No-Bake Mini Egg Easter Nests (with Video)

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These cute Mini Egg Rice Krispie Nests are a fun no-bake Easter dessert kids will love helping to make! (A cute follow-up to our kid-made Easter creme egg cake!)

Easy no-bake Easter dessert for kids, these Mini Egg Rice Krispie Nests are quick and fun to make together

I first shared this Rice Krispie Nests 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. (Which is funny because who loves holidays more than kids?)

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.

How to make Mini Egg Easter Nests with kids - a simple Easter dessert idea

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 (5 years old at the time) 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?

This No-Bake Mini Egg Nest recipe is one of the 32 recipes, crafts and decor ideas included in our free Easter Planning Ebook available to our e-mail subscribers:

Ella helped me make a cute little video to show your kids how to make these Rice Krispie Mini Egg Easter Nests, so be sure to check it out before scrolling down to grab your free printable recipe card:

How to make Mini Egg Easter Nests with kids - a simple Easter dessert idea

Ingredients to Make Rice Krispie Nests

  • 4 cups marshmallows
  • 5 cups rice cereal
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups mini eggs
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional

Kitchen Tools You May Need

  • Large microwave-safe bowl
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Muffin pan

Easy no-bake Easter dessert for kids, these Mini Egg Rice Krispie Nests are quick and fun to make together

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.

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.

 

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A fun no-bake Easter dessert for kids - Mini Egg Rice Krispie Nests are a fun classroom Easter treat or Easter party recipe

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Yield: 16 servings

No-Bake Mini Egg Easter Nests

No-Bake Mini Egg Easter Nests

A quick and easy no-bake Easter desser the whole family will love. These Mini Egg Easter Nests are simple enough for the kids to help make and the perfect dessert for Mini Egg fans.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups marshmallows
  • 5 cups rice cereal
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups mini eggs
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional

Instructions

  1. Grease a 12-cup muffin tray and set aside.
  2. Place the marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl and heat for 25-30 seconds. Stir well, and repeat heating as needed.
  3. Add the melted coconut oil and vanilla extract to the marshmallows and stir well to incorporate.
  4. Add the rice cereal cup at a time, gently folding it into the marshmallow mixture, until all of the cereal is incorporated.
  5. Scoop heaping 1/4 cup portions of the rice krispie treats into the prepared muffin tray.
  6. Wet your hands and press the rice krispies into a cup or tart-shape.
  7. Place in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight to set.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

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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.

For more delicious Easter dessert ideas, check out our Kid-made Easter Creme Egg Cake or our collection of 25 Elegant Easter Desserts.

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7 Comments

  1. These look so cute and adorable! I want to make them and send them to my partner abroad, do you think they will keep?

    1. Hi Aaron,
      I find that Rice Krispie treats start to harden after a couple of days, so I think it depends on how quickly you can get them there? I find after a week they are too “crunchy” for my family.

  2. Turned out very cute. My granddaughter really enjoyed making them with me. Not sure why you freeze in the muffin pan? After freezing, they were stuck to the cupcake pan. Once it warmed up, they came out fine. Not a fan of the coconut oil flavor. It’s way too strong. I’d recommend going with the traditional butter recipe.

    1. Hi Marsie,
      So glad the kids liked them!
      We didn’t freeze ours, just placed in the fridge – I keep my home pretty warm so if I don’t place the RK in the fridge it takes longer for them to set.
      And yes, personally a much bigger fan of butter and I need to update this recipe – thank you for the reminder. I had some dairy allergies in my daycare when we created this recipe so we used coconut oil to be inclusive. You’ll notice in the video that we added recently that we used butter but I forgot to revise the recipe card when I uploaded the video.

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