Easter Egg Nest Brownies are fun and really easy to make! You can also make the brownies ahead of time and then let everyone decorate them at the potluck.
The inspiration for these treats came from different Easter cupcake pics that I found online. I used brownie mix, but chocolate or vanilla cake mix will work great, too.
1 batch of brownie mix (I used a box to keep things simple. 1 box will yield 12 brownies.)
1 container of pre-made vanilla frosting
2 cups sweetened, shredded coconut
Green food coloring
Assorted Easter candy
Bake the brownie mix according to directions in a greased, regular-sized muffin pan. Start checking them for doneness about 10 minutes earlier than the instructed time. Let them cool completely (If you don’t, they fall apart). Then, carefully remove them from the pan.
Mix the coconut and food coloring (start with 2 or 3 drops and add more, as needed) in a bowl until combined.
Frost the brownies. Then dip them, face down, in the coconut. Top with your favorite Easter candy and gently press it into the coconut and frosting. For extra fun, you can add a Peep to the center. Apply some frosting to the bottom of the peep and press it down on the cupcake. It bonds perfectly!
Now, you’re ready for potluck time!