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Spring and Easter are right around the corner! It won’t be long, and it will be pastel-colored for everything. I personally can’t get enough of these adorable Rice Krispie Easter Egg Nests, and I have a feeling you are going to feel the same. They are not just festive and cute; they taste good too. I will never grow tired of making holiday-themed food no matter what the occasion is because it’s so much fun.
Easy & Creative Rice Krispie Easter Egg Nests
Each recipe for these Rice Krispie Easter egg nests makes around 18 nests. This is wonderful if you are hosting a party or event. If you are looking for something for a classroom treat, they would be a great option for that too. If you need to make them for a larger group, you may want to double or even triple the batch, but they do go along ways.
Ingredients Needed To Make Rice Krispie Easter Egg Nests
Can you believe you only need 5 super simple ingredients to make these Easter treats? I love recipes that don’t’ take tons of ingredients or lots of time. This Easter dessert is the best of both worlds.
- 3 TBSP of butter.
- 10 ounces of marshmallows.
- 6 cups of rice krispies.
- 18 Hershey Kisses
- 54 mini eggs
How To Make Easter Egg Nests
Don’t worry, these Easter egg nests are so simple to make, and they don’t take very long either. Honestly, the hardest part is not eating all the candy while you are making them. :) Okay, maybe that’s just me!
First Step: Preheat oven to 200F (95C)
Second Step: Grease an 18 muffin tray and set aside.
Fourth Step: Add the rice krispies and mix until all of the cereal is incorporated.
Fifth Step: Scoop approximately 1/4 cup of rice krispie mixture into each muffin cups.
Seventh Step: Unwrap your kisses and place one in each nest.
Eighth Step: Put your nests in the oven to melt the kisses (approximately 10 minutes, keep an eye on them.)
Ninth Step: Once chocolate kisses have started to melt, remove from oven and let cool 2 minutes.
Tenth Step: Place 3 mini eggs per nest (or more if you desire)
That’s it! After they have set up, they are ready to devour, and everyone will be so happy to dig in.
Can I Make These Easter Egg Nests For Other Occasions?
Yes, they are lovely for other occasions too. If you are having a wedding or baby shower that is themed with birds or nests, they would be fabulous. Or you can simply switch out the candy in the center. Instead of eggs, you could opt for any other candy you like. Then they wouldn’t necessarily be nests, but just Rice Krispie treats instead. Try out all sorts of ideas because the way they taste, you are going to want them more than once a year.
How Do You Store Rice Krispie Treats?
I find that the best way to store Rice Krispie treats is by keeping them in individual servings. Place one nest per ziplock bag or storage container. Another option would be to separate them with wax paper to prevent sticking. They will last up to 3 days at room temperature.
Keep in mind that you should never store them where they will get hit with heat. Sunlight, your oven, and even the dishwasher could cause them to melt or become overly moist. If that happens, they won’t last long and will need to be thrown out much sooner than normal.
Can You Freeze Rice Krispie Easter Egg Nest Treats?
Yes, you actually can freeze these rice Krispie treats. Typically, marshmallows, in general, do not freeze well and result in a super hard and unedible piece of food. However, when it comes to rice Krispie treats, they do freeze okay. Wrap each one individual to prevent sticking, and they will keep for 1 month in the freezer. To serve them, you just need to allow them to thaw on the counter for a little bit. The texture won’t be as perfect as it was the day you initially made them, but they still taste fantastic.
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