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Mini Egg Nests

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by Amber on April 23, 2011

If you’re like me, Easter snuck up on you this year, despite it being late this April. April’s always a big month for me to remember stuff. First, my brother in law, David, has his birthday. He was born on April 4th, at 4:44 p.m. No really! To say 4 is his lucky number is, I think, and understatement.

Then it’s my Nan’s birthday on the 9th. Then my other brother in law, Jeremy, has his birthday on the 19th. That’s a lot of birthdays to remember to buy gifts for and write cards and make phone calls, people. I’m lucky I remember Easter even happens!

But then, if I’m honest, the grocery store is never going to let me forget, are they? As the Valentine’s Day candy goes on clearance, the Easter candy goes on sale – despite the entire month of March being between them.

I had the idea for these nests in my head throughout the month of March, but didn’t get around to making them for ages. That’s how we happened to go through 3, yes 3! bags of Cadbury Mini Eggs before I actually got around to making them.

Which, people, is just silly. Because it took all of 10 minutes to make these treats. So if you’re scrambling for something to make to take to an Easter Egg hunt tomorrow, head to the store right now. You’ll have these done and the rest of your Saturday free to do whatever you want!

I was very pleased with the taste of Crispix instead of the usual treat-making cereal. It mimicked branches for the nests, and holy WOW did it taste good! Super crunchy and marshmallow-y in one bite. I think I may even make marshmallow treats with Crispix from now on!


 
What are you up to tomorrow? Will you spend the day with family?

These would be super fun as Easter meal place cards. Place each treat in a decorative muffin paper, and then place a card to be held by the Mini Eggs with the person’s name on it. The treat can be moved to the bread plate while you enjoy dinner, and then devoured as dessert!

 

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{ 21 comments }

Wenderly April 23, 2011 at 3:53 PM

So cute!

Amber April 25, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Thanks, Wendy! They’re as addicting as they are cute.

Bianca April 23, 2011 at 8:33 PM

I LOVE these!! My favorite commercial ever is the cadbury egg bunny commercial.

Happy Easter and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Amber April 25, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Bianca, I love that commercial too! It’s been the same since I was a little kid. It’s timeless!

Nancy @TSP April 23, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Aren’t these sweet! This is a recipe the kids could definitely help with. And, I bet gluten-free chex would work perfectly.

Amber April 25, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Nancy, I almost used Chex. I think they would work perfectly. I just didn’t know if marshmallows are gluten free!

Sylvie@GITK April 24, 2011 at 7:59 AM

Genius idea to use Crispix cereal, I think these look adorable.

Amber April 25, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Thanks, Sylvie. I have my moments! ;)

Laura April 25, 2011 at 1:01 PM

How adorable! I love those Cadbury eggs…

Amber April 25, 2011 at 1:17 PM

Laura, they’re a real problem in this household. We can’t control ourselves around them. Then I went and added great cereal and marshmallow.. these treats lasted about 3 minutes.

Tracy April 25, 2011 at 3:20 PM

These are so cute Amber!! What a great last-minute idea, especially because I am always scrambling to get Easter stuff ready. These are definitely going on my list to make for next year. Or maybe in a few days now that all the Easter candy is marked down. ;-)

Amber | B&B April 27, 2011 at 1:59 PM

I’ll definitely be making more with leftover candy, Tracy!

Lucy@The Sweet Touch April 26, 2011 at 10:16 AM

These look tasty! I made a similar version but with macaroons for the base. They are always a big hit! Thanks for sharing:)

Amber April 26, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Lucy, macaroons are an inspired idea! Yum.

Diane Hoeptner April 26, 2011 at 1:59 PM

These are DARLING!!! How clever are you??!!!

Amber April 26, 2011 at 2:31 PM

Aww shucks. They’re simple. But they’re incredibly yummy. Thanks, Diane!

naomi April 28, 2011 at 12:26 PM

OMG-These are incredibly adorable! I love it.

christa kelso April 28, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Just found your blog! These mini nests are adorable! def going to make these next year :)

sweetsugarbelle April 28, 2011 at 3:00 PM

You are so right. I always forget about Crispix unless I’m making puppy chow, then I thing dang these are good! I think my next batch of RKT will be Crispix treats instead. Hope you had a great Easter!

In Katrina's Kitchen April 30, 2011 at 10:20 PM

I love this – totally love it! Crispex is one of my favorite cereals anyway. It’s nice to have “met” you! Love your blog too! Thanks for the Keurig help!! :)

Choc Chip Uru January 25, 2012 at 4:53 AM

These are simply gorgeous Easter baskets – I would love to make these :)

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