As with all major holidays, I wanted to make a fun Easter treat for Hailey and the family! I came across plenty of ideas of ‘nests’ and this one was my favorite, so simple and cute! You just need butter, marshmallows, peanut butter, rice krispies and some candy coated chocolate eggs! They take minutes to make and are perfectly easy for kids to help! Hailey loved the look and taste of these…and the fact I let her have one for breakfast! I also took these to my husband’s family Easter today and they were a big hit there as well! If you want to get a little ‘fancy’ with them, you could mix some green food coloring with shredded coconut and add some ‘grass’ to your nests!
Easter with my husband’s family was really nice today! His Mom lives on a farm and a favorite past time out there is riding dirt bikes and polaris’. To put a fun twist on the traditional Easter egg hunt, the eggs were hidden along the trails in the woods and everyone drove around looking for them; Hailey had such a great time with this and found the most eggs, even beating her Aunt and older cousin who joined in on the fun! Needless to say, she was pretty proud of herself! It was really a wonderful day and time with family is always time well spent!
If you want to make some tasty and festive treats for your own Easter celebrations, check out the recipe below! Happy (early) Easter everyone!! 🙂
Easter Egg Nests with Rice Krispies
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 4 cups mini-marshmallows
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 6 cups rice krispies cereal (plain or chocolate)
- Two bags Hershey candy coated chocolate eggs
- In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted over. Pour in peanut butter and stir until well combined and melted. Remove the pan from heat.
- Add rice krispies cereal and stir until well coated.
- To create nests, lightly press mixture into muffin tins making a thumb print in the center of each one to shape the “nest”.
- Remove the nests from the muffin cups and place three candy-coated chocolate eggs in each nest.
As always, thanks for reading!!