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Coconut Marshmallow Nests


20 Min.
Skill Level:
12 treats

This ooey-gooey, Coconut Marshmallow Nests recipe combines melted mini marshmallows with colorful coconut flakes to create spring- or Easter-themed treats. It takes just a few drops of blue, green or red food coloring to make pastel shades of robin's egg blue, light mint green and pretty pink. Each Coconut Marshmallow Nest is finished with adorable HERSHEY'S Candy Coated Milk Chocolate Eggs for a 3D treat experience. These are great for an Easter Sunday brunch or a just-because sweet in spring. The perfect no-bake treat!  Spring has sprung on your creativity in the kitchen! Check out Banana Oatmeal Nests for a beginner-friendly Easter or springtime treat that takes only three ingredients to make.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Cool Time
8 hours


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  • 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 
bowls 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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