Hello! Easter is upon us, can you believe it? We’ve definitely been enjoying this season … reading lots of spring stories, spending time in the garden, and taking the time create some wonderful Easter goodies.
I came up with the idea for this treat when I stumbled upon edible Easter grass and these beautiful speckled egg candies at World Market. I thought, oh how neat would it be to make a little bird’s nest with these. I have to admit, I struggled a bit to figure out what to make for the “nest” part. But it hit me when we were visiting our favorite farmer’s market. They make the yummiest, gooiest rice krispie treats, so we always grab one to go (or two, or three). During our last visit, I got the brilliant idea to use them as the base for this delightful little Easter treat. We did make one modification — we made peanut butter rice krispie treats, because we’re a PB household!
Making these is pretty self-explanatory, and the pictures in my post should serve as a straightforward guide. I linked to all the goodies we used, including the edible grass 🙂
To get the nest shape, you’ll need an extra large muffin cup tin and parchment paper. Line each of the six muffin cups with parchment paper, and take about a cup size scoop of rice krispie treat mixture and drop it in. Use another piece of parchment paper to press the treat mixture down around the sides, creating a valley in the middle where you can seat the grass and eggs. Once the nests cool completely, remove them from the muffin cups, discard the parchment paper, and place the nests on a plate or tray. Now it’s time for the fun! You can really fill the nests with whatever candy you like … I thought these natural speckled eggs were so beautiful, and I am still a bit mesmerized by the edible grass (it tastes like apple)! I linked to a whole bunch of Easter-theme candy below. A peep plopped down in the middle would look adorable, particularly if your kids are marshmallow crazy.
My girls enjoyed these so much, I sent the recipe around to the other parents in their classes. They would make fantastic treats for an Easter get-together, or as a small treat to give to a friend before parting ways for spring break!
I hope you all have a great weekend, and stay tuned for another E25 post coming later this weekend.
Happy Nest Building!