Chick & Egg Krispies Nest Easter Treats

Recipe by Parsley
READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 30
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 5
    tablespoons margarine
  • 6 12
    cups mini marshmallows (about 1 1/2 10.5 oz bags)
  • 9
    cups COCOA KRISPIES® cereal
  • 90
    unwrapped pastel candy-coated chocolate egg-shaped decorative candies (I usually use a combo of Reeses Pieces Pastel Eggs, Hershey's Pastel Eggs, Cadbury and or jelly bean) or 90 jelly beans (I usually use a combo of Reeses Pieces Pastel Eggs, Hershey's Pastel Eggs, Cadbury and or jelly bean)
  • 2
    (4 1/2 ounce) packages marshmallows, peeps chicks (I use yellow)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Lightly spray 2 cupcake/muffin tins w/ nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large saucepan, over low heat, melt margarine. Add marshmallows, and stir frequently over the low heat until melted and mixed well with melted margarine. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in Rice Krispies and mix to coat well.
  • Immediately spoon into muffin/cupcake tins to almost full, but not packed down.
  • With greased or wax-paper-covered thumb, OR greased shot glass, press down on center of the Krispies treats to form nest shape. Allow to cool and set completely---about 20 minutes.
  • Remove to extra-large foil muffin/cupcake liners.
  • Place 2 or 3 egg-shaped candies in each nest.
  • Separate the marshmallow Peep chicks and gently press a chick on top of each nest.
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