Easter is less than a month away! This year is just flying by for me so far. I swear, the older my kids get, the faster time flies. Between all the sports, activities, holidays, and school functions I feel like I never catch my breath.
It goes something like this: Christmas. Four months of baseball, 3 months of summer vacation, 4 months of Soccer, HallowFallThanksgiving, and the BOOM Christmas again. I’m serious, it was Christmas yesterday, and today I saw the Easter Bunny at the mall.
These little treats are the perfect, festive thing for a busy mom. I needed an after school snack for baseball, and was able to throw these together and have them ready to serve in under 15 minutes. They are perfect for Easter too, of course.
I know a lot of kids don’t like coconut- you can, of course, leave the coconut off and just fill the nests with eggs, but I’ve also seen these done with green frosting.
This recipe made about 20 nests.
Add them to your table this Easter!
3 tablespoons butter
1 -10oz package of mini marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1/2 teaspoon salt
Candy eggs – I use Cadbury because they are the best.
About 1 cup of sweetened coconut, dyed green
First, prepare your coconut by placing it in a ziplock bag with a few drops of green food coloring. Toss it around until it is all colored.
In a very large microwave safe bowl, melt your butter. Then place the marshmallows on top and microwave them for 30 second intervals, stirring well between. It only takes two times at 30 seconds in my microwave for the marshmallows to completely melt and become smooth.
Add the salt and the rice krispie cereal and stir until will combined. Lightly spray a muffin tin with cooking spray and place a heaping spoonful of the mixture into each one. Cover your hand with a piece of plastic wrap, dabbed with butter, and press down around the sides of each muffin tin creating a “nest” out of the rice krispie mixture. Don’t be afraid to press fairly hard.
Remove the nests with a fork. Fill lightly with coconut and place a few chocolate eggs on top. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.