sweets: Robins Egg Nests

So, I seriously need one of you to be my neighbor!  I promise to bring over tasty treats at least twice a week!  Who wants to apply?!  Anyone?  Bueller?

Miss V & little T haven’t been feeling their best lately & have been headed to bed pretty early & eating pretty little.  So, with my taste testers biting the dust, you might have seen on Instagram this week, that I took it upon myself to sample eat a large amount of these cookies before they became nests.  Enter in, a big tummy ache!  See, now do you understand why I need you as my neighbor?!

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These yummy treats are a two part process, a very easy two part process :)  I wanted to kick up the basic Bird Nest cookie a notch, so I used the base of my trusty ol’ dark chocolate cookies, added some marshmallow candy melts, mixed in some coconut, and because it is the season for them, some Cadbury mini eggs!

I present to you, the basic Birds Nest in hyper-drive, aka Robins Egg Nests ;)


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Robin’s Egg Nests

Makes 18 Nests.

This cookie and candy combination is the common Bird Nest Easter treat, updated, and rolled into one yummy confection.


1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cubed
1/2 cup + 1/8 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup special dark cocoa powder
1 1/8 cups flour
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 bag Marshmallow Candy Melts (10 oz.)
1 1/3 cup shredded coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper (this makes for easy clean-up :).
  3. In a large bowl combine the cold cubed butter & sugar.
  4. Beat together on medium-high speed until light & fluffy, approximately 2-3 minutes.
  5. Beat in egg; Blend well.
  6. Mix in the dark cocoa powder; Blend well.
  7. Add the flour, salt, and baking powder & blend on a lower speed until just combined (do not over-mix).
  8. Spoon dough onto prepared baking sheets, a few inches apart. Flatten each cookie dough ball with a spatula creating a disc.
  9. Bake 15-18 minutes.
  10. Let cookies cool on sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Nest
  12. Start by lining 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  13. Following the candy melt instructions, place melts in microwave safe bowl and at 50% power, melt for 1 minute, then stir.
  14. Continue to melt in 30 second increments, stirring between sessions, until fully melted.
  15. Once melted, add the coconut, half at a time, to the candy; Stir until mixed.
  16. Drop by spoonfuls on the lined baking sheets (fig. 1).
  17. Make an indentation in each drop using a teaspoon or similar (fig. 2A-B).
  18. Place molded nests onto cooled cookies.
  19. Inset 2-3 eggs in each nest hole.
  20. Place cookie nests in refrigerator for 5 minutes to set.


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Robin's Egg Nests | @mamamissblog #birdsnest #easter #chocolate #cookie #candy
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  1. I just made your dark chocolate cookies – OMG they are FANTASTIC! My mother and I are in the kitchen baking, and I wondered that there wasn’t vanilla in the mix. After taste-testing one, we decided your recipe is PERFECT and doesn’t need a thing!
    Just wanted to let you know that we’re making the Robin’s Egg Nests – I know they’ll go over very popular at my work Monday.
    AWESOME recipe!

  2. Lovely looking recipe; thanks for sharing it. You might want to check the directions in the second section. Step 13 says to continue melting in 30 minute increments, but I’m pretty sure you meant 30 second increments. Most people would figure it out, I’m sure, but any newbies to cooking might be surprised. :-O Again, absolutely lovely presentation. :-)

  3. I have been seeing lots of Easter cookies lately, but these have to be my favorite so I’m stopping in to pin them.


  4. If these taste even half as good as they look I’d eat a dozen!

    If you live anywhere there isn’t snow I’ll move in next door tomorrow.

  5. I am so in love with anything chocolate and coconut! These cookies look so insanely good! What a great job ramping up the robin egg nests!!!

  6. I totally volunteer to be your neighbor! These look so yummy! Thanks so much for partying with us at Time to Sparkle!


  7. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. We also have a $50.00 Visa Gift Card Giveaway. Here is the link to the party.
    We hope to see you there.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  8. I’ll be your neighbor!! These not only look insanely delicious but they are just about the cutest thing ever. I’m not the best baker in the world so I’m passing this recipe on to my mother in-law so she can make me some for Easter. I’m so hungry now :-)


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