Rice Krispie Easter Nests
April is always a busy month in my house. Natalie just turned 2 and Sean’s birthday is next week. There’s a couple of other family birthdays thrown in and of course, Easter usually falls in April. Maddie LOVES Easter. She loves all holidays, but I think Easter might be her favorite. She’s obsessed with Easter baskets and eggs, egg hunts, Easter books, and now Easter decorations. She keeps asking me if we can go back to Target to buy more decorations.
Since Easter is her fave, we decided to make a Easter treat! Rice Krispie Treats are such a classic kiddo dessert, who doesn’t love them? They are so easy to make and you can shape them however you want. These fun Rice Krispie Easter Nests were so simple and fun to make together!
The hardest part is forming them into the muffin tin. I recommend spraying a spoon or your hands with cooking spray for this part. I made these in a regular standard-size muffin tin. If you would prefer, you could also make them in a mini muffin tin for a bite-size treat!
I made my own frosting for these and just spooned it on top. You can use pre-made frosting if you want to make things easier. You can also pipe the frosting on for a nicer look, but I wanted my kids to be able to help so we just used a spoon. My girls loved helping the chocolate eggs on top, and by helping, I mean mostly just eating the eggs out of the bag!
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 14 ounces mini marshmallows
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- cooking spray
For the frosting:
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3-4 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- green food coloring
- chocolate eggs
- Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside. Melt the butter in a large non-stick pot over medium heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted. Remove from the heat. Stir in the cereal until well-coated in the melted marshmallows.
- Using your hands, scoop about 1/4 cup at a time of the mixture and press down into cavity of the muffin tin, making a slight indentation in the center (Tip: It helps to spray your hands with cooking spray when doing this part to avoid the cereal sticking too much!). Repeat with remaining cereal mixture. Let set for 30 minutes.
- While the cereal treats set, add the butter and 3 cups of the powdered sugar to a mixing bowl and beat together until smooth. Add the milk and desired amount of green food coloring. If the frosting seems too thin, add remaining powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time. Use more milk to thin.
- Remove the cereal nests from the muffin tin. Spoon or pipe frosting on top of each nests. Top with chocolate eggs. Store leftover nests in an airtight container. Best enjoyed within 5 days.
Serving Size:1 nest
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 340 Total Fat: 9.6g Saturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 21mg Sodium: 158mg Carbohydrates: 60g Sugar: 45g Protein: 2g