Was perusing Pinterest before Easter, and of course it was full of Easter treats recipes. One that stood out to me though, were these coconut macaroon nests. For the one and only reason…simplicity!! With only a few ingredients, it was pretty easy for me to decide to try this recipe out. It was the perfect choice to make while our son was having Daddy time playing. I was able to whip them up quickly and the nests were done before his bed time. Instead of melting white chocolate (we’re not much fans of it any way), I hacked it with cookie icing, to stick the eggs to the nests. Not as pretty, but I think I actually, almost nailed it visually LOL For me the recipe made 24, since it seems I put a bit more of the mixture in each mini cupcake holder 😉 They were yummy, though on the much sweeter side. I may cut the sugar in half the next time I try, since the coconut flakes are already sweetened. All in all, it’s a super cute treat for Easter or for spring in general. Because who really needs a holiday as an excuse to eat – right?! The link for the recipe is below. Give it a try and let me know what you think of it!!
How cute are these Easter treats?? I didn’t get to make the treat I wanted, but will get to it soon enough 🙂
Our son spent the afternoon ‘hunting’ for eggs at our home ❤
And as he was having fun, we had a pork tenderloin cooking in the CrockPot. The recipe was simple, which was a must, and it was all placed into the pot in minutes. I cooked it for 6hrs, but next time, I’ll probably check the temp around 4hrs. The only things I did differently, is use fresh sliced onion, placed underneath the tenderloin and used real garlic. I’m glad I did too. The meat itself fell apart, and was flavourful with the onions and garlic. We had herb and garlic (thanks to Boursin!!) mashed potatoes and honey balsamic roasted brussels sprouts along with it – yummy!!
And with the blessings of Easter, comes a day filled with yummy food – am I right?! 😀 Nothing says Easter like a simple ham dinner, and so we had just that!! With smashed potatoes made, with Philly Garlic and Herb cooking cream, and a bit of milk. I do need to make smashed potatoes with Boursin cheese, as I’ve heard rave reviews about it. Next time!! We also had a nummy side of seasoned roasted broccoli, which roasts in 15mins at 450 degrees.
Of course, no Easter dinner is complete without dessert!! And I decided to make a Chocolate Fudge cake with chocolate frosting, decorated with Cadbury Mini Eggs 🙂 Now, I know it’s easy to make a cake from scratch, but I did have this Betty Crocker cake mix that was screaming to be made. And I always buy the frosting for the sheer convenience, and ease of use. Put these ingredients all together and voila!!