Easter is almost here! I’ve seen a few different versions of the rice krispie nests and eggs going around Pinterest lately and had to make some of my own. I don’t know what it was about making these that put me in such a good mood, but I seriously had so much fun making these. I’m pretty sure I was even having conversations in my head with all my future unborn children, imagining their bright and cheery faces squealing in delight at the most cute and wonderful treat their mother had just made them (can you tell I’m not typically this domestic?). Pretty far-fetched…but my toddler did seem thrilled when I handed her a peep and let her go to town, and fetus seemed to be kicking an extra amount after I ate one myself. 🙂
So I thought I might also try cocoa krispies for my rice krispie nests to see if the brown ended up looking “nest-like,” and I was pretty pleased with the results! I can’t decide if the rice krispie nests look better white or brown, so you’ll have to help me decide!
How I Made My Rice Krispie Nests:
- 1. I set two cookie sheets out and sprayed them with cooking spray (I don’t currently have any wax paper on hand).
- 2. I sanitized a plastic easter egg that was the width I was looking for, and also sprayed the easter egg with Pam spray. I’m not sure if this step was necessary, but previous experience with sticky marshmallow has made me take all precautions to make sure I don’t end up in a sticky panic.
- 3. Cook your rice krispie recipe like normal. I did stove top version since we don’t own a microwave (I know, right? How very un-American!)
- 4. My next step was spraying my hands with Pam spray (once again, I’m not sure if this step is necessary, but when something sticky or doughy is stuck to my hands I get a claustrophobic feeling and my breathing gets a little more rapid. Weird? Probably). I won’t tell you how many times I ran to the sink to wash marshmallows off my hands and then ran back to finish more nests.
- 5. Place a handful of rice krispie treat into one side of the plastic easter egg to form a nest shape. Place on cookie sheet to cool (I also flatten mine a little bit once I put them on the cookie sheet to cool).
There you have it! Your very own adorable Rice Krispie Nests.
Rice Krispie Eggs and Peeps
I like to add Mini Cadbury Eggs to my nests, but jelly beans would work too. And how adorable are these peeps?
I think the Rice Krispie Nests looks cute without the peeps too, here’s what they look like with just the eggs.
And here is one of my husband’s pet peeves (when I cook something with such intensity that I have no time to clean up as I go, and our kitchen looks like a natural disaster of some sort). In my defense…Rice Krispies nests are time sensitive! I end up in some sort of panicked frenzy as I race against the clock and try to get through the “sticky” phase as quickly as possible.
I just realized this picture gives away my generic “krispy Rice.” Oh well, they taste just the same and you all would think I was some sort of weirdo if I kept repeating the phrase “krispy rice” throughout my post. Please forgive me for leading you on with false product titles.
Tips for Soft Rice Krispies:
- Use fresh marshmallows. For some reason this makes a difference. If you don’t know how long your marshmallows have existed in your pantry and you don’t want to risk a batch of hardened rice krispie treats, buy a new bag.
- Also, don’t let the marshmallows get too heated. For the stove top version, I cook on low-medium heat and pull the pan off the stove the moment the marshmallows are melted.
- Using a little bit more butter or marshmallow also helps.
So what’s the consensus? Brown Rice Krispie Nests or White?