Crispy Rice Easter Egg Nests Are Seriously Adorable

Rice Krispie Easter nests on a serving board
Prep Time
30 min
12 nests

A no-bake, kid-friendly Easter recipe that puts a festive spin on classic crispy rice treats. The coconut is dyed green to mimic grass and the baskets are topped with pastel coloured candy eggs for the ultimate Easter treat. You might need to buy double the candy eggs for snacking purposes. Now, get ready to get those hands sticky!



cup shredded or flaked sweetened coconut
Tbsp water
tsp green food coloring
cup unsalted butter
cups of mini marshmallows
tsp vanilla extract
cups of puffed rice cereal
cup candy chocolate eggs


Ingredients for Rice Krispie Easter nests
Step 1

In a small mixing bowl, stir together the coconut, water and food colouring until the coconut is evenly coated. Transfer coconut to a lined baking sheet and let dry at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Green shredded coconut for Rice Krispie Easter baskets
Step 2

As the coconut dries, prepare the puffed rice cereal base. Grease a 12-tin cupcake tray with butter and set aside. In a large pot over low heat, melt the butter. Add the marshmallows and vanilla extract. Continue stirring until the marshmallows are fully melted. Remove pot from heat and fold in the puffed rice cereal.


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Puffed rice cereal and marshmallow mixture in a pot
Step 3

Working quickly and using greased hands, divide the mixture amongst the prepared cupcake tray. Shape into baskets by creating a well in the center. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes.

Rice Krispie treats in muffin tins
Step 4

Transfer the chilled nest to a serving plate. Finish with a spoonful of coconut and candy chocolate eggs. Enjoy!


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