These adorable meringue birds nests are a beautiful addition to your Easter brunch table. Some easy meringue cookie birds nests will brighten up your holiday table or you can make them as an Easter craft with kids that will result in a beautiful afternoon snack.
This delicious and easy recipe is such a cute treat and is guaranteed to bring a smile on every kids face. They are also make-ahead which makes them a definite winner for anyone hosting a holiday meal.
And I mean, just look at these! How cute can you get?!
Birds nest meringue cookie recipe
For the meringue:
- Three egg whites (medium sized eggs)
- 170 g of sugar 3/4 of a cup
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla one pack of vanilla sugar
- Half a teaspoon of vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice
For the topping:
- Dark chocolate
- Small pastel-colored egg-shaped candies
Beat the egg whites (in a standup mixer or by hand) until firm peaks form.
Add sugar little by little.
Add vanilla and vinegar.
Keep whipping until the meringue is glossy, holds stiff peaks and you can’t feel the sugar any more while rubbing between two fingers.
Heat the oven to 95C/200F.
Pipe the meringue nests with a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle on two parchment covered baking sheets. Start piping in the center on the nest and finish with the higher parts on sides.
Bake for 90-120 minutes until the nests peel easily off the parchment paper.
Chop roughly up the dark chocolate and melt it in the microwave by 30 second increments.
You can use a piping bag or just a spoon to drizzle some melted chocolate in the middle of the meringue nests.
Place a few candy eggs on top of each nest.
And here you are: pretty and delicious meringue cookies that will be lovely for an Easter brunch or a kids Easter crafts afternoon snack.
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You can also download my list of 30 Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids so that you have healthy snacks to serve together with all the cookies and Easter chocolates.