Spring is here and that means that Easter is not far behind! I thought I would share this cute Easter recipe with you that kids LOVE making. Easter Rice Krispies Nests are easy to make, and a family favorite, they won’t last long around your house I promise you! Plus you can shop for your favourite variety of “eggs”- what will your nests be filled with? Caramel eggs, milk chocolate egss, or even peanut butter filled eggs!
Rice Krispies treas are a family favorite around our house. Hubby doesn’t like many desserts, however rice kripsie squares are one his top choices and they always seem to disappear quickly! I always make sure to keep the ingredients on hand to whip up a batch. Using a muffin tin you and your little helpers can quickly transform rice krispie squares into rice krispie nests.
This is a great recipe to get the kids involved in the kitchen. The can help measure, stir, and make the nests. I know my little Monkey loves to get hands on in the kitchen, I just have to make sure his hands are clean before we start! Here is a throw back photo to when I only had 1 helper in the kitchen! Now I have 3 little helper who want to help with baking, and licking the spoon when we are done.
Easy Easter Rice Krispies Nests Recipe
- 6 cups Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal
- 1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- Chocolate Eggs in foil wrappers
- Marshmallow Birds
- Chocolate sprinkles (optional)
- Melt Butter and Marchnallows in microwave safe bowl at medium power stirring every 30 seconds until combined
- Mix in Rice Krispies 1 cup at a time
- Press into greased muffin tins, use thumbs to press down the centre to make nest shape
- Sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles if desired, and top with chocolate eggs and marshmallow birds
Top your nests with marshmallow Peep chicks or bunnies and chocolate eggs. These make a great Easter Dessert Idea as they travel well and are a family favourite. Get creative in the kitchen and make up some of these festive treats for Easter… or any time really!
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Post originally published March 2013