These Easter Rice Krispie Nests are adorable nest shaped rice krispie treats filled with green frosting, and chocolate egg candies to look like cute spring bird nests. Such a fun, and delicious Easter treat!
Rice Krispie treats are one of my favorite no bake treats, I love jazzing them up for a variety of holidays, and these rice krispie nests are so fun to make during the spring season, or especially for a fun Easter treat.
When you’re busy making ham, potatoes, and all the yummy things for Easter dinner, sometimes you want an easy dessert at the end, and these are a perfect solution. So fun for kids and adults.
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How to make Rice Krispie Nests?
The rice krispie part of the tests is made like any other rice krispie treat. Start by melting the butter in a large pot over medium low heat. (Low heat is good to keep the treats soft). Then add the mini marshmallows and let them melt, stirring the whole time. Stir in the vanilla extract, salt, and cereal until the cereal is evenly coated in the marshmallow mixture.
Scoop the rice krispies evenly into two muffin tins (Mine made about 20-22 nests in a regular muffin tin) and press them into the bottom and sides. Slightly press the top of each nest down with a spoon.
Stir about 5 drops of green food coloring into a bowl with vanilla frosting. (I just used frosting from a can). Scoop the frosting into a piping bag or ziplock bag with a tip (I used a 1M tip) and pipe the icing into east treat to make a test.
Tips for making Rice Krispie Nests:
- Make sure to use fresh ingredients for your rice krispie treats. If you have old cereal or marshmallows you will taste it in your treats.
- You can make your own buttercream frosting if you don’t want to use frosting from a can. You need about 2 cups.
- You could also substitute the green vanilla frosting for a chocolate frosting.
- Add some shredded coconut on top of the frosting to look like grass. (Toss it in a bowl with food coloring to make it green, then spread it out on parchment paper to dry.
- I used Cadbury Eggs for the eggs on the nest, but you could also use Robin Eggs, or Easter Egg M&Ms instead.
- Store any leftover rice krispie nests in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 days.
These Rice Krispie Nests are the perfect treat for when you need something quick, and easy, and so delicious. They’re ready in less than an hour, without any baking, and they’re so cute and tasty dressed up with some yummy frosting, and chocolate eggs, that no one will be able to say no!
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Easter Rice Krispie Nests
- 4 TBS butter
- 16 oz mini marshmallows
- 9 cups crisp rice cereal
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 16 oz white frosting (vanilla or cheese work great)
- green food coloring
- green grass sprinkles (optional)
- 60 Chocolate Easter Egg Candies
- Grease a muffin pan (or two) with nonstick spray.
- Add the butter to a large pot over medium low heat.
- Once it is melted, add in the mini marshmallows and stir them together till the marshmallows are totally melted.
- Add in the crisp rice cereal, vanilla extract, and salt and stir it all together until the cereal is evenly coated.
- Spoon rice krispie treats into the prepared muffin pan spots and press the middle down the a spoon.
- Let them set for 20-30 minutes.
- Stir the frosting in a bowl with the green food coloring until the color is mixed evenly.
- Scoop the frosting into a ziplock bag, or piping bag, and pipe it evenly into the tops of the rice krispie treats.
- Sprinkle the tops with sprinkles if desired.
- Top each nest with three chocolate Easter candies.