If you’re looking for a quick and easy Easter dessert, or a fun Easter activity to keep the kids busy, these Rice Krispie Nests are a delicious choice! (And our classic chocolate lasagna is never a bad idea if you’re looking for two no-bake Easter desserts!)
Rice Krispie Nests
While I love baking with my daughter, sometimes it’s nice to have no-bake options available when the oven is in use for something else (like an Easter Ham or roast) or when you just want to make something low-key without having to wait for the oven timer or heat the house up.
This fun and easy Easter treat combines two childhood classics – rice Krispie treats and mini eggs! We love making seasonal rice Krispies, and they are super easy to customize to any occasion – like our Mickey Rice Krispie treats or our Beauty & the Beast Rice Krispie treats.
Kids can practice counting out the eggs, have some sensory fun squishing the nests into shape, and get a good arm workout stirring up all of that cereal and marshmallows. It’s a great activity to set out if you’ll be entertaining a large group of kids on Easter, keeping them happy and working together while the grown-ups catch up.
These Rice Krispie Nests are also a great option for a classroom treat and your child will feel so proud that they were able to help with every step of the recipe.
While we used vanilla and coconut oil, you can customize these treats however you like. Use cocoa pebbles for chocolate nests, or maple extract for an unexpected flavor twist.
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Ingredients to Make Rice Krispie Nests
- 4 cups marshmallows
- 5 cups rice cereal
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (or butter)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups mini eggs
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Do you have a special Easter occasion you would make these no-bake rice Krispie nests for? What are your favorite recipes for involving little hands in the kitchen? If you’d like more awesome Easter treat ideas like these Rice Krispie Nests, check out these Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars, frosted with beautiful pastel colors that are perfect for Easter! Also, these Funfetti Marshmallow Cereal Bars make for delicious Easter goodies as well!