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Rice Krispies Easter Treats For Kids

Updated on March 4, 2015
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Jules Corriere is a playwright and theater director, having written over 40 plays, one of them performing at the Kennedy Center in D.C.

Rice Krispies Jelly Bean Bird Nest

Springtime Treats For The Classroom!

Are you a busy mom, who also signed up to be an elementary school room mother? Do you need a quick and fun recipe for the Springtime Holidays? This is the page for you. Whether you make these treats ahead of time and bring them to the class, or whether you assemble the ingredients and have the kids help you craft them, you'll be guaranteed one thing: A Big classroom full of smiling children. Step by step instructions and photos will help you (and your child's class) make these treats that are pretty enough to eat.

Fun springtime activity for the classroom

rice krispies classroom treats
rice krispies classroom treats

Rice Krispies Nest Eggs As a Classroom Activity

The Variations are Endless

The great thing about making these rice krispies nests for a classroom activity, is that (1) It's Easy to prepare and (2) It offers Endless opportunities for the children to create the nest of their dreams.

You do the hard part at home. Make the rice krispies mixture, and form into about 30 nests.

Then, bring the nests and the ingredients to fill them at school. Allow each child one nest, and lay the ingredients on the table. Let each child create his nest by adding shredded and colored coconut, shaved chocolate, frosting, jelly beans, m&m's, etc.

If you are making these for smaller children, these are easy enough to assembly line and create at home.

rice krispies treats ingredients
rice krispies treats ingredients

Step 1

Making Basic Nests

3 TBS butter or margarine

1 10 oz package marshmallows

6 cups Rice Krispies

In large sauepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows. Mix until marshmallows are fully melted. Remove from heat. Add cereal.

Photo from ricekrispies.com

rice krispies nests in muffin pans
rice krispies nests in muffin pans

Step 2

Forming The Nests

Using buttered spatula, cut out 1/4 cup or so sized portions and form into nest on wax paper

OR

Coat 2 muffin pans with butter. place 1/4 cup portion in bottom of muffin pan.

Allow to set.

When all are set, place them on large cookie sheets or trays to bring into classroom. Or, if you prefer, assemble them at home and be the star attraction when you carry them into the classroom.

If the Children are younger, assemble the nests yourself and bring in a treat that will be "oohed" over. If the children are older, turn it into a classroom activity and let the kids make their own beautiful nests.

delicious rice krispies treats
delicious rice krispies treats

Step 3

Fill The Nest and Make It Pretty

Ingredients

This is a start, but use your imagination. The options are endless. Set some of these on the table and let the children choose. They'll make a mess that they'll be happy to clean up!

Grass Ideas:

Shaved coconut

Shaved chocolate

Potato Sticks

Egg Ideas:

Jelly Beans

M&M's

Whopper Eggs

Peeps

Marshmallows

Nerds

Bubble Gum Eggs

Cocoa Krispies nest egg
Cocoa Krispies nest egg

Variations

These treats are so fun and easy, you'll catch yourself wanting to try variations. Try adding a few drops of green or yellow food coloring in the marshmallow/margarine mixture before adding cereal. Or start with Cocoa Krispies instead, for a brown nest.

For A Healthier Snack, Try Using Sesame Sticks, Peanuts, Raisins and Pretzels to create your Nest.

Photos of Fun Variations from Google Images - Now That You Have The Basics, Try These Alternatives!

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Arts and Crafts With Food?

photo from google pictures
photo from google pictures

Photo from alphamom.com

Do You Let Your Kids or the Kids in Your Class Help Make Their Own Treats?

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Photos on this lens were found on google images.

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    • stephiy profile image

      stephiy 4 years ago

      Okay I know it's not near Easter, but Yum! Nice lens :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I did find this page helpful. Rice Krispie Treats are one of my favorite snacks. I like how you showed variations to the recipe as well. Great lens. God bless!

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      Iudit Gherghiteanu 5 years ago from Ozun

      for birthday parties they should be a big treat too...wonderful idea, can.t wait for the occasion.

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      Sandy Mertens 5 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Love Rice Krispies treats. These are some great ideas.

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      reasonablerobby 5 years ago

      These recipes remond me of my great Aunt who always made chocolate covered rice krispie treats

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Love Rice Krispie Treats in all shapes and sizes... thanks for great ideas! Also, thanks for the blessing of Easter and Eggs! ;-)

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      whats4dinner 5 years ago

      Very cute! I'm sure the kids will love these and they look yummy as well.

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      craftaproject 5 years ago

      These are great ideas and are not difficult. Thanks for the recipes

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      gatornic15 5 years ago

      Really great idea.

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      gatornic15 5 years ago

      Really great idea.

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      squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

      Such a cute idea! I know the kids would love this!

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      one-of-a-kind bird's nest using rice crispies. angelblessings.

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      I want some, I'll send you my address! ha! Just kidding! Squid Angel blessing.

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Awww these are so cute. I don't have any little ones, but my 17 year old will probably want to make these!

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      Deadicated LM 5 years ago

      Wow, I wish I had you for a teacher. Thanks for your Blessing; have a great April Fools Day ;-)

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      Lauriej1 5 years ago

      Very cute idea!! My daughters have been looking for a relatively mess - free Easter treat. Thanks for sharing!! :)

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      ideadesigns 5 years ago

      These are a great idea, love the easter eggs. Cocoa ones are probably really tasty.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Oh, these are really cute Easter treats and who doesn't love Rice Krispie Treats?! Perfect!!!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      These little Rice Krispies bird nests are absolutely gorgeous. I've never seen them before but I am sure that my grandkids would love them.

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      We used to make a double recipe of Krispie treats and them mold it into Easter shapes - rabbits, chickens, nests, big, little, cartoony, realistic, and make round ones for eggs, etc. It is a fun way to exercise creativity just before Easter.

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      Great Easter idea, my daughter would love this. Thank you for sharing.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      What a great idea for any time children come calling. Thank you .. I'll be using this.

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      whiteskyline lm 6 years ago

      Wow I love those!! I love rice krispy treats, and jelly beans, I want one!!!

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      These rice krispie Easter treats look adorable and delicious - thanks for sharing :)