|see the ooze?|
It is really so simple and yet so lovely and festive!
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 large egg white
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. salt
4 cups sweetened coconut
1 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup heavy cream
egg shaped candy
Preheat oven to 325 ˚. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
In a large bowl, stir together sweetened condensed milk, egg white, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir until combined. Add in the coconut and mix well.
Scoop batter in 2 Tbsp portions on prepared pan. Form the cookies into the shape of the bird nest. Make sure your well is deep and the edges are high. Press down the center with your thumb.
Bake cookies for 12 minutes or until they become slightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and press the center of the nests again. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes until set. Remove with spatula.
Meanwhile, make the ganache by mixing the chocolate chips and cream in a microwave safe bowl. Stir together and cook in microwave at 30 second increments, stirring in between until fully melted and well mixed. (If it seems too thick, add a tad more cream, if too thin, then add more chocolate chips).
Place a spoonful of the ganache in the nests and place a few candy eggs on top.
Let set. (If you want to speed this along, you may refrigerate them).
These can be made and stored in an airtight container for 3 days or so.
Makes about 12 nests.
|simply stir together the few ingredients|
|and make piles with DEEP nests|
|bake til dry and toasty.|
|I put a couple in little bags to take to Lucy's teachers today for a Spring Break "happy".|
|some family members got a little out of hand with the dipping|