Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Egg Nests

Here comes peter cottontail

Easter is right around the corner and I am looking forward to it.  I've been in a baking mood lately and have enjoyed coming up with some different holiday creations.  This is now the third time in three weeks I've made a variation of my snickerdoodle cups.  These cups couldn't be easier and are under $5 to make. I've now stocked up on cake mix and frosting incase I need to make these on a whim.  I have to say that this is the best one yet.  My absolute favorite.  They tasted like little german chocolate cakes. 

1 box of devil's food cake mix
1 egg
1 stick of butter (melted) 
green food coloring
1 cup of coconut
Robin's Eggs (whoppers) 
Frosting of your choice 

Melt your butter then add the cake mix and then the egg. Mix until it forms dough. 

Once you get your  dough, simply scoop into a mini muffin pan. I greased mine first. 

Bake at 350* for 8-10 min (until light brown)

When your cups come out of the oven they will be slightly brown, spray a mini tart shaper with cooking spray to help them not stick and press down the center of each cup. This will make the brownie bites in to a cup. 

Once all the tops are pressed down and the bites have cooled a bit, move them to a cooling rack. 

To finish them off, fill with your favorite frosting. 
I used chocolate buttercream for this recipe.  

Place a cup of coconut in a plastic bag and add a few drops of green food coloring.  Mix thoroughly until coconut is the color you want.  Empty onto a paper towel. I let it dry for 10 minutes.  Place 1-2 tsp of coconut on top of the frosting.  
Top them off with 2-3 Robin's Eggs.  

Happy Easter!

1 comment :

  1. I love Easter and I love this fun spin on deviled eggs! Will be doing this, my boys will love it!


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