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Coconut Marshmallow Nests Recipe


20 minutes
Skill Level
12 nests

Get creative with this colourful Coconut Marshmallow Nests Recipe that features a marshmallow and coconut-y nest and HERSHEY'S EGGIES Candy fill.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes


  • 1/2 tsp
    water (2 mL)
  • 3-4 drops
    green food colouring (or other food colouring)
  • 1 1/4 cups
    sweetened coconut flakes (300 mL)
  • 2/3 cup
    miniature marshmallows (150 mL)
  • 1 tbsp
    butter plus 1 tsp (20 mL)


Equipment Needed 
bowls Bowls
microwave safe bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl
microwave Microwave
measuring cups Measuring Cups
cookie sheet Cookie Sheet
wax paper Wax Paper

Combine water and food coloring in small bowl or small jar with cover or re-sealable plastic 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 candies.