Rice Crispy Treat Easter Nests

Rice Crispy Treat “nests” hold colorful Easter candies
—fast, easy, colorful, inexpensive.

Easter “nests” made from Rice Crispy Treats recipe filled with candies

Who doesn’t love a quick treat that’s easy to make AND pretty? I sure love to make tasty things and the holidays always have me looking for fun desserts to make. Sometimes I’m not in the mood to do a lot of baking—or to heat up the oven—so I’ll make quick and easy treats such as these fun little “nests.”

Rice Crispy Treats Easter “nests” filled with jelly beans displayed on a plate with blue Easter grass

One of the easiest desserts on earth has to be the Rice Crispy Treat! They are inexpensive to make and if you don’t mind cleaning up a sticky bowl, they take little time with minimal expense. They also lend themselves to any shape since they can be molded while warm into just about anything! I’ve made Rice Crispy Treat wreaths at Christmas and even made small bowls to hold candy for the kids at Halloween.

Rice Crispy Treat recipe shaped into nests filled with jelly beans displayed on a white plate with an Easter card

Since I had all the supplies and wanted to make a sweet treat this weekend I decided to make these cute little “nests” and fill them with fancy jelly beans! So fun, so yummy and SO easy!

vanilla, Rice Crispies cereal, butter, marshmallows, measuring cups, muffin tin, and jelly bird eggs ingredients for Easter Nests made from Rice Crispy Treats

Let’s Go!

Ingredients for making 12 Rice Crispy Treat Easter nests:

  • 5 cups Rice Crispy cereal

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1/4 cup melted butter

  • 4 cups marshmallows

  • Mini eggs (jelly beans or chocolate, etc.)

Instructions to Make Rice Crispy Treat Easter Nests:

Step 1

Lightly grease the inside of muffin trays with butter.

Step 2

Heat marshmallows in a microwave-safe bowl for 25 seconds. Stir and continue melting for 10 second intervals. Remove from microwave.

pouring Rice Crispies cereal into melted marshmallows and butter

Step 3

Stir in melted butter and vanilla to incorporate and begin adding rice cereal, one cup at a time.

Stirring Rice Crispies cereal into melted marshmallows

Step 4

Scoop mixture and press into the bottom and sides of muffin trays. It’s helpful to slightly wet your hands while pressing mixture since it will be very sticky.

Step 5

Place in the refrigerator for at least two hours.

Step 6

Remove the nests from the muffin trays, gently prying with a spoon if needed.

Chilled rice crispy treat recipe shaped into nests in a muffin tin ready to be removed

Step 7

Fill muffin cups with candy and enjoy!

finished Rice Crispy Treats Easter Nests filled with jelly beans and displayed on a white platter next to a rainbow Easter basket

Wishing you a happy Easter and all the joys the spring season brings!

Rice Crispies Treats Easter Nests recipe and step-by-step how to instructions with photos at Yarn Scissors Silk