Saturday, April 7, 2012

I Wish I Knew How To Quit Him.....

It’s not that I don’t want him anymore or that I don’t still find him totally irresistible…because I do. He dominates my thoughts with his yumminess and I find myself constantly dreaming of our next encounter. But I know our relationship is not healthy and I'm trying hard to make 2012 all about being healthy.

All of  this sneaking around in the kitchen, stealing little tastes of him whenever I can; it cannot be good. I need to get serious about this: my one vice. So what do I do? How do I break myself from the hold he has on me?

Everything in moderation is what I always say. Let's face it I will never want to give him up completely and hopefully I never have too. So maybe instead of making my favorite Nutella Swirl Pound Cake or Nutella Blondies on Easter I will indulge in my honey with these cute miniature somewhat healthier Nutella Nests.

Photo courtesy of Leah Bieszczad

Coconut Nutella Nests
(recipe courtesy Leah Bieszczad)

14 ounces sweetened shredded coconut
14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 extra-large egg whites, at room temperature
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Beat egg whites until frothy. Then mix in the condensed milk, salt and vanilla. Fold in coconut.

Drop the batter onto sheet pans lined with parchment paper in shape of nests. (Add more coconut if the dough is hard to shape)

Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.

Once cooled, put a dollop of Nutella in the middle of macaroon and add candied eggs


  1. YUM! My husband and I might fight over these, Nutella and coconut, for sure!

  2. Oo that is simple too cute! Lovely!

  3. I'm a fool for Nutella, too! I just try not to bring it home too often because my spoon will be drawn to the jar as soon as it enters the house!

  4. what doesn't taste amazing with sweetened condensed milk. these look delicious!