Rice Krispies Nests
Whether you need an easy dessert for spring or Rice Krispie treats for Easter, this simple Rice Krispies Nests recipe is bound to be a hit! As Rice Krispie treat ideas go, if you have a muffin pan handy, anyone can make this.
While this is one of those recipes that is great for the spring holidays, it is also a cute homemade craft!
Place some edible grass and M&M’s robin’s eggs on top of your nests and you’re set! They would pair perfectly with my Brownie Blooms chocolate brownies if you need additional desserts!
My kids like to help me in the kitchen, but they always like to see the full picture of what we’re making before we begin. So something like these Rice Krispies Nests are ideas that most children should be able to conjure as they are working.
There are so many places that these would come in handy – everywhere from a school bake sale to a birthday party to a treat on the sports field. This is the kind of unique dessert that you can break out every season and be known for!
Rice Krispies Nests Recipe
10 oz bag miniature marshmallows
3 Tbsp butter
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal (I used Kellogg’s)
1 large bag M&M’s Easter peanut chocolate candy
1 package green edible Easter grass (green apple)
1 tub vanilla frosting
Grease a large muffin pan with non stick cooking spray.
Heat your marshmallows and butter in a microwave safe bowl for 2 minutes or until your marshmallows get puffy and your butter is slightly melted. Feel free to stir every 30 seconds if you’d like.
Remove your bowl from the microwave and mix in your cereal. Stir until the cereal is evenly coated. It will be sticky, but it should be!
With a spoon, scoop your coated Rice Krispies into your greased muffin cups, pressing the center down to make a nest like shape. You can use a small juice glass to help with the shape, but it’s not necessary if you feel able to do it with your fingers.
Freeze your pan for 15 minutes to help the marshmallow and Rice Krispies harden and retain their shape.
After 15 minutes, fill each nest with a small amount of frosting. I used a piping bag, but you can use a spoon if that’s easier.
Break apart your edible grass and stick it onto the frosting. Add three peanut M&M’s to each nest and serve!
If you have trouble finding “grass” during the off-seasons, you can opt for something like apple fruit leathers or green Fruit Roll-Ups. Just cut them into small strips or even tiny squares and layer them the way you see in the photos. Enjoy!
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 342Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 191mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 0gSugar: 43gProtein: 2g
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietician. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.