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Phyllo Easter Nests

Phyllo Easter NestsThese adorable phyllo Easter nests make a lovely addition to your Easter dessert selection.

Recipe 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

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly brush 12-cup muffin pan with melted butter.
  2. For Filling: Mix nuts, sugar, cinnamon and chopped Nestlé NestEggs in medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Fill center of nests with 1 tablespoon walnut filling.
  5. 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.

Makes 12 nests.

*NESTLÉ Nesteggs are available March through mid-April.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.