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DIY: Robin’s Nest and Surprise Egg Rice Krispie Treats!

Katie.Femia

Rice Krispie Treats–a classic. This Easter, put a new spin on the classic and think outside the square! Take a peak at these simple recipes for Rice Krispie treats with a spring spin.

Rice Krispie Treat Bird’s Nest

1/4 teaspoon water
4 drops green food coloring
1/2 cup flaked coconut
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 ten ounce pkg regular marshmallows
4 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
Miniature marshmallows
Assorted jelly beans
Mini chocolate eggs

Directions

  • In small bowl stir together water and green food coloring. Add coconut. Stir until coconut is tinted. Spread on baking sheet to dry.
  • In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  • Add Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.
  • 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.

Finally, fill the cooled nests with coconut, marshmallows, jelly beans or chocolate eggs!

Rice Krispie Treat Eggs

12 Plastic snap-apart 3 x 2-in Easter eggs
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows
4 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1/2 cup M&M’s

Directions

  • Clean, then coat inside of plastic eggs with cooking spray. Set aside.
  •  In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  • Add Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.
  • Using greased hands, firmly press 1/4 cup of the cereal mixture into each plastic egg half. Use fingers to make hollow center in each half. Remove from molds. Place on wax paper. Cool slightly.
  • Place about 6 M&M’s in one half of each egg. Gently press two halves of each egg together until they stick. Cool completely.
  • Decorate with additional M&M’s.

Both recipes will have kids clamoring to the kitchen to help!

Photos courtesy of RiceKrispies.com

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