Do you need an easy and attractive treat to serve for Easter or a related party? These Nest Krispie Treats will hit the spot!
Ingredients:For the Nests
6 cups Rice Krispies or generic cereal
4 Tbsp Soy-free Earth Balance (or a butter that fits your needs)
4-5 cups mini marshmallows
Green food coloring
Frosting of your choice -AND/OR-
2 cups flaked coconut
To Fill the Nests
Egg-shaped chocolates or Jelly Beans
Melt Earth Balance or butter in a large pot on the stove.
Add marshmallows and stir constantly, until fully melted.
Immediately add cereal and stir until evenly distributed. Remove from heat.
Grease your hands with additional butter or oil. Keep more handy to keep re-greasing.
Working quickly, take out a handful of the treats and carefully sculpt into a nest shape. Use your thumbs to push a depression in the middle and cup the bottom to help it hold its shape.
Place on waxed paper and repeat until all treats are made.
Add Grass to your Nest
Tint frosting green and spoon into a piping bag with a narrow, circular tip.
Pipe blades of grass onto each nest.
If you prefer coconut grass
add the coconut flakes to a small plastic bag or jar.
In a cup, mix together 1-2 teaspoons water and a few drops of green food coloring.
Pour the tinted water over the coconut, and seal the bag/jar.
Shake the container until all of the coconut is evenly colored.
Sprinkle green coconut artfully over the green frosting, or directly onto the Krispie nests.
Lay Some Eggs
Place three egg-shaped candies or jelly beans into the center of each nest.
Special ingredients:no dried fruits, no fresh / raw fruits that don't get cooked by the end of the recipe, no fermented / pickled foods, no seeds, no beans / legumes / pulses, no dried / ground spices, no meat / poultry, no alcohol
Just right for...:Great for kids, Crowds/parties, Spring favorites, Easter Favorites
Top 8 allergens?:dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, fish-free, shellfish-free, nut-free, peanut-free
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