Most children will make or have made cereal nests using shredded wheat or cornflakes mixed with chocolate and topped with chocolate eggs for Easter. So, make something different this time!
Last month I made them into hearts for Valentine's Day and now I have made them into little nests to hold chocolate eggs and bunnies! You know I don't really like the big hollow chocolate eggs, I much prefer the mini eggs because they are solid! No one wants a hollow egg, trust me!
Any excuse to make Rice Krispie treats and I am on it! Holiday's are the best excuse to make treats and Rice Krispie treats are super versatile and easy to make! They can be made into any shape you want using cookie cutters or moulds so really the possibilities are endless!
Children might have fun helping with these, but do be careful because melted marshmallows is literally hot sugar and hot sugar can burn so please be on guard. It might be easier for them to just add the eggs and bunnies!
Rice Krispie Easter Egg Nests
180g puffy rice cereal
chocolate easter eggs
mini chocolate bunnies
Melt the butter in a large nonstick pot over a low to medium heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted. Take off the heat and add the cereal. Stir to coat. Fill each muffin cup in a muffin tin with a small handful of the mixture press down gently in the middle to make an indentation. Will make 12-24 nests. Leave to rest for about 5-10 minutes before placing the chocolate eggs and bunnies in the indentions leave to rest for another 10 minutes or so.
Alternatives: Add peanut butter, cookie butter spread, or cookies to your Rice Krispie Treats or make them into hearts! Or make Chocolate Easter Egg Nests!