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Archived from April 14th, 2017

Spring has sprung! With just a few ingredients, and some helpful bunny hands, you will have a festive Easter/springtime treat in no time.

Flower pot with chocolates drink box
Chocolate Macaroon Birds Nests

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Bake Time: 15 minutes

Yields: About 20 macaroons

Equipment

  • Electric or hand mixer
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper 
Flower pot with chocolates drink box

Ingredients

 Directions

  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 325.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Beat together vanilla, salt and eggs in a large bowl at a high speed until the eggs are light and foamy.
  4. In a mediuim bowl, stir the American Heritage Chocolate Drink Powder into the coconut.
  5. Fold coconut mixture into the eggs 
  6. Scoop rounded tablespoonfuls of the coconut dough and firmly squeeze them into balls.
  7. To make a birds nest, use your thumb and gently press an indentation in the top of the macaroon ball and pinch the sides of the macaroon to hold together
  8. Place the ball about 1-inch apart on the parchment lined baking sheet
  9. Bake until firm, about 15 minutes.
  10. Let cool on the parchment sheet or on a wire rack for about 15 minutes.
  11. Fill and decorate your nests! Add some jelly beans, gum drops, raisins or M&M’s too.
Food placed in the plate

And there you have it! A perfect edible decoration for your table. Enjoy!

To order the American Heritage Chocolate Drink and other American Heritage products shop on-line at The Old North Church Gift Shop at http://old-north-church-gift-shop.myshopify.com/