I love spring! Not just because of the great weather, I mean hey, living in socal we don’t get much else (spoiled), but I love spring because this is the BEST candy season! Nougat filled eggs, Peeps, all sorts of marshmallow chocolate treats. Mmmm, honestly, I can’t wait till Easter sunday! It’s my excuse to act like a kid. I can indulge (publicly) in Easter treats, paint eggs, and run around the yard hunting for what the big bunny left me, I mean what he left the kids. I also love to make treats for the occasion, it’s another thing I look forward to this time of year. I will be making Raspberry Brownie Sandwiches, and for the kids, Rice Crispy Bird’s Nests.
I can make them the night before or even the morning before church. The nests come together quickly, and I can even have the kids drop a few chocolate Robin’s eggs in each.
Malted milk eggs are one my faves because they look like pastel Robin’s eggs, and they add enough color so I don’t feel the need to embellish with more. If you’re feeling creative then by all means add more decorations if you like; sprinkles, edible grass, anything goes!
Super easy and cute, the perfect Easter treat!
Rice Crispy Bird’s Nests
- 1 cup Crispy Rice Cereal
- 1 cup Chocolate Crispy Rice Cereal
- 3 tablespoons Butter
- 1/2 bag Mini Marshmallows
- Cooking Spray
|Add butter to a shallow pan. When the butter is completely melted, lower the heat and stir in the marshmallows. Once the marshmallows are melted, add the rice cereal, folding it in with a wooden spoon. |
When totally combined (stringy marshmallow), let it cool for about 2 minutes.
This is sticky stuff! Spray cooking spray on your hands and scoop out a palm-full of the mixture and place into muffin tins, pressing down with your fingers.
Allow to set for a few minutes and decorate your rice crispy nests!