These nests are an annual Easter treat for our family and friends.
Fancy Nancy's Rice Krispie Recipe
1 large pkg. (16 oz.) miniature marshmallows
1 cube of butter (1/2 cup)
10 cups name brand Rice Krispies
12 cups generic brand rice cereal
(trust me, there's a difference)
Food coloring - optional
Jelly beans (I like the tiny ones)
Place your marshmallows and butter in a large pan.
Turn your burner to the lowest heat possible.
Wait patiently and stir occasionally as the butter and marshmallows melt. If you rush this part, your Rice Krispie treats will turn out tough instead of soft and delicious.
When the butter and marshmallows are completely melted, stir in your food coloring (optional).
Add your Rice Krispies and stir thoroughly.
Spray two 12 cupcake pans with Pam or rub butter lightly. Spray a 1 cup measuring cup with Pam. Loosely scoop up a 'cup' of Rice Krispie treat and empty it in to one of the cupcake spots. How many nests you make will depend on how big you make them. You can easily get 20 to 24 nests out of a batch if you're careful. Butter your fingertips lightly and use them to lightly compress the treats and make a nest indentation. Add jelly bean 'eggs' and Peeps to complete your nest. Once the nests set for an hour or two they will easily hold their shape when taken out of the pan.