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Coconut Easter Baskets

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Coconut Easter Baskets

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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.
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