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Rice Krispie Treat Nests for Easter

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This easy and fun Easter recipe is something I know you will want to make with your kids this season.  Check out these delicious Rice Krispie treat nests and decorate your Easter table with dessert!

Rice Krispie Treat Nests for Easter

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I truly enjoy cooking and baking with my kids.  It’s messy and the end result can be a little off, but man is it fun.  My girls find so much joy in creating whether it’s crafts or food and I’m lucky that I am able to teach them a thing or two in the kitchen. 

Check out these simple snowman cupcakes and mason jar ice cream that are perfect recipes to create with kids.

Watch how Lauren and I made these Rice Krispie Treat Nests for Easter, then scroll down for the full recipe and a few tips.

I love just about everything in this Easter rice krispie treats recipe. These nests are not only delicious, but they are also colorful and fun!  A plate of these will look lovely on an Easter buffet and I know kids, as well as adults, will enjoy this dessert.

We used Robin eggs candy to top them off, they look like cute little eggs in a nest!  You can use any egg shaped candy you like, or mix it up and make a few variations.  Dark chocolate eggs for Mom, Jelly beans for kids, there are so many options here. 

In this recipe, the Rice Krispies are made normally, but the coconut on top is colored green to mimic grass. You can also color the Rice Krispie treats before forming the nests to add even more color to your Easter table.  

Rice Krispie Treat Nests for Easter

Rice Krispie Treat nests for Easter

Yield: 12

A colorful and fun recipe for rice krispies easter nests


  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 10 oz mini marshmallows
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1-2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • Green food coloring
  • Robin eggs candy
  • Cooking spray


Rice Krispie Treats Original Recipe

  1. Combine butter and marshmallows in a large microwave safe bowl, microwave for 2-3 minutes until the butter is melted. Then stir to combine.
  2. Add Rice Krispies to the mixture and mix well. mixing rice krispie treats


  1. In a plastic zip bag combine coconut and a few drops of green food coloring. food coloring on coconut
  2. Seal the bag and shake to distribute the color.


  1. Coat a muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Scoop Rice Krispie treats into the tin and press down in the center creating a cavity. treats in a muffin tin
  3. Set these aside to firm up.
  4. Once the nests are firm, remove them from the muffin tin.
  5. Top each nest with a pinch of green coconut and 3 Robin eggs candies. nests with coconut


Try substituting jelly beans or chocolate eggs to vary the taste and look of this Easter dessert.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 161mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 2g

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Rice Krispie Treat Easter Nests

If you are looking for more Easter inspiration look no further, below are some of my favorite Easter projects that you can make right now to get ready for the holiday. 

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