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easter bird nests

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Lolita Slafter
Racine, WI

This is a recipe from my mom from many years ago and I used to make for my kids at Easter. These are even a nice treat for a kids Sunday school class party. Have fun making these and have the kids help! I wish you all a very Blessed Happy Easter!!! Always, Lita :)

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These little nests taste like crunchy no-bake cookies - they're delicious. Both kids and adults will enjoy making these. What a fun and yummy addition to your Easter dessert table! If you're in a pinch and don't have time to tint the coconut, try edible grass they sell in the stores at Eater. It'll work like a charm.

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(2 ratings)
yield 6 -8 depending on size
prep time 45 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For easter bird nests

  • 1 c
    light Karo syrup
  • 1 c
  • ADD:
  • 1 1/2 c
    peanut butter
  • 1 c
    chocolate chips
  • 4 c
    Rice Krispies
  • coconut, jelly beans, marshmallow chicks
  • green food coloring

How To Make easter bird nests

  • 1
    Bring to boil: 1 cup light Karo syrup and 1 cup sugar.
  • 2
    Remove from heat and add 1 1/2 cup of peanut butter, 1 cup chocolate chips and 4 cups of Rice Krispies, mixing well.
  • 3
    Shape about 1/2 cup of the mixture into a nest by making a ball and then pressing in the center to make depression for nest. Set on waxed paper.
  • 4
    Fill with coconut that has been tinted with green food coloring and a little water and air dried first. Note: Make sure the coconut has been dried enough and won't rub off on hands when touched.
  • 5
    Fill with jelly beans, chocolate eggs or other egg shaped candies and top off with a marshmallow Peep if desired. Have A Blessed and Happy Easter!!! :)