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Phyllo Easter Nests

Phyllo Easter Nests
Makes:
12 nests
Prep Time:
20
minutes
Total Time:
52
minutes
based on
2 reviews
Shredded phyllo is used to make these cute Easter Nests that are filled with a yummy mixture of chopped walnuts and chocolate. Makes for an attractive springtime dessert or snack that will fill your home with laughter.

Ingredients:

  • FILLING
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER NestEggs, finely chopped
  • PHYLLO NESTS
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 ounces (1/2 package) kataifi (shredded phyllo dough), thawed according to package directions
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 18 NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER NestEggs, wrapped

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly brush 12-cup muffin pan with melted butter.

FOR FILLING:
MIX
nuts, sugar, cinnamon and chopped Nestlé NestEggs in medium bowl. Set aside.

FOR PHYLLO NESTS:
PULL
phyllo into 1-inch-thick bundles; cut bundles into 2-inch lengths. Place phyllo in large mixer bowl and separate into a loose pile with fingers. Toss pile with sugar and cinnamon. Add remaining melted butter; toss pile. Divide phyllo mixture among muffin cups; press onto bottoms and up sides.

FILL center of nests with 1 tablespoon walnut filling.

BAKE for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are golden and crispy. Let cool completely in pan; fill each nest with 3 wrapped Nestlé NestEggs.


Reviews:

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    honey syrup

    Rosemary Harris from WEIRTON, WV

    this recipe is like a greek cookie.i made this recipe,and put the phyllo into cup-cake papers then i put the nuts then i poured a mixture of 2 cups sugar, 1 cup water,i tsp. lemon juice,and a cinnamon stick combined an boil for 20 minutes.till thickened slightly;i poured it over the nests,baked them then topped with some shaved chocolate. a very good taste.

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    good...

    Tamarandi Edmansen from Kamloops, BC

    These could have been better but I guess they were good enough for an easter treat to please the family.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12 

  • Calories: 250
  • Calories from Fat: 120
  • Total Fat: 13g (20% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 6g (28% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 10mg (4% of DV)
  • Sodium: 140mg (6% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 32g (11% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (5% of DV)
  • Sugars: 19g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 4% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Phyllo Easter Nests

Ingredients

  • FILLING
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER NestEggs, finely chopped
  • PHYLLO NESTS
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 ounces (1/2 package) kataifi (shredded phyllo dough), thawed according to package directions
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 18 NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER NestEggs, wrapped

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly brush 12-cup muffin pan with melted butter.

FOR FILLING:
MIX
nuts, sugar, cinnamon and chopped Nestlé NestEggs in medium bowl. Set aside.

FOR PHYLLO NESTS:
PULL
phyllo into 1-inch-thick bundles; cut bundles into 2-inch lengths. Place phyllo in large mixer bowl and separate into a loose pile with fingers. Toss pile with sugar and cinnamon. Add remaining melted butter; toss pile. Divide phyllo mixture among muffin cups; press onto bottoms and up sides.

FILL center of nests with 1 tablespoon walnut filling.

BAKE for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are golden and crispy. Let cool completely in pan; fill each nest with 3 wrapped Nestlé NestEggs.

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