Linda Stahl: Hi! I'm Linda Stahl with Hershey's Kitchens. Today, I'm going to be showing you how to make coconut marshmallow nest. To get started, we're going to fist tint our coconut.
To do that, we're going to take a food safe plastic storage bag. I'm going to add one half teaspoon of water and to that, I'm going to add three drops of green food color. I'm going to simply add one and a quarter cups coconut, shake the bag and leave the bag until you get the color distributed evenly. It's pretty good color, so we're ready with that, we are going to put that aside. The next step is to add one table spoon, plus one teaspoon of butter, to two-thirds cup of marshmallows. We're going to microwave these until they are melted and smooth when stirred.
Now that we've pulled our butter and marshmallow mixture out of the microwave and it's ready, all we need to do is stir in the coconut. You are going to stir and mix this until it is very evenly blended. The next step is to drop this into twelve even sized mounds on a wax paper line tray. I think these are pretty even now, and so what I'll do now is to use wet fingers and you are going to shake and mould your little nest. And the reason, you are wetting your fingers is so that the coconut mixture doesn't stick to them.
So these are ready to go. All you need to do is give them a few hours to air dry so that they are firm enough to hold your Easter candies. Our coconut nests have been sitting for several hours and they are ready to be filled.
I'm going to fill this first one with Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans. This one I'm going to fill with Cadbury candy coated mini eggs and this one I'm going to fill with Hershey's candy coated milk chocolate eggs. So there you have it, coconut marshmallow nest. A quick and easy Easter treat. Enjoy!