Easter Treats: Rice Krispie Treat Nests with Candy Eggs

Easter Treats: Rice Krispie Treat Nests with Candy Eggs

I rarely know what day it is.  Probably because I don’t write checks very often or work a regular job.  And probably also because I have a three-month-old and three-year-old at home, neither of whom has any concept of time.  (Although I did get a laugh the other day when Jack, the three-year-old, told me that he “didn’t have time” to finish dinner.  And that’s the thing about parenting … you can’t really get mad at them when they’re quoting you!).

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So, to figure out the date, I’m always counting forward or backward from a date that I do know.  Like Valentine’s Day is Thursday, so today must be the 12th and tomorrow must be the 13th.  (Yes, I’m really glad I paid attention in second-grade math.)  Anyway, what got me thinking about all of this is that tomorrow is Ash Wednesday.  And when it’s Ash Wednesday, I know that Easter is about 40 days away!  So, with Easter in mind, I’m sharing a fun project that Jack and I did last year for the kids in his preschool class: Rice Krispie Treat Nests with Candy Eggs. They are very easy to make and turn out super cute!

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Rice Krispie Treat Nests with Candy Eggs

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

4 cups mini marshmallows

6 cups Rice Krispies

Butter or baking spray, to grease the pan and your fingers

Mini Cadbury Candy Eggs

Instructions:

Make Rice Krispie treats as you usually would.  First, melt the butter.

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Melt the marshmallows.

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Stir everything together.

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Grease a muffin tin with butter or baking spray.  Fill the muffin cups with the rice-krispie mixture.

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Using your hands, mold the rice-krispie portions into little nests, pressing down in the center to create a bowl shape.  Grease your hands with butter, as needed, to keep your fingers from sticking.

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Let the nests cool.

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Transfer nests to a foil- or parchment-lined baking sheet.  Fill each nest with a few candy eggs.

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Jack loved placing the eggs in the nests … and sampling the eggs as he worked, of course!

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Place the finished nests on a platter and serve.  These would be perfect for an Easter party or brunch.

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Or, if you want to give them as gifts, you can wrap them up in plastic wrap and hand ’em out like that.  Either way, hope you enjoy!

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4 Responses to Easter Treats: Rice Krispie Treat Nests with Candy Eggs

  1. Kathie February 13, 2013 at 7:49 am #

    What a great idea! I plan to make some to share this year.

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