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

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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  1. Kati Long says:

    I tried the eggs last night.  It didn’t work out very well, only got about 5 that looked like eggs once they cooled all the way.  It’s hard to get them formed in time after the mixture is cool enough to handle.  But, these are super cute.  I’ll be trying again this morning