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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.

Recipe by MyRecipes March 2008

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
8 Servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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 (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.

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Chef's Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts

488 calories; fat 23g; saturated fat 18g; protein 3g; carbohydrates 67g; fiber 2g; sodium 250mg.
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