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.
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.
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Why These Easter Egg Nests Are A Hit
- These are quick and easy to prep and serve up your family and friends.
- Customize with different ingredients and toppings to create a dessert that fits you.
- Kid friendly if you have little ones who want to help work on making these nests.
- A cute Easter recipe that will elevate the look of your dessert table.
- 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
How To Make
The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.
- To make these delicious Cocoa Pebbles Easter 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. (Photos 1 & 2)
- Add the Cocoa Pebbles and gently fold them into the melted marshmallows until completely coated. (Photo 3)
- 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)
- 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. (Photo 5)
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
You can use a different type of cereal in this recipe, such as plain Rice Krispies, Fruity Pebbles, or Corn Flakes.
The nests can be made up to 2 days in advance and store them in an airtight container at room temperature. Adding the candy on top just before serving will ensure the candy stays fresh and doesn’t melt. So save that right before serving.
Make your Easter egg nests as large or small as you would like. You could skip the muffin tin or reach for a jumbo muffin tin for larger nests if you wish.
Need more dessert recipes? Try these:
- Easter Jello Shot Eggs
- Funfetti Cake
- Easter Rice Krispie Treats with Pretzels and Cadbury Eggs
- See all our Easter recipes!
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Printable Recipe Card
Cocoa Rice Krispie Easter Egg Nests
- 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.
- 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.