Rice Krispie Easter Egg Nests

Rice Krispie Easter Egg Nests

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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. 

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Make These 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. 

Above view of three completed Rice Krispie Easter Egg Nests on a white rectangle plate.

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. 

Above view of three completed Rice Krispie Easter Egg Nests on a white rectangle plate on a colorful blanket.

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. 

Three Rice Krispie Easter Egg Nests showing the rice krispies shaped into nests, with three colorful mini eggs on top of melted chocolate in the middle.

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. 

Above view of Easter egg nest treats, each with three mini eggs in the middle.

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. 

Showing ingredients needed, large glass bowl of rice krispies, various pink and red wrapped heresy kisses, mini eggs loose on the table, small clear glass bowl of butter, muffin tin and a mixing bowl.

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! 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 200F (95C)
  2. Grease an 18 muffin tray and set aside.
  3. Place the marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl and heat for 25-30 seconds. Stir well, and repeat heating as needed.
Showing melted marshmallows in a red bowl.
  1. Add the rice krispies and mix until all of the cereal is incorporated.
Showing rice krispies mixed with melted marshmallows in red bowl.
  1. Scoop approximately 1/4 cup of rice krispie mixture into each muffin cups.
Marshmallow and rice krispes mixed together being placed in muffin tins.
  1. Grease your hands with some butter and press the rice krispies into a nest shape.
muffin tin full of rice krispes and marshmallow mixture being intended into nest shapes.
  1. Unwrap your kisses and place one in each nest.
  2. Put your nests in the oven to melt the kisses (approximately 10 minutes, keep an eye on them.)
  3. Once chocolate kisses have started to melt, remove from oven and let cool 2 minutes.
  4. Place 3 mini eggs per nest (or more if you desire)
Close up of one rice krispie nest with melted chocolate in middle and three mini eggs: pink, blue, and green in the middle.
  1. When the nests have had a chance to set and harden, pop them out of the muffin tray using a butter knife.
  2. After they have set up, they are ready to devour, and everyone will be so happy to dig in. 
Rectangle white plate with three completed Rice Krispie Easter Egg Nests

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Rice Krispie Easter Egg Nests

Rice Krispie Easter Egg Nests

This super cute 5 ingredient Rice Krispie Easter Egg Nests are sure to be a huge hit this Easter Season!

Ingredients

  • 3 TBSP of butter.
  • 10 ounces of marshmallows.
  • 6 cups of rice krispies.
  • 18 Hershey Kisses
  • 54 mini eggs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200F (95C)
  2. Grease an 18 muffin tray and set aside.
  3. Place the marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl and heat for 25-30 seconds. Stir well, and repeat heating as needed.
  4. Add the rice krispies and mix until all of the cereal is incorporated.
  5. Scoop approximately 1/4 cup of rice krispie mixture into each muffin cups.
  6. Grease your hands with some butter and press the rice krispies into a nest shape.
  7. Unwrap your kisses and place one in each nest.
  8. Put your nests in the oven to melt the kisses (approximately 10 minutes, keep an eye on them.)
  9. Once chocolate kisses have started to melt, remove from oven and let cool 2 minutes.
  10. Place 3 mini eggs per nest (or more if you desire)
  11. When the nests have had a chance to set and harden, pop them out of the muffin tray using a butter knife.
  12. After they have set up, they are ready to devour, and everyone will be so happy to dig in.

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