You can go right ahead and blame Pinterest for this Easter Egg obsession I’ve had recently.
But at the same time, they’re so cute I don’t even care. Judge away. I’ll be sitting here enjoying my crispy, marshmallow-y deliciousness while you do that.
The best thing about these Easter confections? So easy. That said, I’ve had a few questions from folks already about making the perfect Rice Krispies Treat and here’s the key:
LOW AND SLOW. Don’t put the heat up too high on the butter and marshmallows! And don’t let the marshmallows continue to cook once they’re all melted. I actually sometimes shut off the heat when there are some lumps in it, and I just continue stirring until smooth. Then I add the Rice Krispies immediately and stir to combine.
Another thing that really helps? A GOOD nonstick saucepan or pot. I use these T-Fal nonstick Thermo-spot technology pans and I swear they are the best I’ve ever used. Nothing sticks to this shit. NOTHING. They’re so easy to clean.
I also couldn’t find edible grass or anything close enough to that, so I found some rainbow Airheads and chopped them into very thin strips. But I don’t recommend this as an “easy” step, I just really wanted something that resembled grass and this was the closest I came to that.
Rice Krispies Treats Easter Egg Nests
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 (10 oz) package mini or regular marshmallows
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
For the filling:
- Cadbury Mini Eggs
- Robin Eggs
- Edible grass/green Airheads cut into strips
- Coconut oil or butter spray
- Muffin pan
- In a large, nonstick saucepan or pot over medium-low heat, add the butter and let melt for about 30 seconds. Add marshmallows. Stir frequently, low and slow, until all the marshmallows are mostly melted. If you see a few lumps, that’s fine!
- Turn off the heat, continue stirring and then add the Rice Krispies. Fold/mix slowly to incorporate until the cereal is well-coated in marshmallows. Set aside to cool just enough so you can handle it (you want it to still be a bit warm so you can shape it easily in the muffin pan).
- Grease the muffin pan cups with the coconut oil/butter spray. While the mixture is still warm, add some coconut/butter spray to your hands so the Rice Krispies Treats don’t stick to you. Place them in the muffin pan with the edges sticking out, forming a nest shape. Fill the muffin pan and let cool.
- Once cool completely, add the edible grass (or whatever you’re using for that), and the chocolate egg candies. Done! Serve with a glass of milk (or coffee, for the adults).
I never need an excuse to make Rice Krispies Treats, but this is a particularly good reason. 😉