Carousel Candies Bird Nest Recipe

Do you LOVE coconut? I do! If you don’t enjoy coconut, or are allergic (my husband refuses to eat coconut) use small pretzel sticks as a substitute or crispy chow mein noodle pieces.

This is a fun memory. Feel free to share your Easter baking tips, I can be reached at huckleberryhilladventure@gmail.com. Happy Easter with love and many blessings, Maxine (A.K.A. “Molly”)

We are sharing famous Carousel Candies recipe for Easter bird nests. This no-bake recipe is fun and easy, perfect for all hands to join in and make amazing spring memories.

Join us for a bird nest ‘Eggstravaganza’ here at huckleberry hill!

I have been inspired by vintage Easter nest cards, don’t you love retro vibes?

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It was interesting for me to learn why Easter eggs are used for Easter. It is a common element in various cultures for spring time. Eggs, in general, are a symbol of fertilizing and rebirth. For Christians, Easter eggs symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus, from which Jesus is resurrected.

Inspired by all things spring time (and with Easter egg nests on my mind), I enjoyed a recent walk down historic Monterey Fisherman’s Wharf. I took the time to really take in the visual feast of all of the Easter handmade items at Carousel Candies.

 I do love that they are a family owned business, with an amazing history on Monterey Bay. The products, so unique and perfect for Easter Sunday delights. They also make the most addictive huckleberry confections and sell my autographed Huckleberry Hill books. I feel so honored that they support me as a local author and blogger.

Best of all, Carousel Candies is offering a 20% discount on purchase of all homemade candies and Easter candy items.

I asked Elizabeth Elves, the business owner of Carousel Candies, if there was a gourmet confection recipe that she would recommend making at home. She said that the ‘haystacks’ recipe makes an adorable Easter bird nest. Here is her recipe:


-Carousel Candies-

-Bird Nest Recipe-


Favorite high quality chocolate (Carousel Candies only uses the very best Belgium chocolate) either milk chocolate, dark or white

Fresh shredded coconut (pretzel mini sticks or chow mein crispy noodle pieces also work well)

Little mini jelly beans (for eggs in the nest)

Double Boiler

Cupcake liners


Over double boiler gently stir and melt chocolate of choice. Add in fresh shredded coconut once the chocolate is melted and smooth, add enough coconut to make thick. Spoon into cupcake cup and indent a ‘nest’ shape with thumb or spoon. Add jelly beans for eggs. Enjoy!


I am so inspired. I’ve delved into a spring Easter nest theme this year. For Easter all the ladies will wear an Easter bonnet for our Sunday celebration. Don’t you LOVE these?

What about Easter nest napkin rings and centerpieces? The inspiration is never ending!

I am even thrilled to add Easter nests to outdoor window boxes and centerpieces. This outdoor image has given me over the top wonder inspiration:


What are your favorite Easter recipes, traditions and stories? Feel free to share. I can be reached at huckleberryhilladventure@gmail.com. Happy Easter with health and many blessings always. XOXO Maxine (A.K.A. “Molly”)

purple petaled flowers centerpiece
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