Bird Nest Rice Krispies Treats

12 Apr

Happy Thursday ya’ll!! Instead of “Thursday Things” today I want to share with you a great recipe to use up all the left over Easter candy, as I promised yesterday! This is perfect for children, so I urge you to get them in the kitchen and let them help! They will absolutely love filling these bird’s nests with candy.

Cadbury Mini Eggs texture

Cadbury Mini Eggs texture (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Although Easter is over, these are just perfect for Spring. Send them to the office or school with the kids or even give them to neighbors. They are sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces! We are drowning in Easter candy over here so I came up with this to cleverly get it out of the house! 😉

I also made this to resemble Easter eggs in the grass!

Get creative, get the kids involved and have a blast!

Rice Krispies Treats Bird’s Nests


3 tablespoons butter or margarine

1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows

– OR –

4 cups miniature marshmallows

6 cups Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal

Green food coloring

Left over Easter candy {such as mini Cadbury eggs, jelly beans, m&ms, malted eggs, Reese’s mini eggs, Dove milk chocolate mini eggs, etc.}

Peeps, if desired


1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Add green food coloring until desired shade has been reached.

2. Add Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. Using buttered fingers or wax paper evenly press large scoops of mixture into muffin tins coated with cooking spray,pressing down onto the bottom and up the sides, creating a hole in the center.

4. Add leftover Easter candy while Rice Krispies are still sticky. I used Cadbury Mini Eggs and they worked perfectly! Top each with a Peep, if desired! Cool. Best if served the same day.

For a printable scrapbooked version of this recipe, click here.


One Response to “Bird Nest Rice Krispies Treats”

  1. Paula Kelly-Bourque (@VanillaBeanBake) April 12, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    These are adorable. Something to have to remember to do with the grand-kids next Easter.

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