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Dark Chocolate Easter Bird Nests

Updated: Apr 8

These were a favourite of mine growing up. I've done a bit of tweaking on the original recipe with some grown-up additions. These can be shaped into cookies, or bliss balls or anything really but they are especially cute made into little nests while Easter eggs are available at supermarkets. Photo by Saskia Roch, Based on a recipe by The Vegan Hucklebuck


1/4 cup melted coconut oil

2 Tbsp nut butter of choice (optional)

2/3 cup cacao powder (or regular cocoa)

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups shredded coconut

1/4 tsp of sea salt


Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the wet ingredients and mix them all together. That's it!

You can now shape them however you'd like and whatever size you'd like and place them on a baking paper lined tray and put them in the fridge to set.

Decorate with your favourite colourful chocolate eggs (optional but so cute).

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Michelle Yandle Nutrition

Waitara, New Zealand