Rice Krispies Treats Easter Egg Nests

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

Equipment:

  • Muffin pan

Directions

  1. 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!
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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).

One Comment

  1. I never need an excuse to make Rice Krispies Treats, but this is a particularly good reason. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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