rice krispie treat nests

Rice Krispie Treat Nests

These Rice Krispie treat nests are so easy to make and the result is an amazing treat that kids and adults will love. It takes 30 minutes which is great when you're in a pinch and need to throw something together quickly.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 18 nests


Rice Krispies

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 6 cups rice krispies
  • 10 oz marshmallows

Buttermilk Frosting

  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • green food coloring


  • 1 bag cadbury eggs


For the Nests

  • In a large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove the pot from heat.
  • Add Rice Krispies cereal and stir until well coated and fully incorporated.
  • Scoop 1/4-1/3 cup of mix into muffins tins coated with cooking spray. Allow them to cool completely.

Buttermilk Frosting

  • While the Rice Krispies cool, make the icing. Add room temperature butter to a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment or use an electric hand mixer, and beat on high for 5 minutes until it is light and airy, and has doubled in size.
  • Add the icing sugar 1/2 cup at a time, mixing on medium high for 1 minute between additions and scraping down the bowl as needed.
  • At this point, you can add flavorings and food coloring, after all the icing sugar has been added. Use the milk to thin the mixture to the consistency that you need.
  • Scoop icing into a piping bag with a #18 wilton icing tip and pipe icing onto the Rice Krispie nests.
  • Place 3-4 Cadbury Eggs in each nest.


  • For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
  • The icing can last in the fridge for a few weeks. When you are ready to use it allow it to come completely to room temperature.
  • Spray the bowl and utensil with cooking spray to make stirring easier.
  • Soak the bowl in hot water immediately after finished to make clean-up super quick.