Rice Krispies Bird Nest Treats

Here is an easy to make and sweet Easter treat – Rice Krispies Bird Nest Treats. The combination of nest shaped Rice Krispies treats and M&M’s chocolate candies are a sweet pairing. They also look cute.


It is a fun treat to make with the kids. My kids requested we make these Rice Krispies Bird Nest Treats again this year. We already did as evidence by this post.

Rice Krispies Birds Nest Treats Recipe

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal
  • Small egg shaped candy such as chocolate eggs or jelly beans. (I used M&Ms Speck-tacular Milk Chocolate Eggs)


Melt butter over low heat and then add marshmallows. Stir until melted completely.  Add Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until cereal is completely coated.

Spray muffin tins with baking spray or butter the muffin tin cups. I divide the mixture to fill 24 muffin tin cups.

I use a spoon and my fingers to scoop the mixture into the muffin cups. I just keep putting butter on my fingers so the mixture won’t stick to me. Once a scoop of the mixture is in all the muffin cups, I place a piece of parchment paper on top of each Rice Krispies treat cup and press down.

To make a nice nest shape, I  use a tool I’ve had for years from Pampered Chef called a Mini-Tart shaper. I place a piece of parchment paper on top of the Rice Krispies treat and press the Mini-Tart shaper down the middle.  If you do not have a mini-tart shaper, then using your fingers should work.


Let cool completely.

Top each Rice Krispies Bird Nest with egg shaped candy. You could use frosting to make the candy stay in place. We did not do that. The candy could be colored coated chocolate candy or  jelly beans.  I used M&M’s Speck-tacular Milk Chocolate candy. They come in pastel colors. The picture at the top of this post shows only the blue colors.

Do you like to make any special sweet treats or desserts for Easter.

Have a Sweet Day!

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  1. Made these tonight with my 3 year old daughter. They turned out great!
    I melted the marshmellows and butter in the microwave and used the end of my vitamix ponder to make the shapes.

  2. These look so cute! How far ahead do you think you can make them? Do you recommend storing them in the fridge?

  3. I made these today for Easter. I used marshmallow crème sprinkled with green sugar to hold the peeps in the nest. Yumm!!

  4. judy lyon says:

    Some of the cutest things I have ever seen. Thanks so much for posting these crafts. They’re great.

  5. You are very welcome Judy! Thanks for the nice comment.


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