Rice Krispies Easter Nests

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It’s hard to believe Easter is right around the corner. Wasn’t it just Christmas a couple of days ago? We spent every weekend in January and February snowboarding in the mountains and I think that is why I’m shocked that it’s already March.

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Now its time to start planning Easter and when Kellogg’s Rice Krispies© reached out asking if I’d be interested in making an Easter project with my kids I couldn’t resist. Our tradition is making cascarones every ear and now after making these Easter nests I think we will add these to our annual tradition.

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Can you believe I had never made Rice Krispies© treats in my life? I saw my mom make them once and I remember it was such a fun treat, and wondered why she never made them again. Seriously, who doesn’t love these sweet treats?

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Making Easter egg nests out of Rice Krispies© is adorable and simple! The nests are made with the long-established Rice Krispies© treats recipe. I sprinkled a bit of cocoa powder to the mixture making the nests darker in color and gave them a hint of chocolate flavor.

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The grass is even edible made out of coconut flakes that I tinted with food coloring. In the nests, my children placed malted milk candy robin egg candies and marshmallow chicks. These nests would make for a beautiful display on a spring dessert buffet or to be used as the focus on your holiday table place setting — perfect for kids and adults alike.

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There are so many ways your children can get creative with Rice Krispies©. Be sure to check out their website, Facebook, twitter, pinterest, and videos for fun recipes and inspiration the whole family can enjoy.

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Rice Krispies Easter Nests

Ingredients:

  • 4 to 8 drops green food coloring
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 (10-ounce) package marshmallows
  • 6 cups Kellogg's Rice Krispies© cereal
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)
  • Mini robin eggs
  • Marshmallow chicks

Directions:

  1. In small bowl add coconut and food coloring. Stir until coconut is tinted. Spread on baking sheet to dry.
  1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  1. Add cereal and cocoa powder, if using. Stir until well coated.
  1. Divide warm mixture into muffin-pan cups or small ramekins coated with cooking spray. Shape mixture into individual cups. Cool. Remove from pans.
  1. Fill cooled nests with coconut, robin eggs, and marshmallow chicks. Best if served the same day.

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