I don’t talk about it much, but I went to culinary school what seems like a million years ago. Each time I attend a party where I need to bring something, I tend to gravitate towards desserts.
Lately, my kiddos have been all about wanting to help me make said dessert.
So, in the effort to keep things fun in the kitchen, and causing me the least amount of OCD stress possible, I came up with these Easter Nests!
Fun Easter Nests
Have fun with these, don’t get too caught up in the ingredients.
If your kids don’t like coconut, no worries.
Want to use pink food coloring instead of green? Go for it.
The name of this game is to have fun with your kids while making a sweet treat to bring to your next Easter gathering.
If you decide to make them with your family, be sure to let us know how they turned out!
- 2 cups rice krispies
- 1 cup pretzel sticks (broken in half)
- 1 cup coconut flakes sweetened
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/2 bag 10 oz marshmallows
- green food coloring
- jelly beans, or spring colored m&m's
Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat.
Add marshmallows and stir until melted.
Add food coloring, a drop at a time until your desired color is reached. (For this recipe, we made it a pale pastel green.)
Add rice krispies and pretzel sticks. Stir.
Add coconut flakes and stir.
Add mixture to a mini donut tin, either sprayed with cooking spray or lightly buttered. Use buttered fingers or waxed paper to press into donut holes. Cover the “hole” part as well.
Let set about 20 minutes at room temperature, or 5 minutes in the fridge.
Remove from tin and flip over.
Add jelly beans (or pastel M&M's) to the middle.