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Easter Rice Krispies Chicks in Nests

Easter Rice Krispies Chicks in Nests Lemonade Rice Krispies Chicks in Cocoa Krispies Nests: Recently I was given the opportunity to participate in a challenge hosted by The Motherhood and Kellogg’s Rice Krispies. As Rice Krispies are my hubby’s favorite cereal, I jumped at the chance to be a part.

Easter Rice Krispies Chicks in Nests

Our team of four bloggers will compete against three other teams this year. Once each season we will come together and create a fun  and festive Krispie-licious treat that fits into a certain theme. For each challenge, we will also design a centerpiece to accompany the treat. I’m a very lucky girl to get to share this experience with wonder-bloggers Amy from She Wears Many Hats, Julie from Mommie Cooks, and Robyn from Add a Pinch.

Easter Rice Krispies Chicks in Nests

This first challenge was all about Easter.  We slaved over the Rice Krispies, tasting and tasting our practice recipes, until we came up with something easy-to-make, delicious, and cute as heck! It was hard work, but someone had to do it. *wink*

Easter Rice Krispies Chicks in Nests

With our treat and centerpiece, we tried to capture the playful side of Easter, as well as the colors and concepts that remind us of rebirth and fresh beginnings. Our Cocoa Krispies garden full of carrots, onion, and cabbage was unfortunately planted right next to a burrow of bouncing bunnies. Bad luck for the veggies!

Easter Rice Krispies Chicks in Nests

Although my kids didn’t get to participate to the treat making this particular day, this would be the perfect Easter project to take on with little ones. Our basket was easy enough for them to build; filled with yummy Cocoa Krispies Treats and decorated with shredded coconut, small veggies, and Lemonade Rice Krispies bunnies and chicks.

Easter Rice Krispies Chicks in Nests

These adorably delicious lemony chickies are perched on crunchy chocolate nests rolled in a mixture of Rice Krispies and Cocoa Krispies. Don’t let the length of the recipe fool you–these are simple to make! Lemonade Rice Krispies Chicks in Cocoa Krispies Nests are a fun family cooking project and delightful addition to any Spring or Easter gathering.

Easter Rice Krispies Chicks in Nests

Easter Rice Krispies Chicks in Nests

To see all the entries, watch the Rice Krispies Making Memories Circle this week on TheMotherhood.com.

We will need your help to WIN this competition. Next week Rice Krispies will post all four entries on their Facebook Fan Page. Your votes make a difference in the final tally. Don’t worry, I’ll give you plenty of reminders to go vote!

April 15th – Our team is participating as hosts of a fun chat at The Motherhood. I’d love for you to stop by!

April 21st – Rice Krispies® will announce the winner of the challenge on The Motherhood circle.

I am working on this project in conjunction with The Motherhood and Rice Krispies®. I have been compensated for materials and stand to win a PRIZE should our team win out over the competition.

Easter Rice Krispies Chicks in Nests

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Ingredients:

For the Lemon Rice Krispies Treats:

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies®
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon zest, not compressed (about 2 large lemons)

For the Chicks:

  • 1 recipe Lemonade Rice Krispies® Treats
  • 8 ounces yellow candy melts, melted
  • 1 14-ounce bag sweetened flake coconut
  • 1 cup chocolate chips , melted
  • 4 ounces orange candy melts, melted

For the Nest Cookies:

  • 4 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 ¾ teaspoons vanilla
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ cups shredded coconut
  • 1 ½ cups Rice Krispies® Cereal
  • 1 ½ cups Cocoa Krispies® Cereal
  • Sea salt

Directions:

  1. For the Rice Krispies Treats: Melt butter over low heat in a large saucepan. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir white chocolate chips and lemon zest into marshmallow mixture. Add in Rice Krispies® cereal and stir until all ingredients are well combined.
  3. Spray a 13×9-inch pan or cookie sheet and a spatula with non-stick cooking spray. Pour Lemonade Rice Krispies® mixture into pan and spread with spatula. Cool completely.
  4. For the Chicks: Form 1 tablespoon Lemonade Rice Krispies® Treat into the shape of an egg. Dip treat into yellow candy melts and then roll in coconut. Place onto a large piece of parchment paper to dry.
  5. Pipe eyes onto each chick with melted chocolate. Alternately, you can use a toothpick dipped into the melted chocolate and dotted onto the chick. Pipe a nose onto each chick with melted orange candy melts. Place onto parchment paper to allow to dry.
  6. For the Cookies: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla together with an electric mixer. Mix the salt, baking powder, flour and cocoa powder together in a separate bowl.
  7. Turn the mixer on low and slowly add the dry mixture to the butter mixture. Once combined, add the coconut and mix.
  8. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper. Mix the Rice Krispies® and the Cocoa Krispies® together in a pie pan. Roll the dough into 3 Tb. sized balls.
  9. Roll the dough in the Rice Krispies, pressing in on all sides. *The Rice Krispies® should completely cover each ball.
  10. Lay them on the baking sheets 2 inched apart. Press a deep indention in the center of each dough ball with your thumb, leaving the sides high.
  11. Bake for 17-19 minutes. When the cookies come out of the oven, sprinkle them with a scant amount of sea salt and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for several minutes before moving. Place a Lemonade Rice Krispies® Chick in each nest to serve.
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  2. I love Spring! What a great giveaway!

  3. Oh my can we pretend it’s Easter again just so I can make these adorable chicks?! Love your step-by-step photos as well. Will definitely be putting this in my to do list for next year. Thanks for sharing such a great post and wonderful idea.

