Coconut Easter Baskets

By Yankee Magazine

Apr 05 2007


1/2 c. shredded coconut, tinted green with food coloring
3 tbsp. sugar
3 tbsp. margarine
2 c. corn flakes
1/2 c. chopped nuts
1/2 c. corn syrup
Miniature jelly beans or gum drops


Place coconut in container; add a few drops of food coloring; shake well until desired color; set aside. Measure syrup, sugar and butter in saucepan Bring to boil over medium heat. Boil 5 minutes longer, stir frequently. Remove from heat, add corn flakes, nuts, and coconut until well mixed. Drop by rounded tablespoons on waxed baking sheet. With buttered fingers, shape portions to resemble nests. Cool, fill with jelly beans, chocolate, or gum drops.