Whether you need an easy dessert for spring or Rice Krispie treats for Easter, these Rice Krispie Nests are bound to be a hit! Fun and tasty!
Rice Krispie Bird Nests
These fun Rice Krispie Easter Nests are going to be a fun addition to your next Easter gathering! As Rice Krispie treat ideas go, if you have a muffin pan handy, anyone can make these.
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 Rice Krispie nests and you’re set!
If you can’t find the exact mini chocolate eggs that I use, try to make do. Use jelly beans, cadbury mini eggs, peanut butter Easter eggs or any other candy eggs that you can get your hands on.
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. You could also create some green coconut flakes with some green food coloring!
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 if your children are able to envision what a regular bird’s nest looks like, they’ll easily be able to put together these Rice Krispies Nests.
These Easter treats are so much fun to make and a great activity for kids of all ages. They’re a no bake dessert that is perfect to serve at Easter brunch along with all of your other Easter treats. Plus, since they fit right into a greased muffin tin, they’re a perfect dessert to transport to an Easter party!
There are so many other places that these would come in handy as well – everywhere from a school bake sale to a birthday party to a fun treat on the sports field. This is the kind of unique dessert that you can break out every season and be known for bringing!
Rice Krispies Nests Recipe
How To Make:
10 oz bag miniature marshmallows
3 Tbsp butter
6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal (or any crispy rice cereal)
1 tub vanilla frosting
1 large bag M&M’s Easter peanut chocolate candy
1 package green edible Easter grass (green apple)
Grease a large muffin pan with non stick cooking spray.
Empty your bag of marshmallows and butter into a large microwave-safe bowl. Heat them in the microwave 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.
If you’d prefer not to use the microwave, melt your butter and marshmallows in a large pot over medium to low heat instead. This will make the first step take longer, but please do what you’re most comfortable with.
Remove your bowl from the microwave and mix your cereal into your melted marshmallow. Stir until the cereal is evenly coated. It will be sticky, but it should be!
With a spoon, scoop your coated Rice Krispies marshmallow mixture into your greased muffin cups, pressing the center down to make a nest-like shape. You can use a small juice glass or the back of a spoon to help with the nest shapes, 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!
Store these Rice Krispies treats in an airtight container so that the whole family has time to enjoy these little nests.
How Long Does It Take For Rice Krispie Treats To Harden?
If you place the muffin tin in the freezer, it will accelerate the hardening process and they should be hard enough to work with in 15 minutes. If you leave them out, I would give them an hour to cool and harden before moving to the next step.
Why Are My Rice Krispie Treats Falling Apart?
There are two reasons that your krispy treats might be falling apart. First, you have to make sure to have enough marshmallows to bind everything together. If you are using the full 10 oz bag in this recipe, you won’t have a problem. If you use less, they may fall apart. Second, be sure to give the krispie treats enough time to set. If they are still hot or even warm, they haven’t had enough time to bind.
Are You Looking For More Easy Spring Desserts? Here Are Some Of My Favorites:
- Brownie Blooms
- Sunflower Cupcakes
- Baseball Snack Cakes On A Stick
- Blue Sky Jello
- Watermelon Cheesecake Dip
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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.