Since I can remember, every Easter season my family has made makes Rice Krispie easter egg nests and filled them with chocolate eggs! We used to make them for family friends, for neighbours, to take to school and give out to our classes and our extended families etc. Everyone LOVES getting a Rice Krispie nest!
We still make these nests to put around our Rawlins family Easter dinner table AND I don't think we've ever missed a year sending nests out to Vancouver for the Merritt family to enjoy at their Easter dinner, too! Making the nests has become an Easter tradition that I really love and look forward to! The nests are quick and easy to make, they look adorable and best of all, they taste delicious!
Why not give them a try for yourself?
What you'll need:
- 1 large box of Rice Krispies
- 1 bag of large marshmallows
- 1/2 C butter
- 2-3 tbsp Vanilla
- foil wrapped chocolate eggs
- saran wrap (if you plan to store them for a couple of days)
- sour cream container(s)
What to do:
1. Put 1/2 the marshmallows, 1/2 the butter into a large casserole dish
2. Microwave until the marshmallows are puffy and the butter has melted (1:30-ish)
3. Use a wooden spoon to stir the marshmallows and add 1/2 the vanilla extract
4. Add Rice Krispies and stir until the Rice Krispies are coated and you've reached your desired ratio of marshmallow to cereal.
5. Fill a sour cream (or similar sized/shaped container) container with the Rice Krispie mixture and press it into the 'mold' using your fingers. Create a nest shape by pressing down into the centre of the mixture, and building up the sides with cereal. (see pictures below)
6. Put the filled sour cream containers into the freezer for 1-2 minutes or until the cereal mixture has hardened a bit
7. Empty the containers onto individual sheets of saran wrap
8. Add chocolate eggs to the inside of the nests and finish wrapping with saran wrap
9. VOILA! Share the fruits of your labour with a friend/colleague/family member!
Hi! I'm Mrs. Julia Dawe,