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Crispy Easter Nests

Greet your Easter guests with pint-sized crisp rice cereal treats. Place them at each spot around the lunch table or wrap them up as a dessert-to-go at the end of the afternoon. The green food dye transforms flake coconut into mock "grass" for your edible Easter basket.

All You MARCH 2008

  • Yield: 8 Servings


  • 1 (14 oz.) bag sweetened flake coconut
  • Green food dye
  • 1 (7.5 oz.) jar Marshmallow Fluff
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Cooking spray
  • 24 Jordan almonds


Place 1 (14 oz.) bag sweetened flake coconut in a bowl. Use a toothpick to apply and stir in a few drops of green food dye. Let dry. Melt 1 (7.5 oz.) jar Marshmallow Fluff in a pan over medium-low heat, stirring, until soft and pliable. Stir in 3 cups Rice Krispies. Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips; remove from heat. Arrange 8 paper cupcake liners on a work surface. Mist hands with cooking spray. Gather a small amount of cereal mixture and shape to fit into a cupcake liner. Add more cereal to make a rim around top. Let cool. Make 7 more. Fill each nest with a bit of coconut and 3 Jordan almonds.


To make it easier to shape the cereal mixture into a nest, place the paper liners in a muffin pan so you'll have a hard surface to press against.  You can use either liquid food coloring or food coloring gel or paste.  Use a toothpick for the gel or paste; if you use the liquid food coloring, blend the coloring into the coconut with a fork.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 488
  • Fat: 23g
  • Saturated fat: 18g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 67g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 250mg

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