milk and vanilla.

Fold in your coconut. Then fold in sugar and flour. Mix and make sure all of it is good and coated. DSC04231

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. With damp hands put a heaping tablespoon on the lined pan. Push them together to make oval or round shapes. Then form it into a nest but pushing into the center. Make sure its all still touching and that you can fit one or two candies inside. DSC04233

Bake for 25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. I’ve seen other recipes add chocolate to the inside of the nest to make the candies stay but we like them just the way they are. Less mess too. Easy Easter Bird's Nest Dessert - Kid Friendly RecipeTake your candies (we used Cadbury Mini Robin Eggs because they look so real) and place them in the nest. This was my daughters favorite part.


Bird’s Nest Dessert (Macaroons)

Bird's Nest Macaroons
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Cook Time
35 min
Cook Time
35 min
  1. 2 large egg whites
  2. Pinch of salt
  3. 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  4. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  5. 2 bags (5oz each) unsweetened coconut
  6. 2 tbsp sugar
  7. 2 tbsp flour
  1. Preheat oven to 300°
  2. Separate egg whites in a large bowl and add the pinch of salt, whisk until frothy
  3. Add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla and mix well
  4. Fold in coconut then sugar and flour
  5. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  6. With wet hands place a heaping tablespoon onto the lined cookie sheet
  7. Push together and then push your finger into the center to form little nests big enough to hold your candy
  8. Bake for 25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown
  9. After they cool completely place your candy inside the nest
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  1. What a cute twist for Easter!
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  2. She did an awesome job!
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  3. What a cute little helper! I love coconut and bet those were delicious.

  4. Oh that just looks amazing!
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  5. Cuteness! That seems like a fun thing to try.
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  6. I’m not a fan of coconut, but they look adorable!

  7. Those look so good, perfect for Easter dessert for the kids!
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  8. I really love macaroons and this idea is adorable! I think I know what our family project will be next weekend.
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  9. Those turned out absolutely adorable.
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  10. How cute, what a great idea!

  11. NO WAY! These are so cute and I love ANYTHING with coconut!

  12. these are so cute!!

  13. Oh, they look so good, and what a wonderful little cook!
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  14. I saw these on Pinterest the other day — SERIOUSLY the cutest things ever!
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  15. These are so cute! I may make them for my son’s class!
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  16. They turned out great!
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  17. Such a cute recipe. thanks for sharing

  18. What a great idea. I might have to do this!
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  19. So cute! Those Cadbury mini eggs are my kryptonite!
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  20. That is awesome!
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  21. Jennifer says:

    these look so cute and easy to make! My girls would love them

  22. Cute, and so easy!
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  23. Love the photos and how easy these are!

  24. Those look SO good! I love anything with coconut.

  25. I love yummy Easter treats. They look so cute too!
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  26. We do something similar with those chinese noodles and chocolate. What a fun idea!
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  27. This is so cute! Will definitely have to try these!
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  28. That is seriously cute!

  29. These are so fun! And I am such a sucker for those Cadbury eggs…
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  30. Looks yummy!

  31. Very cute, and I love macaroons
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  32. This is a great idea! Cooking can be so creative and fun!

  33. how creative what a great little helper she is
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  34. oh yum! And great that the kids can really help out with this one.
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  35. So perfectly Spring-y. Love these Meghan!
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  36. This looks so fun and I love that your daughter loves to cook.
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  37. we love to cook too and macaroons are great, they can even be easily made gluten free.
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  38. droooooooool. They look delicious and beautiful!

  39. What a cute recipe! She looks like she’s having a blast! I love making kid friendly things with my littles too, it’s a great way to spend time together!

  40. This looks amazingly delicious. I haven’t eaten breakfast yet so this is making me even more hungry and crave these now! Haha. :)

  41. So cute!

  42. those are cute

  43. What a fun easter treat to make as a family!!
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  44. Those are adorable!
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  45. The recipe ingredients are wrong! 2 tbsp of flour?! Cute pics but very wrong recipe!

    • No the recipe is correct. This makes them easier to mold into the nest shapes. Trust me try it they taste fantastic!My whole neighborhood let me know.

  46. I made these, and about 15 minutes into the cooking process, I looked in and noticed that all the Condensed milk had come out, and was just sitting around the nests.

  47. Looks yummy. I love cooking with my son.
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  48. They look amazing!
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  49. I love how easy the recipe is! I was looking on Pinterest and I came across this recipe and another and I have plans to make these tonight! Can’t wait!


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