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Coconut Marshmallow Nests


8 hours 20 minutes
Skill Level
12 treats

This gooey treat combines melted marshmallow with colored coconut flakes to create spring or Easter themed nests. Top them off with HERSHEY'S Candy Coated Milk Chocolate Eggs for added effect, and you have the perfect no bake cookie.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Cool Time
8 hours


  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3 to 4 drops
    green or other food color
  • 1-1/4 cups
    sweetened coconut flakes
  • 2/3 cup
    miniature marshmallows
  • 1 Tbsp
    butterplus 1 teaspoon
  • HERSHEY'S Candy-Coated Milk Chocolate Eggs


Equipment Needed 
small bowls Small Bowls
microwave-safe bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl
measuring cups Measuring Cups
rubber scraper Rubber Scraper
microwave Microwave
cookie sheet Cookie Sheet
wax paper Wax Paper

Combine water and food color in small bowl or small jar with cover or re-sealable plastic food storage bag. Add coconut; toss with fork or shake closed jar or plastic bag until coconut is evenly coated.


Microwave marshmallows and butter in medium microwave-safe bowl 30 seconds at high (100%); stir. If necessary, microwave an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until mixture is melted and smooth when stirred. Stir in tinted coconut.


Line tray or cookie sheet with wax paper. Drop coconut mixture in 12 equal mounds onto prepared tray. Shape coconut mounds with moistened fingers into small nest shapes. Cool completely. Allow to air dry until slightly hardened. Fill with milk chocolate eggs.

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