Coconut Macaroon Nests a Hit at Taste of Oak Creek-Franklin

Ann at Taste of Oak CreeksquareOn Thursday, March 10, Ebenezer Child Care Centers was proud to be a part of the  “Taste of Oak Creek-Franklin” fundraising event benefiting the Oak Creek-Franklin Foundation for Education.  The event was held at the Oak Creek Community Center and approximately 18 area restaurants and businesses offered yummy food samples.

Ebenezer Child Care Center’s Oak Creek Coordinator, Ann McKillip, served a simple, yet delicious, dessert that parents can make with their children that would be perfect for spring/Easter time. Below is the recipe:

Coconut Macaroon Nests

Recipe was found on

egg macaroonsIngredients:

  • 3/4 cup (from 5 large) egg whites
  • 6 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 10 oz sweetened coconut flakes (I used Baker’s)
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • cooking spray
  • 72 mini Cadbury chocolate eggs


In a heavy saucepan combine egg whites, sugar and coconut flakes and cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently until all the ingredients combine together, about 12 minutes.  The mixture should be sticky and moist, not dry.  Remove from heat and stir in the almond and vanilla extracts.  Set aside and let it cool 10 minutes, should be warm.

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.  Spray a nonstick mini muffin tin with oil.  Drop heaping tablespoons into the tin, lightly press mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the tin to make “nests” with the back of the measuring spoon.

Bake 22 to 25 minutes, or until golden.  Let it cool 10 minutes, then carefully remove from the tin.  Arrange the nests and top each with two mini chocolate eggs

Makes 36.

Servings: 18 • Size: 2 nests • Old Points: 4 • Weight Watcher Points+: 4 pt
Calories: 158 • Fat: 8 g • Carb: 20 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 3 g • Sugar: 19 g
Sodium: 25 mg (without salt)  • Cholest: 2 mg