Every year, the week leading up to Easter I make chocolate coconut nests for the kids. They love these little treats and its become tradition that I make them. To be honest I think I make them more for me because these coconut nests are SO good. They remind me of Mounds candy bars and the best part is they only require two ingredients!
I shared this easy chocolate coconut nests recipe two years ago but I have since revamped the technique and thought I would re-share. This time around I made mini coconut nests using a mini muffin tin, instead of shaping the nests by hand. This is definitely my new favorite way to make them and will continue to use this method in the future.
Chocolate Coconut Nests Recipe
Makes 12 regular size or 24 mini coconut nests
1 3/4 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate
2 cups shredded coconut flakes
Lightly spray mini muffin tin with cooking spray
Over a double boiler or in the microwave melt chocolate until smooth. Stir in coconut flakes until fully combined.
Scoop one heaping teaspoon into each muffin cup. With a spoon press the mixture in the center to create a nest-like shape. Allow nests to harden or place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.