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Rice Krispie Nest with M&Ms
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Rice Krispie Easter Nests

If you’re looking for a quick and easy, Easter Dessert or a fun Easter activity to keep the kids busy, these are a Rice Krispie Easter Nests are a perfect choice! Classic Rice Krispie treats are shaped into little nests and chocolate eggs transform into eggs in the nest.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rice krispie easter nests, rice krispie treats
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 218kcal
Author: Allison Treadwell


  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 5 cups rice cereal Nature’s Path crispy rice are gluten free
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt optional
  • 1 cup Easter Peanut M&M’S or any candy


  • Grease 12 cup muffin tray and set aside.
  • Melt butter in microwave safe bowl, cover with paper towel. Heat in 30 second increments until melted. Mix vanilla and salt into butter once melted.
  • In a separate bowl, place marshmallows in a large microwave safe bowl heating in 25-30 second increments.
  • Add the melted butter to marshmallow bowl and stir to combine.
  • Add the rice cereal one cup at a time into the marshmallow mixture, gently fold it in until combined.
  • Wet your hands and press the rice krispies into muffin tin. Push down in the middle to create the nest.
  • Add candy eggs to nest.


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 4mg