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Macaroon Nests are a quick and easy treat for all your Easter guests. These quick and easy coconut cookies are adorable and simple, perfect for your Easter baskets!

Macaroon Nests

Macaroon Nests
Author Cathy Trochelman


  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 14 oz package sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • speckled jelly beans


  1. Heat oven to 325. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together egg whites, sugar, vanilla and salt until glossy and the sugar is almost dissolved.
  3. Fold in coconut, stirring until evenly combined.
  4. Using a 1/8 c measuring cup or ice cream scoop, drop the batter in mounds 1 inch apart on baking sheet.
  5. Bake 12 minutes, then flatten the center of each using a small spoon.
  6. Rotate baking sheets and bake an additional 12 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely.
  7. Melt white chocolate chips and spoon 1 tsp. into the center of each macaroon. Top with 3 jellybean "eggs".
  8. *Macaroon recipe adapted from Real Simple Magazine