If you have a classroom Easter or spring party, group Easter event, neighborhood gathering, or just want to make something cute with or for your kiddos, this adorable Rice Krispie Birds Nest Recipe is a must try!

rice krispie birds nest recipe


  • 1 ½ Tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • 2.5 Cups Miniature Marshmallows
  • 3 Cups Toasted Rice Cereal
  • Miniature Cupcake Pan
  • Cadbury Chocolate Eggs
  • Green Frosting

Yields 24 Mini Rice Krispie Cupcakes.


rice krispie birds nest recipe

Microwave butter in large microwaveable bowl on high for 45 seconds or until melted.

rice krispie birds nest recipe

Stir marshmallows into the butter and microwave 45 seconds.

Stir marshmallow mixture with a spoon that has been sprayed with cooking spray and microwave for another 45 seconds or until marshmallows are melted.

birds nest rice krispie recipe

Mix well.

rice krispie birds nest recipe

Add Toasted Rice Cereal immediately and press into a mini cupcake pan with a spoon to make the “birds nest”.

rice krispie birds nest recipe

Cool completely or place in the refrigerator.

Ice birds nests with green icing so that it looks like “grass”, and garnish with Cadbury chocolate eggs.

rice krispie birds nest recipe

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36 thoughts on “Rice Krispie Birds Nest Recipe

  1. Oh thank you for this idea! We made them with peanut mms as a kid 🙂 I have a list of cute things to do for Easter and forgot about this idea – yours are so pretty!

  2. Ooh, I love these! I totally forgot about them, but had the same type of thing as a kid. I so have to make these for my kids this Easter! 😀

  3. This just took me all the way back! I remember making these in junior high. WOW! Thanks for the reminder, I definitely will be making these with my 3 year old 🙂

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