Make charming presentations for holiday candies with these miniature birds' nests, fashioned from shredded coconut, milk, melted almond bark and a touch of food coloring. The recipe calls for green food coloring, but feel free to experiment!
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 3 drops green food coloring
- 1/2 teaspoon milk
- 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
- 6 ounces white confectioners' coating
In a small bowl, mix food coloring with milk; add coconut and mix until evenly tinted; set aside.
Melt confectioners' coating over a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring every 15 to 30 seconds until smooth. Mix with coconut mixture and place by spoonfuls on waxed paper. Shape mixture like a bird's nest, making a slight indentation in the center of each one.
Cool completely and decorate by placing candies in the center of each nest.