Rice Krispie Treats – Eggs In A Nest

These Rice Krispies Nests are so fun, and couldn’t be easier to make!

This recipe is the perfect Easter treat, and is a great activity to do together as a family while stuck inside during quarantine!  We had so much fun making these together, that I forgot to take pictures of the boys helping me out!  I made the Rice Krispie Treats on the stove top, and when they slightly cooled, Anthony pressed them into the muffin tins, and formed them into the nests.  While he did that, we gave Joey a ziplock bag filled with shredded coconut and a little green food coloring, and he ran around the house shaking it up, helping us make sure that all of the coconut ‘grass’ was green.

If you want to switch it up a little, and make chocolate nests, use Cocoa Rice Krispies. Also, stirring in 2 tbsp of Nutella with the melted marshmallows, will give you that chocolaty flavor you’re looking for, and will make the nests brown.

I am so excited for Easter this year.  Being home has given me the opportunity to try out a lot of fun recipes that I get to share with you!  Like Bunny Butt Pancakes, Baby Chick Cheeseballs, Bunny Veggie Tray with Homemade Ranch, Bunny Bait and more!

How To Make Rice Krispie Treat Eggs In A Nest

Make Coconut Grass
In a ziplock bag, combine shredded coconut, water and food coloring, and shake to completely coat coconut.  Spread dyed coconut on a plate in a single lined with parchment to dry.

Make Rice Krispie Treats
In a large pot, melt ½ stick butter, until shimmering.  Lower heat and add marshmallows, vanilla, and a pinch of salt.  Stir until completely melted.  Remove from heat.  Stir in rice krispies cereal, and gently stir until well coated.

Form Nests
Spray a 12-cup standard muffin tin with non-stick spray.  Evenly divide Rice Krispie Treats among each cup, and with your fingers or the back of a spoon, press the center down to make a nest shape.  Let nests cool completely.

Fill Nests
Remove cooled Rice Krispie Nests from muffin tin, and fill with shredded coconut.  If using edible grass, break up into small pieces, and fill the nests.  Place 3-4 mini eggs, robins eggs or jelly beans in each nest.

CategoryDifficultyBeginner

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time20 mins

 4 tbsp butter
 1 ,10oz bag marshmallows
 6 cups rice krispies cereal
 1 tsp salt
 1 tsp vanilla
 ½ cup shredded coconut
 ¼ tsp water
 green food coloring
 mini eggs or jelly beans

1

In a small bowl combine water, 3 drops green food coloring and shredded coconut until coconut is completely green. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment to dry.

2

Meanwhile, in a large pot over medium-low heat, add butter to pan and melt completely. Stir in marshmallows, salt and vanilla and stir constantly until marshmallows are completely melted - about 5 minutes.

3

Stir in rice krispies cereal until completely coated. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray and press warm rice krispies into cups, shaping into nests. Cool completely.

4

Fill cooled nests with coconut, and mini eggs, robins eggs or jelly beans.

Ingredients

 4 tbsp butter
 1 ,10oz bag marshmallows
 6 cups rice krispies cereal
 1 tsp salt
 1 tsp vanilla
 ½ cup shredded coconut
 ¼ tsp water
 green food coloring
 mini eggs or jelly beans

Directions

1

In a small bowl combine water, 3 drops green food coloring and shredded coconut until coconut is completely green. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment to dry.

2

Meanwhile, in a large pot over medium-low heat, add butter to pan and melt completely. Stir in marshmallows, salt and vanilla and stir constantly until marshmallows are completely melted - about 5 minutes.

3

Stir in rice krispies cereal until completely coated. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray and press warm rice krispies into cups, shaping into nests. Cool completely.

4

Fill cooled nests with coconut, and mini eggs, robins eggs or jelly beans.

Rice Krispie Treats – Eggs In A Nest

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