Easter Marshmallow Nests are a fun treat that are quick and easy to make with kids (and the young at heart) this half term! Get the recipe at Supper in the Suburbs!

Easter Marshmallow Nests

Marshmallow Easter Nests are a fun alternative to the traditional chocolate rice krispie nests. Scroll down for my simple recipe.

Easter treats

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.

Easter Marshmallow Nests are a fun treat that are quick and easy to make with kids (and the young at heart) this half term! Get the recipe at Supper in the Suburbs!

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. Theseย 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.

Easter Marshmallow Nests are a fun treat that are quick and easy to make with kids (and the young at heart) this half term! Get the recipe at Supper in the Suburbs!

The recipe

Easter Marshmallow Nests

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 20 easter nests

Ingredients

  • 100g rice krispie cereals
  • 100g marshmallows
  • 50g butter
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • Roughly 60 mini eggs

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter a pan with the marshmallows and stir.
  2. Keep the heat low and add the golden syrup when the marshmallows begin to lose their shape.
  3. Gently stir the mix until a thick sticky liquid has formed. Immediately pour this over the rice krispies and stir.
  4. Working quickly so that the mix doesn't set, spoon the mixture into paper cases topping with chocolate mini eggs or marshmallows.
  5. Allow to cool before eating.
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Easter Marshmallow Nests are a fun treat that are quick and easy to make with kids (and the young at heart) this half term! Get the recipe at Supper in the Suburbs!

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.

Pin it for later!

In the meantime, if you like this recipe please make sure you pin it for later! Happy Easter everyone!

Easter Marshmallow Nests are a fun treat that are quick and easy to make with kids (and the young at heart) this half term! Get the recipe at Supper in the Suburbs!

12 comments

  1. Years ago Sanders maid easter eggs they had marsh mellows cream coconut with 3 jelly beans on them.. Do u have anything close to that?? Kids don’t want cereal or anything else just chocolate, coconut, . marsh mellow and jelly beans

  2. Oh yes, chocolate crispie nests are a tradition here even though my lot are all now pretty big (and they are just as messy) – I’ve just been given a bag of veg friendly marshmallows so I’m going to have a go at your recipe, I’ve always fancied marshmallow nests, there’s enough chocolate around already!

    1. I’m glad I’m not the only big kid around here ๐Ÿ˜› let me know how you get on with the veggie marshmallows – I wonder if that will affect them setting? Might even help!

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