Birds Nest Topper Recipe

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  • 3 to 4 drops blue food coloring, optional
  • 32 large marshmallows
  • 1 tbsp butter


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine coconut and food coloring, if desired. Seal bag and shake to tint coconut; set aside.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, microwave marshmallows and butter until melted; stir until smooth. Stir in toasted coconut until combined. With greased hands, shape mixture into small eggs, about 1-1/2 inches long. Add eggs a few at a time, to coconut; shake vigorously to coat. Place eggs on a waxed paper-lined sheet; let stand until set.
  3. Shaved Coconut Nest: Pierce the eyes of a fresh coconut with hammer and clean nail. Invert coconut into a colander set in a bowl to drain liquid. Using the hammer, crack the coconut in half. With the end of a vegetable peeler, pry the coconut meat from the shell, keeping coconut in large pieces for longer strips. Using the peeler, cut coconut into very thin strips, cutting along the brown skin for color.
  4. Arrange coconut in single layer on ungreased baking sheets. Let stand at room temperature 1 hour or until dry to the touch. Bake at 350° for 5-10 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally. Arrange on cake to form a nest; fill with Coconut Bird Eggs. Yield: About 8-12 eggs.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 875.45 Kcal (3665 kJ)
Calories from fat 572.75 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 63.64g 98%
Cholesterol 3.82mg 1%
Sodium 71.01mg 3%
Potassium 728.45mg 15%
Total Carbs 78.38g 26%
Sugars 17.9g 72%
Dietary Fiber 1.8g 7%
Protein 7.11g 14%
Vitamin C 3mg 5%
Iron 3.9mg 22%
Calcium 36mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 518.4 Kcal (2170 kJ)
Calories from fat 339.16 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37.68g 98%
Cholesterol 2.26mg 1%
Sodium 42.05mg 3%
Potassium 431.35mg 15%
Total Carbs 46.41g 26%
Sugars 10.6g 72%
Dietary Fiber 1.07g 7%
Protein 4.21g 14%
Vitamin C 1.8mg 5%
Iron 2.3mg 22%
Calcium 21.3mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 22.5
  • 25

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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