Easter Macaroons Recipe

by Lisa Douglas

This tasty Easter Macaroons recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next family get-together! These adorable macaroon nests filled with colorful candy eggs taste just as remarkable as they look!

Easter Macaroons
How to Make Easter Macaroons

Easter Macaroons Recipe

I love a good macaroon recipe, don’t you? There’s something so crumbly and delicious about the baked coconut all flaky and light yet crisp and delicious. This Easter Macaroons recipe is a fairly easy and straight-forward recipe to make, too! A great one to get the kids involved with, especially with the “smooshing” part with spoons to make the well for the “nests” part! So much fun and delicious, this is a huge kid favorite for sure!

Easter Macaroons

Easy Easter Macaroons

I love the simplicity of this macaroon recipe. It doesn’t have to be complicated to look amazing, you know? I’m a firm believer in that philosophy in everything I cook and bake. I often seek out the easiest way to make a recipe in order to make it easier to not only share with you, my readers, but also to be able to teach my kids too. They’re right along in the kitchen with me most times, you know? I don’t want them to feel overwhelmed by the idea of cooking and baking for themselves. Easy and simple is the name of the game. 🙂

Easter Macaroons Recipe

Easter Macaroons Recipe

Friends, I’m all about the baked goods for all occasions. LOL I mean, who doesn’t like cookies and cupcakes, you know? I love to bake. I do. And I love that my twelve-year-old is right in the love-for-baking trenches with me. She artfully put together these Easter Macaroons in this recipe. She’s got a hearty love of all things confectionary. She reveled in stirring the melted candy melts until smooth, she considers the process “mesmerizing,” haha! But seriously though, the fact that she loves to bake just as much as I do? It fills my heart. Get those kids in the kitchen, friends. Bake up some memories! 🙂

Simple Easter Macaroons

Simple Easter Macaroons

Using and melting candy melts make this recipe pretty simple when adding the candy eggs or jordan almonds. The candy melts harden and set, holding the candy melts or jordan almonds in place far better than say a frosting would. Plus, candy melts are pretty tasty and add that sweetness to the macaroon, you know? Just enough on top there, but not too much. We used yellow candy melts but you could easily choose another color if you wanted!

Adorable Easter Macaroons

Adorable Easter Macaroons

We used a normal sized muffin pan with twelve wells, which makes a fairly good sized macaroon, but you could easily use mini muffin pans instead. Using mini muffin pans would yield more cookies, too! Which is something to consider if you’re making these Easter Macaroons for a lot of people, say for a large family get together or party, you know? Should you opt for the mini muffin pan, you’ll have to make your parchment paper squares smaller. I’d make them about 1.5 by 1.5 inches or so.

Easy Easter Macaroons

Simple Easter Macaroons Recipe

A typical coconut macaroon such as this recipe is generally made in a round shape by spooning the macaroon mixture onto a lined baking sheet with a cookie scoop. Here, in this recipe, the macaroon is inverted and pressed to make the well for the melted candy melts and candy eggs (or jordan almonds). They’re so perfect, don’t you think? My favorite way to make coconut macaroons usually is to use a mini-muffin pan and melting CHOCOLATE in the middle of the well! It tastes like a girl scout cookie! So yum!

Simple Easter Macaroons Recipe

How to Make Easter Macaroons

To make this Easter Macaroons recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

You will also need the following tools:

Easter Macaroons Ingredients

Let’s get started! 🙂 Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

Ingredients for Easter Macaroons

Cut your parchment paper to twelve squares measuring about 3×3 inches in size. Line your each cavity of muffin pan with your square parchment pieces and set aside.

Cut Parchment Paper for Easter Macaroons

In a large bowl, mix together the shredded coconut and condensed milk until the ingredients are well combined.

Easter Macaroons Mixture

Using two spoons (size tablespoon or larger), scoop your coconut mixture into each lined muffin section, filling it up about 2/3 of the way.

Easter Macaroons in Muffin Pans

Use the back of one of your spoons to create an indent in the center of each unbaked macaroon. Creating this well before baking will help make the “nest” shape to fill later.

Easter Macaroons Ready to Bake

Bake in your preheated oven for approximately 10 to 12 minutes, keeping an eye on it. Ideally, you’ll want the edges to be browned.

Ready to Bake Easter Macaroons

Remove the macaroons from the oven and allow to cool on a cutting board or cooling rack. In the meantime, place yellow candy melts and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 20-second intervals until completely melted. Stir in between microwave sessions until smooth.

Candy Melts for Easter Macaroons
Ready to Decorate Easter Macaroons

Using another spoon, add a dollop of the melted yellow candy into the center of each macaroon.

Making Easter Macaroons

Immediately top the melted yellow candy with three candy eggs (or jordan almonds) while it’s still warm and ooey-gooey.

Adding Almonds to Easter Macaroons

Repeat the dollop of melted candy/top with candy eggs instructions for each macaroon and allow time for the melted candy to cool and set.

Decorated Easter Macaroons
Decorating Easter Macaroons

Once the candy is fully set and cooled, serve, savor, and enjoy ’em! 🙂

Easter Macaroons Ready to Serve
Simple Easter Macaroons

Easter Macaroons

This tasty Easter Macaroons recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next family get-together! These taste just as remarkable as they look!
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 12 macaroons

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cut your parchment paper to 12 squares measuring about 3×3 inches in size. Line your each cavity of your muffin pan with your square parchment pieces and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the shredded coconut and condensed milk until the ingredients are well combined. 
  • Using two spoons (size tablespoon or larger), scoop your coconut mixture into each lined muffin section, filling it up about 2/3 of the way. Use the back of one of your spoons to create an indent in the center of each unbaked macaroon. Creating this well before baking will help make the “nest” shape to fill later.
  • Bake in your preheated oven for approximately 10 to 12 minutes, keeping an eye on it. Ideally, you’ll want the edges to be browned.
  • Remove the macaroons from the oven and allow to cool on a cutting board or cooling rack.
  • In the meantime, place the yellow candy melts and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 20-second intervals until completely melted. Stir in between microwave sessions until smooth.
  • Using another spoon, add a dollop of the melted yellow candy into the center of each macaroon.
  • Immediately top the melted yellow candy with 3 candy eggs while it’s still warm and ooey-gooey.
  • Repeat the dollop of melted candy/top with candy eggs instructions for each macaroon and allow time for the melted candy to cool and set.
  • Once the candy is fully set and cooled, serve, savor, and enjoy ’em!
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What do you think? Aren’t these adorable Easter Macaroons perfect with their little candy eggs inside their macaroon nests? If you’re on the “hunt” for more Easter recipes *cough* (get it, hunt? Easter Egg Hunt? Heh.), be sure to check out our other fun Easter recipes here! We have tons of cookie recipes too along with other delicious dessert recipes, too! Should you decide make these, I’d love it you’d share what you thought with me and our family! I hope you love this recipe as much as we do!

Easy Easter Macaroons Recipe

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