These Rice Krispies Nests are a perfect Easter treat.

Rice Krispies Nests

I have been making way too many Rice Krispies treats during quarantine. The boys love to help in the kitchen and Rice Krispies treats is our to go-to recipe. This time, instead of making a square pan of Rice Krispies treats, we decided to use a cupcake tray to make individual little nests filled with chocolate candy eggs. These Rice Krispies nests are perfect for Easter!

These individual little Rice Krispies nests filled with chocolate candy eggs are a perfect Easter treat.


  • 5 cups marshmallows
  • 5 cups rice cereal
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mini eggs


  1. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Once melted, add the marshmallows. Stir the mixture until the marshmallows are completely melted.
  2. Remove from heat, then immediately stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. Add the rice cereal, folding it into the marshmallow mixture until all of the cereal is incorporated. Make sure each piece of cereal is coated with the marshmallow mixture.
  4. Grease a 12-cup cupcake tray.
  5. Wet your hands and scoop about 1/4 cup portions of the Rice Krispies into the prepared cupcake tray.
  6. Press the Rice Krispies into a cup shape.
  7. Allow the Rice Krispies cups to set and harden for half an hour before popping them out of the cupcake tray.
  8. Fill with treats. We used mini eggs but M&M’s or any type of candy will do the job 🙂

Need more Easter fun? Try these cute Easter bunny pancakes!

Easter Rice Krispies nests in a cupcake tray.

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