Toasted Coconut Chocolate Nests
Making these Toasted Coconut Chocolate Nests was a total inspiration in a moment of desperation. Am I the only one who does that? I hope not. I needed a big batch of something that would sell well at a bake sale. These nests are very reminiscent of the chocolate version of the Russel Stover’s Coconut Nests. Luckily it turns out that homemade Toasted Coconut Chocolate Nests do sell well at bake sales. WHEW!
Our school hosts a yearly circus and it’s always the sixth’s grade job to hold a bake sale as part of the concessions. I knew I had a bake sale coming up even before my kids mentioned it to me. It just snuck up on me, along with Alaskan Spring Break, which happens the first week of March. When they asked what “we” were taking to the bake sale I drew a blank. And by blank I mean complete empty slate, I couldn’t envision beyond cookies.
When I stopped to grab ingredients I suddenly decided to make these easy little nests. Sort of the like these DIY Coconut Granola Nests from last year but just very simple. Toasted oats, toasted coconut, chocolate and jelly beans and that’s it. They turned out so well I made them again for Palmer Food Swap. Twice in one week means this recipe is a keeper.
I made them with semisweet chocolate the first time around and they worked perfectly. When I made them for Palmer Food Swap I changed it up and made them with milk chocolate instead. Each time they worked perfectly. Moral of the story is feel free to use whatever kind of chocolate you have on hand, light or dark or mix them together. I didn’t mention white chocolate because I didn’t use it but hey try it and let me know how it goes?