Marshmallow Easter Nests are a fun alternative to the traditional chocolate rice krispie nests. Scroll down for my simple recipe.
It’s that time of year where we all get silly over fluffy chicks, little eggs, and food blogs are filled with experimental hot cross bun flavours. (Last year and posted these Chocolate Orange Hot Cross Buns!)
In the UK kids are given two weeks holiday over the Easter period and I’m pretty sure its tradition in houses up and down the country for the kids to make a batch or two of chocolate rice krispie nests during the Easter holidays. I may be childless and 26 but I’m not afraid to admit that it’s still a tradition to make rice krispie nests in our house too! With just two weeks until Easter I’m sure this won’t be the only batch of Easter Marshmallow Nests that I make this year.
Chocolate vs marshmallow
Now don’t get me wrong, I love chocolate, but there’s plenty of that around at Easter so over the last couple of years I’ve lent towards making mine with marshmallows rather than chocolate. These straw coloured nests are sticky, sweet and only require 4 ingredients, plus the mini eggs you use to top them!
Marshmallow Rice Krispie Nests are fun to make whether you’re 5 or 50 and they are super quick to make so there’s no excuse not to have a batch ready for Easter Sunday.
- 100g rice krispie cereals
- 100g marshmallows
- 50g butter
- 1 tbsp golden syrup
- Roughly 60 mini eggs
- Melt the butter a pan with the marshmallows and stir.
- Keep the heat low and add the golden syrup when the marshmallows begin to lose their shape.
- Gently stir the mix until a thick sticky liquid has formed. Immediately pour this over the rice krispies and stir.
- Working quickly so that the mix doesn't set, spoon the mixture into paper cases topping with chocolate mini eggs or marshmallows.
- Allow to cool before eating.
More Easter inspiration
If you’re looking for more Easter baking ideas you’ll find an epic Chocolate Easter Cake, Easter Lemon Sponge Cake, Creme Egg Bundt Cake, Traditional Simnel Cake and of course those Chocolate Orange Hot Cross Buns on the blog – just click here.
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In the meantime, if you like this recipe please make sure you pin it for later! Happy Easter everyone!