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These cute Mini Egg Rice Krispie Nests are a fun no-bake Easter dessert kids will love helping to make! !)

I first shared this on my friend’s blog, Amanda’s Cookin’.

No-Bake Mini Egg Easter Nests

Pinterest abounds with jaw-dropping, enticing Easter desserts – but very few of them are easy for kids to make.

My daughter and daycare kids get so excited when I tell them that we’re going to “bake something” – they love the feeling of accomplishment after making something delicious that they can share, not to mention the opportunity to sneak tastes as we create.

Kids know when they actually are the creators of a dessert versus when they are being patronized – cracking an egg into some batter and then seeing an unrecognizable dessert hours later, so it’s important to me that we pick recipes that they can make from start to finish with very few times that I need to step in beyond providing some gentle direction.

These Mini Egg Easter Nests made with “nests” of Rice Krispies treats and topped with that most addictive of Easter chocolates – Mini Eggs!

After learning about robin’s eggs my kids were obsessed with the pretty “freckles” and their similarity to the mini chocolate eggs so I knew they’d go crazy for any dessert idea using them.

No-Bake Mini Egg Easter Nests

Rice Krispies are quick and easy for kids to help make – I let my daughter help melt the marshmallows in the microwave, while our younger daycare kids helped measure the cereal, count out the marshmallows and form the Rice Krispie nests.

I had the kids wet their hands in a small bowl of water to help prevent the Rice Krispie mixture from sticking to their hands as they formed the nests, but coating hands with a bit of butter or oil will also work.

You can prep these Easter treats up to a week ahead of time and store in an airtight container. They make the perfect Easter treat for kids to make for friends, bring for classroom contribution, or serve as a light Easter dessert. I personally think they look gorgeous as an Easter centrepiece, and how proud would the kids be to see their creations in the centre of a beautifully set table?

Ingredients to Make Rice Krispie Nests

- 1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional

No-Bake Mini Egg Easter Nests

How to Make Easter Rice Krispie Nests

Grease a 12-cup muffin tray and set aside.

Place the marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl and heat for 25-30 seconds. Stir well, and repeat heating as needed.

Add the melted coconut oil and vanilla extract to the marshmallows and stir well to incorporate.

Add the rice cereal cup at a time, gently folding it into the marshmallow mixture, until all of the cereal is incorporated.

No-Bake Mini Egg Easter Nests

Scoop heaping 1/4 cup portions of the rice krispie treats into the prepared muffin tray.

Wet your hands and press the rice krispies into a cup or tart-shape.

Place in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight to set.

When the nests have had a chance to set and harden, pop them out of the muffin tray using a butter knife and fill with treats. We used mini eggs but jellybeans or a some berries would also be delicious.

You can either just set the mini eggs in the nests, or add a half Tablespoon of melted chocolate chips to each and then add the mini eggs so that when the chocolate sets and hardens it holds the eggs in place.

No-Bake Mini Egg Easter Nests

Grab your free printable recipe for our Mini Egg Rice Krispie Nests:

- 1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional

- Grease a 12-cup muffin tray and set aside.

- Place the marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl and heat for 25-30 seconds. Stir well, and repeat heating as needed.

- Add the melted coconut oil and vanilla extract to the marshmallows and stir well to incorporate.

No-Bake Mini Egg Easter Nests

- Add the rice cereal cup at a time, gently folding it into the marshmallow mixture, until all of the cereal is incorporated.

- Scoop heaping 1/4 cup portions of the rice krispie treats into the prepared muffin tray.

- Wet your hands and press the rice krispies into a cup or tart-shape.

- Place in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight to set.

- When the nests have had a chance to set and harden, pop them out of the muffin tray using a butter knife and fill with treats. We used mini eggs but jellybeans or a some berries would also be delicious.

No-Bake Mini Egg Easter Nests

- You can either just set the mini eggs in the nests, or add a half Tablespoon of melted chocolate chips to each and then add the mini eggs so that when the chocolate sets and hardens it holds the eggs in place.

This Rice Krispie Egg Nest recipe is such a cute and easy Easter dessert for kids to make, perfect for a classroom treat or a light Easter dessert that doubles as cute table decor.

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Such a great, yummy treat for Easter. I love marshmallows and I will surely try this recipe.

No-Bake Mini Egg Easter Nests

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No-Bake Mini Egg Easter Nests

Welcome to Sugar, Spice & Glitter! is the best way to stay up to date with our delicious recipes, fun kids’ activities and other gems for Rockstar Moms. Please note, this post may contain affiliate links which help support the cost of running this website. For more details, please see our .

These cute Mini Egg Rice Krispie Nests are a fun no-bake Easter dessert kids will love helping to make! !)

I first shared this on my friend’s blog, Amanda’s Cookin’.

Pinterest abounds with jaw-dropping, enticing Easter desserts – but very few of them are easy for kids to make.

My daughter and daycare kids get so excited when I tell them that we’re going to “bake something” – they love the feeling of accomplishment after making something delicious that they can share, not to mention the opportunity to sneak tastes as we create.

No-Bake Mini Egg Easter Nests

Kids know when they actually are the creators of a dessert versus when they are being patronized – cracking an egg into some batter and then seeing an unrecognizable dessert hours later, so it’s important to me that we pick recipes that they can make from start to finish with very few times that I need to step in beyond providing some gentle direction.

These Mini Egg Easter Nests made with “nests” of Rice Krispies treats and topped with that most addictive of Easter chocolates – Mini Eggs!

After learning about robin’s eggs my kids were obsessed with the pretty “freckles” and their similarity to the mini chocolate eggs so I knew they’d go crazy for any dessert idea using them.

Rice Krispies are quick and easy for kids to help make – I let my daughter help melt the marshmallows in the microwave, while our younger daycare kids helped measure the cereal, count out the marshmallows and form the Rice Krispie nests.

I had the kids wet their hands in a small bowl of water to help prevent the Rice Krispie mixture from sticking to their hands as they formed the nests, but coating hands with a bit of butter or oil will also work.

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