Brownie bites are topped with coconut and a candy egg to make Mini Easter Brownie Nests! These little treats are perfect to serve at your Easter party!
Easter falling this early really put a damper on my Easter baking plans! Last year I made lots of fun Easter treats for you but this year I only had a chance to make one. So I figured if I was only making one, it better be good! I turned my favorite dessert (brownies!) into mini Easter Brownie Nests! These little treats are really easy to make, taste delicious, and are so cute. They are perfect to serve at an Easter party!
To make these brownie nests, I started out with brownie bites, which is just brownie batter baked in mini muffin tins. Then for the “grass” part of the nest, I used sweetened shredded coconut. I just placed a little bunch in the center of each unbaked brownie bite. When you bake the brownies, the coconut gets all browned and toasty! The brownies tend to puff up a bit in the oven while they are baking, so right when I take them out of the oven, I gently press on the centers with the handle of a wooden spoon to make a little indent. This is so that the brownie nests can hold the candy eggs!
Once the brownies are cool, place one or two candy eggs in each brownie bite. I used Cadbury mini eggs because I liked their small size, but you could use any kind of candy egg you want. In fact, I ran out of Cadbury eggs so I had to use a few Reese’s eggs too. Jellybeans would also look adorable!
Make sure to spray the mini muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray, and spray it very well. These little brownies tend to stick in the pan! I just ran a sharp knife around the edges of any of my stuck brownies, and then they popped right out.
I love mini food. It looks so cute, and it is nice to just be able to have a a little taste of dessert. These are great to serve at an Easter party so that people can grab one and pop it in their mouth. Although it might be hard to stop at just one…
What are your favorite Easter desserts?
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