Rice Krispies Robin Egg Nests


Apparently I've started a tradition of making edible nests of some kind for Easter the past couple of years starting with these ones. I also just really love the Whoppers Robin Eggs candy, too. Why is Easter candy so good?? It's easily my favorite holiday candy. Turning everything into an egg shape really just lures me in I guess. 
Anyway, these are so easy to put together and my kids loved making them. I mean what's more fun than eating edible grass and eggs inside a Rice Krispies treat nest. Rice Krispies treats will always have my heart.
If you're looking for the perfect Easter treat for your family then this is it! It's definitely something everyone will love.

Rice Krispies Robin Egg Nests
Adapted from ricekrispies.com
Coconut Grass
1/4 tsp. water
2 drops regular or neon green food coloring (more if desired)
1/2 cup coconut flakes

1. In small bowl, stir together water and green food coloring. Add coconut. Stir until coconut is tinted. Spread on a large plate to dry.

Rice Krispies Nests
3 Tbsp. butter
1 package (10 oz) marshmallows OR 4 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
4 oz. box Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs candy

1. In large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. 
3. Add Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.
4. Divide warm mixture into 18 regular-sized muffin-pan cups, about 1/2 cup per nest. Using your fingers, indent and shape mixture into a nest shape. Cool. Remove from pans.
5. Fill cooled nests with a pinch of colored coconut and 3 to 4 Whoppers Mini Robin Eggs candy.

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