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Krispie Easter Nests

Krispie Easter Nests

Krispie Easter Nests

Krispie Easter Nests
5.0 rating based on 12,345 ratings
5/5 (2)
Course: Easter CookiesDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

nests

Our Rice Krispie Easter Nests are just your standard Rice Krispie Treats tinted green (or any pastel color of your choice) and formed into nests in a muffin pan. Once they’re cooled, you can fill them with mini eggs or jelly beads to complete the Easter theme.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

  • 4 cups mini marshmallows

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • 1/2 teaspoon green food color (or color of choice)

  • 5 cups crispy rice cereal such as Rice Krispies

  • 2 cups mini chocolate eggs


Directions

  • Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with non-stick spray and set aside. Place the coconut oil in a large pot on the stove over medium-low heat. Once melted, add the marshmallows, vanilla, and food coloring, and stir well until the marshmallows are melted and everything is combined and the mixture is a uniform light green color. Add the rice cereal one cup at a time, gently folding it into the marshmallow mixture, until all of the cereal is incorporated. Fill each cavity of the muffin tray, one by one, with handfuls of the cereal. Wet your hands before handling this mixture so that it won’t stick to you. With your hands, form each muffin into a nest by adding an indentation in the middle. Allow to set in the refrigerator at least 2 hours. Once they are set, remove them from the pans with a butter knife (or just pop them out if you’ve used a silicone pan). Fill each nest with mini eggs. Store in airtight containers in the refrigerator until serving. These can be made several days ahead of time, wrapped in plastic wrap or in some other airtight container, and frozen until use. Defrost completely before removing them from their airtight container to limit condensation.

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★★★★★
These were super easy. I had forgotten how easy and yummy Rice Krispie Treats are as I haven't made them in years. You could use this recipe to form basically any shape you want, but they were great for nests. I froze mine individually wrapped for a week and once defrosted they were as nice and soft as the Rice Krispie Treats I remembered. The chocolate eggs were a nice counterpoint. I had one 6-cavity metal muffin pan and one 6-cavity silicone pan. It was easier to get the nests out of the silicone pan but not too hard to remove from the metal pan, either. Just make sure you use the non-stick spray!
- Mimi in Canada

★★★★★
These were super easy. I had forgotten how easy and yummy Rice Krispie Treats are as I haven't made them in years. You could use this recipe to form basically any shape you want, but they were great for nests. I froze mine individually wrapped for a week and once defrosted they were as nice and soft as the Rice Krispie Treats I remembered. The chocolate eggs were a nice counterpoint. I had one 6-cavity metal muffin pan and one 6-cavity silicone pan. It was easier to get the nests out of the silicone pan but not too hard to remove from the metal pan, either. Just make sure you use the non-stick spray!
- Mimi in Canada
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