Chocolate Rice Krispie Easter Nests, the sweetest easy Easter treats for kids. Super easy to make, these chocolaty nests are sheer bliss. If you are looking for rice krispie treats, you will absolutely love these. My kind of no-bake dessert!
What a fun way of using up chocolate Easter eggs, and keeping everyone entertained. Only 5 ingredients needed, just try not to eat too many chocolate eggs at once, as the Easter menu can be rather generous.
The countdown for Easter has started! How exciting! If you are not quite sure what to do for Easter, no need to panic yet, there is still plenty of time left to gather ideas for your big day meal and activities for little ones.
It is such a special time of the year, when we get to have the whole family celebrating with us. And then you have the lovely Spring weather, the joy, the laughter. Happy times!!!
Kids love rice krispies, so how about we make this breakfast cereal into a delicious dessert? Shaping a nest is fun, and everybody will get excited about starting the Easter treat making.
- rice krispies - I used the plain ones, coco pops can also be used
- chocolate - I used dark chocolate, milk chocolate also ok
- butter - salted or unsalted
- golden syrup - can be swapped for honey
- oil - for brushing the muffin tin
- chocolate eggs
If you haven't got rice krispies, not a problem you can still make some spectacular Easter nests. Cornflakes are a great substitute, or shredded wheat crushed lightly. Plain rice noodles used in bombay mix snacks are also pretty good, if you can find.
The amount of these cereal needed might vary depending on their size and texture, so add less at first, and see if the mixture is the right consistency.
You can fill the nests with any treats you have around: mini chocolate eggs, mini creme eggs, any other easter treats you have around - and don't we have too many treats around?!
Step-by-step photos and instructions
This recipe must be the easiest to make, no bake, no fuss, and the kids can join in the fun too.
- First, add the butter and chocolate to a bowl, and set over a pan of simmering water to melt.
- Add the golden syrup and mix well to get a smooth texture
- In a bowl, add the rice krispies, then the chocolate mixture, and stir well to combine
- Oil a 6-hole muffin tin, divide the mixture evenly, then use a spoon to give the shape of a bird's nest.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours so that the nests can firm up.
- To remove from the tin, use a sharp knife to ease up the edges, then fill the nests with chocolate Easter eggs.
And that's all. Quick, easy, what a treat!
Don't be tempted to add any more rice krispies to the mixture, even if it looks like there is too much chocolate. Once they firm up, they will be absolutely fine.
If there isn't enough chocolate, the nests won't keep their shape well, and it will be hard to remove them from the pan without breaking them.
I hope you like them and that they can make their way to your Easter menu! We certainly do, so much that we even have a similar treat for Halloween, my Pumpkin-Shaped Rice Krispie Treats are as delicious.
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Chocolate Rice Krispie Easter Nests
- 1 cup rice krispies
- 100 g dark chocolate
- 30 g butter
- 1 tablespoon golden syrup
- oil for brushing
- chocolate eggs for decorating
- Melt the chocolate and butter over a pan of simmering water.
- Remove from the heat, add the golden syrup and combine everything together.
- Pour the chocolate mixture over the rice krispies, and mix well.
- Lightly oil a 6-hole muffin tin, divide the warm mixture evenly, pressing gently with your fingers or a spoon to shape a bird's nest.
- Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
- Use a sharp knife to ease up the edges, then fill the nests with chocolate eggs.
- Click on the US Customary link to see the measurements displayed in cups and ounces.
- The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.
- Don't be tempted to add any more rice krispies to the mixture, even if it looks like there is too much chocolate. Once they firm up, they will be absolutely fine.
- If there isn't enough chocolate, the nests won't keep their shape well, and it will be hard to remove them from the pan without breaking them.