No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Nests

Looking for an easy Easter Treat? These Healthy Easter Nests are a great option for you.

Chocolate coconut nests with colorful fudge eggs on top

Easter is of course about so much more than candy, but inevitably, sweet treats can be a big part of the celebrations. One of my all time favorite Easter treats used to be the Cadbury Chocolate Eggs.  Not the large filled ones, but the small chocolate ones.

You can see loads of sugar-laden homemade nests filled with those eggs on Pinterest.  I love them, but the sugar and artificial food colors don't love us, so here's is a recipe for Healthy Easter Nests that almost anyone can enjoy.

In past years, I've shared some amazing roundups of healthy Easter recipes, including this post and this one. which are sure to keep you hopping from one treat to the next. And these Chocolate Truffles with a Kick, Almond Joy Bars, and Grasshopper Bars would all be fabulous for Easter as well.

One of the recipes that I shared before is these No-Bake Healthy Chocolate Easter Nests. However, both the photo and the recipe needed some revamping, so I'm sharing the new and improved version with you now.

More On these Healthy Easter Nests

No HCFS, artificial food colors, soy, or refined sugar in these healthy easter nests. Just healthful ingredients to make your celebration a healthy one with no sugar crashes later. You can read why we avoid sugar here, and get more information on candida here. Soy can be a real problem for many of us, including those of us with thyroid conditions. You can read about other foods that can contribute to thyroid issues here.

If you are able to eat cocoa, the chocolate version does taste better in my opinion, but the stimulants in cocoa can be rough on those with adrenal and thyroid concerns. You can read more about adrenal fatigue here and thyroid disease here.

Three chocolate coconut nests with colorful fudge eggs

Recipe Notes and Substitutions for Healthy Easter Nests


Chocolate coconut nest with colorful fudge eggs in it

No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Nests

These No-Bake Healthy Chocolate Easter Nests make it easy to have a healthful Easter celebration without the typical sugar crash.
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: AIP, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo, Vegan



  • Place coconut butter and nut butter in the top of a double boiler, or soften in a pan over very low heat. If using a double boiler, simply turn the heat up until the water boils, then turn it down to a simmer. Heat the coconut butter until smooth.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Mold approximately 2 tablespoons of the mixture into a ball. Flatten partially and make a small indentation in the middle. Place them in a small container, lining with parchment paper if desired. It's a bit helpful, but not necessary.
  • Place the “eggs” in the indentation, using slight pressure so that they will stick when the nests harden.
  • Place the nests in the refrigerator to cool for 1 to 1½ hours. These do not need to be stored in the refrigerator, but the "eggs" will soften outside of the fridge.

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is merely an approximation. Optional ingredients are not included and when there is an alternative, the primary ingredient is typically used. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts since they have been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

My kids were very happy to get these. It's not often I spend a bunch of time making "cutesy" treats anymore. But I do love spending the extra time for holidays and such.

I hope you and your family enjoy these healthy easter nests too!

What is your favorite Easter Treat? 
What will you be making this year?

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  1. "Place coconut butter and ? in the top of a double boiler..." What goes with the coconut butter? I would assume the nut butter but just want to make sure 🙂

    1. So sorry - I missed that. Yes, the nut butter can go in as well. I actually added mine in later and it blended in just fine that way too. Hope they work for you!

  2. So sorry, I"m not "finding" out how to make the eggs? I'm a newbie to Glycerine & Jerusalem artichoke....guessing that's what the eggs are made of? I've reread this several times!? Amounts? Ratios? These look great, what's not to like! Would love to try these but don't feel supported or confident enough to wing it & I'd hate to use Jelly Beans & defeat the purpose! Thanks

  3. Thanks for including the link to the avocado truffles. One of my brothers was just asking for suggestions for avocado. Since he no longer eats dairy these will be perfect for him. Plus he has experience making truffles; I think he took a class.

    1. You are welcome. We LOVE those truffles. Check out the Grasshopper Bars too! We just finished off a double batch.