Chocolate Rice Krispies Birds Nest – No-Bake Spring Dessert
As much as I enjoy baking, I do enjoy those easy to make treats that take next to no effort. So. I can be lazy and have a sweet tooth – we’ve all been there. Lazy or not, these super simple Chocolate Rice Krispies Birds Nests are delish. They’re a great no-bake spring dessert you can make for Easter, too. Set a tray of these out and you won’t have leftovers. Careful of chocolate covered fingers, though!
Also, this is a treat you can play around with and customize. I don’t know where I’d be in life if variety and customization weren’t options. Swap out the chocolate chips for Nutella. Go 50/50 with peanut butter chips and chocolate chips. Toss the malted milk eggs out and fill your nests with jelly beans. I totally recommend Starburst jelly beans if you go that route. I’m not a big jelly bean fan, but the Starburst ones are pretty dang good. Don’t forget to jazz them up with edible Easter grass under the eggs!
Crispy, crunchy, and oh so chocolatey!
- 1 1/2 cup Rice Krispies
- 2 tbsp butter or coconut oil
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chocolate chips
- bag of speckled malted milk eggs (Easter egg shaped malt balls)
- cupcake liners
- Melt your chocolate chips - stir in butter.
- Add your rice krispies to the chocolate and stir it all together.
- Once your chocolate and cereal is all mixed together, using either a spoon or your fingers, portion out a scoop of the mix and put it in a cupcake liner. You don't need to fill the liner. Press your chocolatey krispies down slightly - so it's stuck together. These don't need to be perfect circles or anything.
- Once all of your liners are filled, place your chocolate nests into the fridge for an hour to set.
- Once set, place two or three malted egg candies onto each nest.
- Keep refrigerated until ready to eat. All extras should be kept in the fridge.
You can make these as big or as little as you'd like. If you want them to be a bit thicker than how I made them, add more of the chocolate rice krispies mix to your cupcake liners. If you do make them thicker, add 15 - 20 more minutes to their time in the fridge. Malted milk balls are what I used for my eggs, but you can use anything - Cadbury mini eggs, jelly beans, etc.