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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!

We love these fun and festive Easter treats. They’re simple and kid-favorites like our Easter Basket Cookie Cups and Easter Oreo Bark.

Rice Krispie Easter Nests with frosting and candy on top

Easter Rice Krispie 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!!

Marshmallows and butter in bowl

HOW TO MAKE 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 muffin tin greased with cooking spray, 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!

Rice Krispie treats put in mini muffin tins

additions + FAQ

  • 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.

Green frosting on top of Rice Krispie Easter nests

How to store

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!

Rice Krispie Easter Nests recipe close up image

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4.92 from 24 votes

Rice Krispie Easter Nests Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
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!
Servings: 30 nests
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Sit: 30 minutes
Total: 42 minutes


  • 16 oz marshmallows mini or regular size work
  • 7 cups Rice Krispies
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Easter Egg Candies

Buttercream Frosting


  • 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!



Calories: 155kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 54mg, Potassium: 10mg, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 555IU, Vitamin C: 4.1mg, Calcium: 4mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    A li ways takes me a few tries to get my frosting to pipe like that. Impressive pictures, even more impressive taste. Kids love these desserts.

  2. 5 stars
    Best little treats ever! If you like Rice Krispie treats you’ll love this version. Festive and fun for Easter.

  3. 5 stars
    These are super adorable and an absolute must make for the easter season if you are hosting or doing a potluck! than you for sharing!

  4. 5 stars
    My whole family loves rice krispie treats, so we’ve been making these the past few years for Easter. The kids love to help with them and they’re so cute! Thanks for a fun tradition. 🙂