The title of this recipe is Peanut Butter Rice Krispies; however, at the last minute I decided to substitute my peanut butter for Jif brand Chocolate Hazelnut spread in place of the peanut butter. (I’m assuming this recipe would also work with Nutella.) This is such an easy recipe to follow and it produces the most delicious rice krispies treats imaginable! If you haven’t made any cute food for Easter yet, I highly recommend whipping some of these yummy nests
The ingredients for these treats are simple and gluten free if you use the g/f Rice Krispies cereal.
To make the nests, I placed a scoop of the mixture in a lightly greased muffin tin and used my thumb to shape the nests. Be careful not to compact your nests too tightly or otherwise your rice krispies treats will be very tough to chew.
Place your candy-coated eggs in each nest and you are done! I used Hershey’s eggs but Cadbury eggs would work great as well.
- 3 T butter
- 1 package regular marshmallows (or 4 cups mini-marshmallows)
- 1/2 C peanut butter (or chocolate nut spread)
- 6 C rice krispies cereal
- Optional: Bag of egg-shaped chocolate candies
- In a large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted over low heat. Stir in peanut butter (or chocolate spread) until melted. Remove the pan from heat.
- Immediately add rice krispies cereal and stir until well coated.
- To create nests, press mixture into muffin tins and use your thumb in the center of each to create the "nest". Tip: Be careful not to compact the nests too tightly otherwise your treats will be very dense and hard to chew.
- Remove the nests from the muffin cups and place three candy-coated chocolate eggs in each nest.
These turned out so cute and were a big hit with my boys when they came home from school today. Enjoy!