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Oh For Cute: Chocolate Crinkle Nests

Check Easter treats off your list! These cake-mix crinkles-turned-nests are totally cute and totally easy.
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Too cute to keep to yourself, these Chocolate Crinkle Nests are an easy Easter baking activity to enjoy with your little ones. Here’s how it’s done! 

What you’ll need:

  • Ingredients for Cake Mix Fudge Crinkle Cookies
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut
  • 1 bag candy-coated chocolate eggs
  • Green food coloring 
  • Quart-sized plastic zip-top bag
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups
  • Tablespoon
  • Cookie sheet
  • Cooling rack

How to: 

1. In quart-sized plastic zip-top bag, combine shredded coconut and two to three drops of green food coloring. Seal bag and shake to combine, adding more coloring a drop at a time until desired color of green is reached. Set aside, assemble your other ingredients and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

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2.  Prepare Cake Mix Fudge Crinkle Cookie dough and refrigerate 15-30 minutes, until firm. Once dough has firmed up, using a tablespoon, scoop and roll into 1 1/2-inch balls.

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3.  Coat each dough ball in powdered sugar.

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4.  On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls about 2 inches apart.

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5.  Pop in oven and bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set.

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6.  Cool two minutes, then, working quickly, make thumbprint indentations.

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7.  Fill each indentation with a sprinkling of tinted coconut, about 1 tablespoon per cookie.

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8.  Fill each coconut “nest” with three candy-coated chocolate eggs.

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9.  Carefully remove cookies from cookie sheet to cooling rack and cool completely.

Tip: Jelly beans or pastel malted milk balls would also make good “eggs!”

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