Easter Egg Nest Treats

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Redsie

From Rice Krispies.

Top Review by spxceoddity

I made these for our Easter gathering this year, and they were pretty easy to make! Just a note: if you're using medium or small muffin cups, you'll end up with about eighteen instead of sixteen. There was no Rice Krispie mixture left over... exactly enough! I'll edit this review once the family eats them, but I'm sure they'll be gone pretty fast. EDIT: These little nests were the only things people ate off the desert table. This recipe is definitely being saved!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In small bowl stir together water and green food coloring. Add coconut. Stir until coconut is tinted. Spread on baking sheet to dry.
  2. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  3. Add cereal. Stir until well coated.
  4. Divide warm mixture into sixteen 2 1/2-inch muffin-pan cups coated with cooking spray. Shape mixture into individual cups. Cool. Remove from pans.
  5. Fill cooled nests with coconut, marshmallows, jelly beans or chocolate eggs. Best if served the same day.
  6. MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: Follow step 1 above. In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 3 thru 5 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.
  7. Note: For best results, use fresh marshmallows. Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container. To freeze unfilled cups, place in single layer on wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before filling.

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