I love all holiday baking. I find myself looking forward to each upcoming holiday, just so I have the chance to try out new recipes and of course, go back to the recipes that I make each year.
We have a few favorites, like my mom’s sugar cookies at Christmas and a Pumpkin Roll for Thanksgiving, but since I am a coconut lover, I also look forward to Coconut Nests when Easter rolls around.
Since I love sweet and salty so much, this year, I thought I’d use the new Pretzel Crisps mini to the nests, along with the candy eggs. I absolutely adore these new little pretzels, and they went so well in these sweet treats!!
You can fill them with whatever candy you want, but I love chocolate eggs. These are a perfect little Easter treat!!
2 egg whites
2 cups shredded, sweetened coconut
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
Pretzel Crisps mini pretzels
assorted Easter candy eggs
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites until frothy. Stir in the coconut, sugar, flour, vanilla and salt. Drop the mixture by tablespoonfuls onto the parchment paper, about 2 inches apart. Use your fingers to form the mounds into “nests”.
Bake until the edges of the coconut are browned and the nests are set, 19-21 minutes. Cool completely, then place mini Pretzel Crisps and candy eggs in the nests to serve.