Chocolate Chick Eggs in a Nest – Fun Treats for Easter and Spring

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Looking for an easy and fun recipe for Spring and Easter treats? Check out these adorable chocolate chick egg nest treats! A recipe so simple, your kids will be able to help and a treat so delicious, they’ll beg you for more. These cute little nests are made from handmade rice cereal treats, shaped like a bird’s nest, shredded coconut and three colorful chocolate eggs. It’s an inexpensive and easy treat for the whole family. These are perfect for your next Easter party or just for an after school snack!

When it comes to holiday treats, I try to come up with options that are quick. When you have three very impatient kids in the house, you really don’t have any other option. These treats took about 15 minutes and that was only because I didn’t realize how sticky they really are. My advice, make sure you have wax or parchment paper on hand! Which reminds me…

Here Are The Supplies You’ll Need:

Ziplock bag
Muffin Tin
Cupcake Liners (optional)
Something Small and Round
Wax Paper
Sauce Pan
Silicone Spatula or Spoon
Tongs

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Chocolate Chick Eggs in a Nest Recipe

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Chocolate Chick Eggs in a Nest


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The perfect treat for Easter. Rice cereal treats, filled with coconut and topped with chocolate candy eggs.


Ingredients

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  • 6 cups rice cereal
  • 10 oz puffed marshmallows
  • 3 TBSP butter
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 710 drops green food coloring
  • 1 bag chocolate egg candies

Instructions

  1. Place the shredded coconut in a ziplock bag and add food coloring. Mix until coconut turns green. Set aside.
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  2. Place butter in a sauce pan and heat on low.
  3. Once butter has melted, add marshmallows and stir until melted.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Add rice cereal and stir until completely mixed.
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  6. Spray muffin tin with non-stick spray or lightly spread butter in each section.
  7. Fill each section with the finished cereal mix.
  8. Take something round, cover it with wax paper and push down in the center of each treat. This will help to create the nest shape. Repeat with all.
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  9. Remove from the tin and place on a plate.
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  10. Fill each with green coconut.
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  11. Top with chocolate egg candies.
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Want to Create the Bunnies Too?

After we were done with the chocolate chick egg nest treats, we wanted to create a little bunny as well. What’s more Easter than bunnies and chicks? The bunny is super easy to do. Just take some shredded coconut that hasn’t been dyed and add the rabbit feet and tail. These cute little tail and feet candy pieces can be purchased at Target for under $5. They also come with white sprinkles that you can use instead of the coconut (or save them for your next baking project).

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If you’re looking for a little more complicated option, you can also make cupcakes and top them with a little frosting, the green shredded coconut and chocolate candy eggs. I bet those would be just as much a hit as these chocolate chick egg nest treats are.

What special treats does your family make for Easter? Comment below! I’d love to hear. Maybe next year, we will try out your recipe!

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A simple Easter recipe consisting of rice cereal treats, chocolate candy eggs and shredded coconut. The kids will love this recipe. It's perfect for Easter.

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  1. Such a great recipe, it sounds so easy and quick to make and it looks adorable

  2. I have never ever made these this way. I make nests every year. I love these nests the way you make them here. Also I have never thought of dying the coconut. They look fabulous.

  3. These are so crafty and cute! My daughter and nephews would love to do this, so this is right on time!

  4. the recipe looks fine to follow (not too easy but manageable) and the result is super pretty! awesome treat so easter

  5. I will definitely have this on the table on our Easter Sunday party with the kids. Cute little treats and I’m sure the kids will love this.

  6. What fun Easter treats! My children have just finished school for the Easter holidays and we’re looking for fun Easter activities to do so we will definitely be giving these a try!

  7. My kids would absolutely love these. This would disappear in no time at our house! This is my kind of weekend treat.

  8. These look like super fun Easter treats to make with kids! I would love to make these with my nieces and nephews!!

  9. Wow, this is such a cute recipe to make for Easter and kids will surely like to eat these treats.

  10. These are so cute for Easter! I love it! My boys would love these. I will have to make them. They look really doable!

  11. What a great idea this is. I should make this for my kids as well, I think they will love it.

  12. These are adorable! No doubt I am making them for Easter this year. What a great way to wow the dessert table!

  13. Awwww these are so cute n doable. I am sharing it with my kids for the Easter project!

  14. These are such a great idea. I have my nephew visiting for Easter, we will have to turn the kitchen upside down and recreate these. If only I can get him to clean up afterwards without creating more work for my self.

  15. I love how easy these treats are to make. I need to make these nests with my son!

  16. These are so cute! I’ll have fun making them. I personally liked the bunny ones. Thanks for sharing the recipe. ?

  17. Making this with kids would be so much fun. Looks so cute and delicious. The kids would love it.

  18. I have never done this before. It look so delicious and so easy to prepare. I am sure kids will love and enjoy eating this treats.

  19. Super cute! I love the rice krispie nests. I wish I could find a replacement for the coconut. Not a fan!

  20. These are so creative and perfect for Easter! My mother in law loves to make special treats for the grandchildren. I can’t wait to show her this!

  21. These look fun to do with the kids. They look really easy and they turned out awesome.

  22. Now this a lovely idea of something different to make for Easter. Just something a bit different from the normal egg nests that are made.

  23. Those look so cute AND so tasty! I have to make up a big batch of these for, uh, the kids. Yeah. The kids…

  24. These look amazinggggg! I have no idea how you came up with this creative treat. Will try to do it for sure. Thanks a lot.

  25. These are so adorable. I could make these with the kids. I was looking at the photos wondering if the nest bedding was even edible then I read the post and realized it’s coconut. Awesome. That is genius and so tasty. I bet kids love these.

  26. These look adorable and I know the kids would enjoy them! I wonder if the bunny tail and feet from target actually taste good?

  27. My kids are going to freak out when they try these!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Danielle
    ClarkandAldine.com

  28. A great fun treat for kids. But am sure it also excites adults like me. Awesome ideas. Loved it.

  29. What a cool treat and so crafty. I usually do not do Easter stuff but this is also a nice spring treat.

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  30. Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing! Your blog is so neat snd organized! We don’t have kids of our own but we had 2 foster kids for nine months, 10 years ago, and despite getting to go back with their mom, they have remained a huge part of our life! I am very grateful to their mom for that!! So, even though we might not have kids I am a second mom to them and I am an aunt who appreciates all this great fun advice and I get to live vicariously through all of my online friends!! ???!

    Another fun treat was this cake I made (found idea on pinterest) where I surrounded it with little bunny peeps in alternating colors and used the spring m & m’s to help decorate it! The kids all loved it, young and old! And it photographs well, too! ? P.S. can’t wait to see what your doggies DNA is!

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  31. i have never made easter eggs or anything like this, this looks so pretty and yummy.m my little brother will love this so maybe i will give it a trial

  32. These would be so much fun to make for my guest on Easter. I love the colored shredded coconut too. It’s such a cool idea.

  33. These are the cutest! I know my kid will want to make these. They would be perfect for Easter, that’s for sure.

  34. These are the cutest eggs in a nest. I love the Bunny tails too. These would be so pretty on my Easter dessert buffet. I know my grandkids will love these.

  35. I’ve never made anything remotely like this before but I’m ready to start. These are so adorable and yummy looking, I think I’ll try to make them next week before the grandkids arrive. I’m fixing to check out your baskets on a budget.

  36. I always make the birds nests and let the grandkids decorate the coconut and place the eggs in the nest. Great way to spend sometime in the kitchen.