Cute and simple Easter rice krispies, topped with creamy frosting and Easter egg candies, made to look like a nest. Everyone loves these adorably festive Rice Krispie Easter Nests!
Rice Krispie Easter Treats
I think we can all agree that Rice Krispie treats are the perfect go-to recipe when you need a dessert, but you’re short on time and ingredients. Not only are they convenient, but they’re DELICIOUS, and my kids especially love them! For that reason, I decided to make a festive Easter treat – Rice Krispie Easter Nests!
They’re kind of like the Easter Basket Cookie Cups we’ve made before, but instead of a cookie base, it’s Rice Krispies on the bottom. Although we loved the cookie version, I almost prefer Rice Krispies because they’re so much easier to make (and I thought they were tastier too)!
If you are looking for a fun and simple Easter treat, try this recipe. I know you’ll love it!!
Making Rice Krispie Nests:
Making the actual Rice Krispie part is super quick and easy. Just microwave the butter and marshmallows, mix in the cereal, press into a greased muffin tin, and let it sit for 30 minutes or so. Then you pop them out and decorate!
I love getting the kids involved with decorating the easter rice crispy treats. They have so much fun helping in the kitchen! I usually pipe the frosting, but I let them count out three candy eggs and put them on top.
Frosting Tip: An easy piping method is to put a dollop in the center, and then pipe around it. I typically use a star dip, but it’s totally up to you!
additions and alternatives:
- We used Cadbury eggs on top of our easter nests, but you could easily use robin eggs or Easter M&M’s instead!
- Add some shredded coconut (made green with some food coloring if you like) on top of the frosting before placing your eggs for added flavor and decor.
- Use Cocoa Krispies for chocolate Rice Krispie nests.
Full size or mini cupcake tin?
You can use either one depending on what size you want the final product to be! I usually use a mini cupcake tin, which makes about 30 bite sized nests. If you were to use a full size tin, it would make 12-15 larger Easter nests.
How to store easter nests?
These treats will stay fresh if kept in an airtight container, but only for about 2 days. Try and keep them in a container that will fit all of them just right, without much excess air. The more open space, the more likely they are to dry out.
You can freeze unfrosted Rice Krispies by keeping them in an airtight container, separated by sheets of wax paper between each stacked layer. These should stay good for 6 weeks. When you’re ready to use, simply take them out and let them thaw before decorating.
This really is a simple, festive and yummy treat to make for Easter. Add it to the menu, and you won’t be disappointed. It’s a crowd favorite.
For more Easter treats, check out:
- Easter Basket Cookie Cups
- Carrot Cake
- Easter Chick Cupcakes
- Carrot Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cups
Rice Krispie Easter Nests Recipe
- 16 oz marshmallows mini or regular size work
- 7 cups Rice Krispies
- 2 tbsp butter
- Easter Egg Candies
- green food coloring
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 3-4 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Grease cupcake pans and set aside.
- Melt marshmallows and butter in a microwave safe bowl (I cooked mine for about 2 minutes but kept a close eye and made sure they weren't puffing up too much and falling out of the bowl.)
- Stir together until well blended and pour in Rice Krispies. Stir until well combined.
- Spoon into greased cupcake pan and press down with wax paper.
- Let set for a half hour.
- Combine butter, milk, vanilla and 2 cups of your powdered sugar in a large bowl. Mix till smooth and creamy, about 5 minutes. Then add the remaining powdered sugar and food coloring of your choice.
- Pipe your frosting into your cookie cups and top with Easter egg candies. ENJOY!