Quick and easy Easter Nests that are made out of coconut chips coated in chocolate. Those take literally 10 min to make and are foolproof so go on and give them a try.
2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
approximately 1 cup vegan chocolate
favourite oval shaped nut or candy
Preheat oven to 350°F / 165°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Spread the shredded coconut on the parchment paper and bake for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the coconut is golden brown and slightly crispy. (keep an eye on it as is burns easily) Transfer to a large mixing bowl and set aside.
Melt the chocolate in a hot water bath, when done pour over the toasted coconut and turn the mixture with a spatula until the coconut is fully coated.
Allow the bowl to sit for 5 minutes to let the mixture begin to stiffen, then scoop 2 tbsp balls back onto the parchment lined baking tray and press down with the spatula or the back of a spoon to form small “nests”, careful to leave a dip in the centre.
Now you can fill the centre with your favourite round oval shaped candy or round nut.
Freeze to set quickly and enjoy!
You can store the leftovers in the fridge and keep in mind that they will melt and fall apart if kept too long at room temperature.
Nut triangles are a sweet treat from Germany that consist of a dry base with some crunchy nut mix on top. They are especially delicious if coated in chocolate and taste really good either as desert or afternoon treat with tea or coffee.
350 g whole grain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
100 g coconut oil (melted)
90 g sugar (I used 1/2 coconut sugar )
10 tbsp water
450 g nuts
90 g coconut oil
175 g apple sauce
80 g sugar
cinnamon or every other spice you like
Combine all the ingredients of the first paragraph with an electric mixer and work the dough with your hands, dispersing it into a smooth ball.
Grease your baking tray with some coconut oil and spread the dough with your hands, evenly to cover the whole surface. (You could also roll out the dough beforehand and then flip it onto the tray). Puncture the dough with a fork at several places to create small holes which let the air get through more easily.
Preheat the oven to 180° C / 356 °F
Grind the nuts in a food processor. Place the coconut oil, apple sauce, sugar and spices in a pan and bring to a boil. Take off the heat and stir the nuts through until combined. Then spread the mixture evenly onto the dough on your baking tray. (this gets easier if you spoon the mixture onto several places and spread it evenly from there)
Place the nut triangles in the oven for 20-25 min until golden brown and let them cool afterwards.
Cut them in triangular shapes and melt some chocolate in a hot water bath.
Drizzle chocolate onto the triangles or dip them into the chocolate and afterwards let them cool on some parchment paper until the chocolate is set. Keep them in the fridge for a few days and ENJOY !