Bird's Nest Brownie Bites with Coconut Frosting
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Bird's Nest German Chocolate Brownie Bites

Author: Lauren Allen


For the Brownies

  • 1 cup oil (vegetable or canola oil)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the coconut frosting

  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 package cadbury mini eggs


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray muffin tins generously with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl add oil, sugar, and vanilla; mix well with electric beaters. Add eggs and mix again. Add flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt to wet ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Pour batter into muffin tins, filling each only about 1/3 full. ( If you're using a mini muffin tin, you can fill each about 2/3 full). Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until just set, taking care not to over bake them. Once cooled use a small knife to trace around each brownie bite to loosen it from the pan. Prepare coconut frosting.

For the coconut frosting

  • In a medium saucepan, mix the first five ingredients together. Stir constantly over medium heat until it comes to a slow boil. Cook, stirring constantly until it thickens - this will take about 10 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in coconut and pecans. Allow frosting to cool.
  • Place a spoonful of cooled coconut frosting on each brownie bite. Add 2 cadbury mini eggs to each brownie bite nest. Enjoy!


*Recipe makes about 30 brownie bites from a regular muffin pan, or about 50 from a mini muffin pan.