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Making Rice Krispy Treat Nests

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Another cute Easter treat can be made using crispy rice cereal to create bird nests to hold jelly beans or other small candy eggs. This is a guide about Rice Krispy treat nests.


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April 6, 2012
These cute little bird nests are a fun treat to make with kids on Easter. They are easy to make and are delicious!


  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • cookie icing
  • candy grass or dyed coconut (green)
  • jellybeans or any egg shaped candies


First prepare the Rice Krispies as follows:

Using a large pan, heat butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Add Rice Krispies a cup at a time and stir until well coated.


Making the nests:

Take a golf ball sized piece of rice krispies and form into a round pancake shape. Gently work it into a cupped shape to form the nest. It should look like a tiny bowl. Put a small amount of cookie icing in the center and then fill with candy grass or coconut. Add candies to the nest for the eggs.

By Laurel from Port Orchard, WA

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August 20, 2010

Everyone loves Rice Krispy treats. Our theme this month was birds. So for our dessert hour, I made Rice Krispy treats and put them into a cupcake pan, forming them to look like birds nests. I put them in the refrigerator to keep them cool and added 2 jelly beans to look like the eggs. Everyone thought they were cute and loved eating them.


By maphisx7 from Gordonsville, VA

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