Healthy Rice Krispie nests

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Healthy rice krispie nests - peanut butter easter nests for kids to enjoy a healthy snack this Easter

Make these healthy Rice Krispie nests for the kids (or even with the kids) this Easter Sunday!
 
Rice Krispie treats are often made with melted marshmallows. They’re tasty and easy to make, but they’re loaded with refined sugar. In fact, marshmallows are 100% sugar and have no nutritional value.
 
So, we’ve made a healthier recipe for Easter that substitutes peanut butter for marshmallows. Peanut butter is high in protein, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, and Vitamin B6.
 
And your kids will also love helping you make these cute treats!

Summary

Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes + 2 hours chilling
Ages: Toddlers to Teens
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Makes: 8 Rice Krispie nests

Healthy rice krispie nests - peanut butter easter nests for kids to enjoy a healthy snack this Easter - ingredients

Rice Krispie Nests for Easter Sunday

If you have a house full of kids this Easter Sunday these Rice Krispie Nests can make a great snack to serve everyone!

We’ve used Peanut butter so do make sure you check for peanut allergies before making them for other people’s children.

If you’re worried about allergies you can also try replacing the peanut butter with sunflower seed butter instead.

How to make rice krispie nests

We’ve used just 3 ingredients to make these Rice Krispie nests. After they set you can spoon in some of our quick creamy filling and top them off with your kids’ favourite chocolate mini eggs!

You need 1 saucepan, 1 bowl and 1 muffin pan and you can put these Easter nests together. Pop them in the fridge, and take them out when you’re ready to serve!

Ingredients

For the Rice Krispie Nests:

  • 2 cups Rice Krispies (50 grams)
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter

For the Filling:

  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon double cream
  • Mini eggs – chocolate eggs

 

Instructions

  1. Grease the muffin cups of a 9 piece muffin holder.
  2. Measure out 2 cups or 50 grams of Rice Krispies and set them aside in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the peanut butter and honey to a small saucepan. Warm over a very low heat, stirring until everything is just melted and smooth.
  4. Pour the peanut butter and honey mixture into the mixing bowl with the Rice Krispies. Stir it gently until everything is well combined.
  5. Straight away, spoon the mixture into the muffin cups. Use your fingers or the back of a spoon, to press down and compact the mixture into a nest shape with a dip in the middle.
  6. Chill your Rice Krispie nests in the fridge for several hours or until set.
  7. For the filling melt the ½ cup of peanut butter with the double cream.
  8. Pour 1 teaspoon into each of the chilled nests, and push the chocolate mini eggs into the sticky mixture.
  9. Return your Easter egg nests to the fridge for another half hour so that the filling can set.

Healthy Rice Krispie nests – our step by step guide:

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Healthy rice krispie nests - peanut butter easter nests for kids to enjoy a healthy snack this Easter
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Melt your peanut butter

Measure out 2 cups (or 50 grams) of Rice Krispies and set aside in a large mixing bowl.

Melt your peanut butter with your honey in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring continuously.

You want it to just melt enough for the mixture to be smooth and well combined. Don’t let it carmelise.

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Healthy rice krispie nests - peanut butter easter nests for kids to enjoy a healthy snack this Easter
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Combine everything

Pour your peanut butter and honey mixture over the Rice Krispies in the bowl.

Stir gently with a spoon until well combined.

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Healthy rice krispie nests - peanut butter easter nests for kids to enjoy a healthy snack this Easter
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Make your Rice Krispie nests

Straight away, spoon the mixture into greased muffin cups.

Press down with your fingers or the back of a spoon to compact the Rice Krispie nests and make an indentation in the middle.

Pop them in the fridge to chill for several hours.

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Healthy rice krispie nests - peanut butter easter nests for kids to enjoy a healthy snack this Easter
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Add some creamy filling

30 minutes to 1 hour before your nests are ready to come out of the fridge, melt your peanut butter and double cream in a small saucepan for the filling.

Spoon 1 teaspoon of filling into your nests. Adjust the quantity to what is needed depending on the dip of your nests.

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Healthy rice krispie nests - peanut butter easter nests for kids to enjoy a healthy snack this Easter
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Top with chocolate mini eggs

Push your chocolate eggs into the peanut butter and double cream mixture and pop them back into the fridge to set.

This should only take about 30 minutes.

Enjoy your healthy peanut butter Rice Krispie nests this Easter!

 

Healthy rice krispie nests - peanut butter easter nests for kids to enjoy a healthy snack this Easter

 

If you enjoyed these healthy Rice Krispie nests, check out our gluten free Jam crumble bars.

 

Healthy rice krispie nests - peanut butter easter nests for kids to enjoy a healthy snack this Easter

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Healthy Rice Krispie nests

Make these healthy Rice Krispie nests with the kids or for the kids this Easter Sunday. We’ve used just 3 ingredients to make these Rice Krispie nests. You can then top them with a creamy filling and kids’ favourite chocolate mini eggs!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Easter nests with chocolate eggs, Peanut butter nests, Rice Krispie nests
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 Rice Krispie nests
Author Mas & Pas

Ingredients

For the Rice Krispie Nests:

  • 2 cups Rice Krispies (50 grams)
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

For the Filling:

  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp double cream
  • 1 packet mini chocolate eggs

Instructions

  • Grease the muffin cups of a 9 piece muffin holder.
  • Measure out 2 cups or 50 grams of Rice Krispies and set them aside in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the peanut butter and honey to a small saucepan. Warm over a very low heat, stirring until everything is just melted and smooth.
  • Pour the peanut butter and honey mixture into the mixing bowl with the Rice Krispies. Stir it gently until everything is well combined.
  • Straight away, spoon the mixture into the muffin cups. Use your fingers or the back of a spoon, to press down and compact the mixture into a nest shape with a dip in the middle.
  • Chill your Rice Krispie nests in the fridge for several hours or until set.
  • For the filling melt the ½ cup of peanut butter with the double cream.
  • Pour 1 teaspoon into each of the chilled nests, and push the chocolate mini eggs into the sticky mixture.
  • Return your Easter egg nests to the fridge for another half hour so that the filling can set.