Want to be the creative host at your Easter Dinner? This fun Easter recipe for Rice Krispie Easter Treats or as we call them Krispie Peep Nests are made into individual servings for easy display and easy eating for an Easter Themed Food Treat.
These Rice Krispie Easter Treats will delight anyone who is served one. Cute little peeps with colored sprinkles and chocolate eggs in each nest make this sweet easter dessert a family favorite.
I mean, how fun is this Easter Recipe?! It’s been a popular item over the years to take to friend’s houses as a gift or for them to serve for their Easter Dinner!
I’m always up for entertaining or bringing easter themed treats for the holiday! I really like themed foods! If I’m hosting I’ve made the traditional ham but I’ve often served an Easter Bunny Meatloaf for Easter dinner.
To make life easier I make many of the Easter foods ahead of time! These Rice Krispie treats can be made the day ahead and will still be nice and fresh.
This version is my sister’s adaptation of traditional Rice Krispie treats. She uses a lot more butter than is on the box and you’ll thank me for sharing when you bite into these and they are perfectly coated in marshmallow.
I promise that there are not dry hard spats in any of these….. you’ll LOVE them~
Tips for making Successful Easter Rice Krispie Treats:
- Use a whole stick of butter to guarantee the marshmallow coats evenly.
- Butter your hands when handling the marshmallow coated Krispies so they don’t stick to your hands as much!
- You can use whatever candies you want in your Easter Nests– use m & m’s, Cadbury eggs, jelly beans…anything anyone in your family will love! Get creative!
- Don’t have the time to do a muffin tin presentation? Toss them into a baking dish like the photo below and just plop the toppings at random!
- Buy fun sprinkles! I happen to love Wilton Sprinkles but there are so many fun options!
We have lots of recipes that would be perfect for Easter Dinner! Check out all of our Easter Food Menu Ideas here!
Other Easter Food Ideas you might enjoy!
- Easter Bunny Meatloaf ~photo above but check out the recipe to see what surprise is in the Meatloaf!
- Bunny Deviled Eggs ~ photo below
- Honey Mustard Glazed Ham
- Extra Creamy Scalloped Potatoes~ my #1 searched Easter Recipe!!
- Garlic Sugar Snap Peas
- Grilled Stuffed Leg of Lamb
- Roast Rack of Lamb
- Lemon Herb Lamb Chops
- Lemon Coconut Angel Food Cake
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- 7 cups rice krispies
- 16 ounces mini marshmallows
- 12 peeps
- 1 cup m & m's
- easter sprinkles
- 1/2 cup butter, 1 sticks
- Using one of the sticks of butter grease the inside tins of the muffin pan.
- In a sauce pan, melt the rest of the butter on medium high heat.
- Add the entire bag of mini marshmallows and stirring constantly until the marshmallows are completely melted.
- Place the Rice Krispies in a large bowl. When the marshmallows are melted pour them over the top of the rice krispies stirring constantly. If you want to add m & m's to the mix you can. (I added some sugar candies in the pic in the teal baking dish)
- Rub butter onto your hands, or spray with olive oil spray. (this helps cut down on having it stick to your hands.---note it will still stick a little) Then carefully place marshmallow Krispies into each muffin tin. Use your finger to create a nest in the center. (push the center down)
- I cut the peeps off just a little so the end is really sticky. Place the in the center of each nest. Then sprinkle candies around. Chill for at least an hour. Serve
Alternatively to making individual peep nests butter a long baking dish and place the marshmallow rice krisipies into the pan. Place peeps and eggs all over the top and cut into individual pieces
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Serving Size:24 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182Saturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 31gSugar: 20gProtein: 1g