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Easy Cocoa Rice Krispie Easter Egg Nests

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Dress up the dessert table with these easy Cocoa Rice Krispie Easter egg nests! They are a chocolate Rice Krispie treat that is then topped with creamy peanut butter, sprinkles and some Cadbury chocolate eggs. The ultimate no bake Easter dessert the whole family can enjoy.

Plates of chocolate Rice Krispies topped with sprinkles and chocolate eggs.

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Easter egg nests have been a hit every year we make them. You might even say it has become an Easter tradition. Crunchy nest with sweet sprinkles and melt in your mouth Cadbury chocolate eggs.

If you are on the hunt for more Easter inspired recipes, I have a few more you might enjoy. Whip up this classic Ambrosia fruit salad for entertaining, Easter thumbprint cookies, or try these easy Easter M&M bars.

Why These Easter Egg Nests Are A Hit

  1. These are quick and easy to prep and serve up your family and friends.
  2. Customize with different ingredients and toppings to create a dessert that fits you.
  3. Kid friendly if you have little ones who want to help work on making these nests.
  4. A cute Easter recipe that will elevate the look of your dessert table.

Key Ingredients

Cereal, sprinkles, salt, marshmallow, butter, peanut butter, and chocolate eggs on a white surface.

Ingredient Notes

  • Butter – Unsalted butter
  • Salt – Table salt
  • Marshmallows – 10 ounce mini marshmallow bag
  • Cereal – Cocoa pebbles
  • Peanut Butter – Can use nut butter if needed
  • Sprinkles – Colorful for Easter
  • Chocolate – Cadbury chocolate candy eggs

Variations:

  • Swap out the peanut butter for Nutella or cookie butter for a different flavor.
  • Use different types of cereal instead of Cocoa Pebbles, such as Rice Krispies, Fruity Pebbles, or Corn Flakes.
  • Add chopped nuts or coconut flakes to the Cocoa Pebbles mixture for extra texture and flavor. Go a step further and color the coconut green for grass.
  • Top the nests with different types of candy, such as jelly beans, M&M’s, or chocolate bunnies.

How To Make

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

Collage of creating chocolate rice krispie treats.
  1. To make these delicious Cocoa Pebbles Easter nests, start by lightly greasing two 12-cup muffin tins with cooking spray and setting them aside.
  2. In a pot over low heat, melt the butter and stir in the salt. Add the mini marshmallows and stir occasionally until fully melted. Remove the pot from the heat. (Photos 1 & 2)
  3. Add the Cocoa Pebbles and gently fold them into the melted marshmallows until completely coated. (Photo 3)
  4. Fill each muffin cup with 3-4 tablespoons of the Cocoa Pebbles mixture and press it into the cup to mold it. There should be a small dip in the center to fill with the peanut butter. Let the nests sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to cool and firm up. (Photo 4)
Collage of topping chocolate rice krispies, with chocolate eggs and sprinkles.
  1. Once the nests have set, top each one with a small spoonful of peanut butter. Add sprinkles if desired, and then top each nest with 3 mini Cadbury eggs. (Photos 5 & 6)
  2. Carefully remove each nest with a butter knife or wooden skewer and place them on a serving platter. Your Cocoa Pebbles Easter nests are now ready to enjoy!
Three plates of Chocolate Rice Krispies topped with sprinkles and chocolate eggs.

Tips:

  • To make it easier to remove the nests from the muffin tin, you can place cupcake liners in each cup before greasing them with cooking spray. Silicone liners work wonderfully for this recipe.
  • When pressing the Cocoa Pebbles mixture into the muffin cups, wet your fingers with water to prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands.
  • If you prefer a more peanut buttery flavor, you can mix the peanut butter with the melted marshmallows before adding the Cocoa Pebbles.

Storing Guide

Storage

These rice crispy Easter egg nests can store at room temperature for 1 week. Just place a single layer in an airtight container. If you plan to stack, place a layer of parchment paper between layers to prevent sticking.

Freezing

Freeze any nests you don’t plan to eat right away. Just place in a freezer container and freeze 2-3 months. Then thaw on the counter when you are ready to enjoy.

What To Serve With Easter Egg Nests

If you are going to have an Easter feast you might want to serve it with your favorite side dishes, ham, etc.

Or, if you want something to compliment the nests, consider this delicious strawberry tea to sip on with your sweet treat. You will find tons of recipes to try out.

Three chocolate Rice Krispies topped with sprinkles and chocolate eggs sitting on a white plate.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use a different type of cereal instead of Rice Krispies?

Feel free to use a variety of cereals in this recipe, like plain Rice Krispies, Fruity Pebbles, or Corn Flakes.

Can I make the nests ahead of time?

The nests can be prepared up to 2 days ahead and stored in an airtight container at room temperature. Adding the candy on top before serving will keep it fresh and prevent melting. Therefore, it’s best to do so right before serving.

Can I make the nests smaller or larger?

Feel free to customize the size of your Easter egg nests. You can omit the muffin tin or opt for a jumbo muffin tin to create larger nests.

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Chocolate Rice Krispies, one missing a bite, topped with sprinkles and chocolate egg sitting on a white plate.
5 from 7 votes

Cocoa Rice Krispie Easter Egg Nests


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
These Cocoa Rice Krispie Easter egg nests are a fun and festive treat for the holiday season. Made with melted marshmallows, Rice Krispies cereal, and peanut butter, these nests are shaped into cups and filled with mini chocolate eggs. The recipe is easy to follow and includes tips and variations to customize the treat to your liking.

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • To make these delicious Cocoa Rice Krispie Easter egg nests, start by lightly greasing two 12-cup muffin tins with cooking spray and setting them aside.
  • In a pot over low heat, melt the butter and stir in the salt. Add the mini marshmallows and stir occasionally until fully melted. Remove the pot from the heat.
  • Add the Rice Krispies cereal and gently fold it into the melted marshmallows until completely coated.
  • Fill each muffin cup with 3-4 tablespoons of the Rice Krispies mixture and press it into the cup to mold it. There should be a small dip in the center to fill with the peanut butter. Let the nests sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to cool and firm up.
  • Once the nests have set, top each one with a small spoonful of peanut butter. Add sprinkles if desired, and then top each nest with 3 mini Cadbury eggs.

Notes

  • To balance out the sweetness, you can add a pinch of salt to the melted marshmallows. You can also use salted butter instead of unsalted if desired.
  • If you’re not a fan of cocoa pebbles, you can swap them out for another flavor such as fruity pebbles or berry pebbles. Alternatively, you can use a different cereal like Rice Krispies.
  • If you’re not a fan of peanut butter, you can try using a chocolate spread like Nutella or a cinnamon toast crunch spread for a different flavor.
  • These cocoa pebble nests are best eaten the same day, but you can store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Avoid refrigerating them, as it will cause the nests to harden.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 203kcal (10%) Carbohydrates: 24g (8%) Protein: 4g (8%) Fat: 11g (17%) Saturated Fat: 4g (25%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0.1g Cholesterol: 7mg (2%) Sodium: 155mg (7%) Potassium: 104mg (3%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 14g (16%) Vitamin A: 363IU (7%) Vitamin C: 0.1mg Vitamin D: 1µg (7%) Calcium: 17mg (2%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I love these!! What a great nest dessert variation. Can’t wait to try these. I just know my kids will love them.

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