Fun Macroons to Make for Easter Weekend or to Celebrate Spring's Arrival!
Easter is just around the corner and you have the rest of this week to prepare all the weekend festive foods and desserts. Seems like time to get organized, but when you get busy, we know that time flies.
We saw this recipe for these little LEMON MACAROON CHICKS and thought they’d be a fun Easter or spring food activity to make with the kids. If not, then they’d make a cute addition to your family spread over the Easter weekend or would be something unique for a potluck. Possibly, you’d just like to enjoy the cute dessert for spring. There are lots of recipes out there to make some delicious food at home, so take your time to appreciate life and enjoy!
Lemon Macaroon Chicks
Recipe courtesy Morgan Hass for Food Network Kitchens
Total Time: 55 min
Prep: 30 min
Inactive: 5 min
Cook: 20 min
about 30 chicks
One 14-ounce bag sweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup prepared lemon curd
4 large egg whites
Pinch fine salt
15 small orange and/or yellow jelly beans
60 mini chocolate chips (about 2 tablespoons)
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Combine the coconut, lemon curd, egg whites and salt with a spatula in a medium bowl until a uniform consistency.
Roll generous tablespoons of the mixture into egg shapes, setting them big-side down onto the prepared baking sheets. Repeat with the rest of the mix. Bake until the bottom and a few of the coconut frays turn deep golden brown, about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, cut the jelly beans in half lengthwise and set aside.
Remove the macaroons from the oven and let them cool enough to handle, but are still warm, about 5 minutes.
Take one of the jelly bean halves and pinch an end to make a pointed beak. Hold the point, shiny-side up, and push the rounded end into the side of a macaroon. Push 2 mini chocolate chips, peak-side in, into the macaroon on either side of the beak for eyes. Repeat with the rest of the macaroons and serve.
Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/lemon-macaroon-chicks-recipe.html?ic1=obinsite&oc=linkback
If you'd like to make some simple bird's nest macaroons instead, check out this site, Lemon Tree Dwelling (external to HideAway Inn): http://www.lemontreedwelling.com/2013/03/macaroon-nests.html
Photo courtesy of Lemon Tree Dwelling
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