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Phyllo Easter Nests

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.

Phyllo Easter Nests
  • Prep Time
  • Cooking Time
  • Skill Level
    Easy
  • Makes
    12
    nests
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Ingredients

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

Instructions

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.