  4. This looks like the perfect Easter treat for all the little folks that are going to be at Easter lunch on Sunday. Thanks for sharing! Good Luck!

  5. How fun…they are so adorable and festive for the coming holiday :)
    Good luck to you and your team!

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  11. The chicks are too cute & make me think of springtime.

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  15. So cute! The perfect “Easter” treat : )

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  17. This is just TOO stinkin cute! I don’t think I could love this any more than I already do! :D

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  24. I just have to say that the little forest farm bunny chick scene you created is adorable and like nothing I have ever seen anyone do with cereal! LOL I love it! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  25. Spring has SPRUNG!!! LUV the lil chickies!!!

  26. My bright and springy comment : Hip hop hippity hop-spring is on it’s way (thank goodness!) Love your project-love coca krispies!! :)

  27. Oh, they are so cute. Much too cute to eat… smell good too… ummmm…delicious…Hey where did they go?

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  31. These are very cute, great job

  32. The snow is all gone where I live and we are having rain showers, which should help to make everything start turning green. Spring is here!

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  38. My favorite part of your display are the chicks and bunnies.

  39. These are so adorable….can’t wait for easter :-)

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  50. I absolutely love those chicks & bunnies! Can’t wait to vote for them come April 12!

  51. Made of win! These treats just tickled the heck out of me.

  52. Crocuses are in blossoms and the tulips are coming YEAH~~

  53. The Lemonade Rice Krispies® Chicks in Cocoa Krispies® Nests creation reminds me so much of Easters from years past; Easter egg hunts, spring flowers, bunnies, chicks & Easter bonnets. I shared this on Facebook :o)

  54. What adorable spring chickadees! I tried something today that was a little more crafty then my normal (lil chickadees myself!) hope they look turn out cute like these!

  55. How adorable! I would love to participate in a challenge like that. Happy Spring!!!

  56. Too Cute! Love em!

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  59. Happy spring! What a fun opportunity! I love those little chicks!! My nephew would have a ball with all these fun and edible Easter decorations :)

  60. Hi,

    How cute! Adorable! Y’all did a great job! Love the pictures!

    Thanks,

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  61. How adorable! That is possibly the cutest easter treat I’ve seen yet this year, my son is bouncing up and down trying to convince me to make this. lol!

  62. I just shared this on Facebook too! Thanks so much for the giveaway chance! :)

  63. These are adorable! This centerpiece certainly brightened my day!

  64. TOO cute!! thanks for sharing your fun with Rice Krispies and for this chance to win, Spicy!

  65. I am so ready for spring. No nylons or tights today!

  66. Your springy Easter chicks are absolutely precious!!! You are so creative!!

  67. Truly adorable! I must try them with the kids at school!

  68. How cute! I love the lemonade idea.

  69. This centerpiece is too precious! What a great display of spring… bright, cheery, and yummy!! :)

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  75. I’ve got to try those! My neighbors would love them!

  76. They look SOOOO cute SO creative .. awsm. I doubt if i can ever make these look THAT cute .. but i am still saving it in my wish list .. for someday :)

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  78. I love your little rice crispy chick. He’s to cute to eat. Happy almost Easter! :)

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  80. how cute, the perfect easter project…good luck!!
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  82. Hands down one of the cutest and most creative things I’ve seen in a long time! You all did an amazing job :o)

  83. Adorable. Rice Crispies are so loved by kids that this makes the perfect fun treat for Easter!

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  85. Wow I am so impressed by how creative this is! You all did a wonderful job. Love love love it!

  86. So excited for spring – even the April Showers – because you know they bring May Flowers! :)
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  88. I absolutely love the idea of adding lemon zest and some white chocolate to a plain rice krispies treat. Your centerpiece is fantastic and the chicks and bunnies are just so cute. Good luck in the contest.

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  96. How much fun! You are awesome!

  97. Wow these are adorable :)

  98. you girls did such a great job. Looks amazing.

  99. Wow!! How cool is that.

  100. What a cool project, the chicks are adorable!

  101. OMG. These are so cute. I don’t have kids but I totally want to make these! Very creative.

  102. Adorable and then some….. My daughter loves food in cute shapes…. I like dessert and a centerpiece all in one! You are very clever!

  103. How cute. Can’t wait to make it!

  104. krispies look yum sommers !giveaway sounds fun though not eligible

  105. Waw!! You are certainly so creative, Sommer! what a lovely Easter creation to place in the middle of the table!! Must taste so good too!,…mmmmmmmm!!!! :)

  106. So adorable, I love collaborative efforts, the centerpiece looks like so much fun to eat and make.

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  110. This is the most adorable treats!

  111. I LOVE spring! Easter is my favorite holiday. Your chicks and bunnies captured the delightfulness of the season so well. Can’t wait to try the recipe.

  112. Sommer, I love these! I have been sort of obsessing over celebrating Easter this year. I have even started my first little herb and flower garden for Spring…woohoo! I will have to try making those little chick treats for my family…I know they will love it!

  113. Wow,I had to do a double take to see all the different things in your centerpiece, way fun;-)

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  115. What a clever springtime centerpiece!

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  117. This is so adorable, Sommer! I love it! :)

  118. I love what you did, such a great job!

  119. You ladies did an awesome job…love that centerpiece!

  120. Well, that is sure to put a ‘spring’ in your step and get you ‘hopping’ around!

  121. Oooh Sommer, This is CUTE- CUTE- CUTE ! Beautiful work and I bet they taste delicious too :)

    Cheers,

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  122. Wow! How creative you are! Happy Springtime!

  123. Sommer, SO SO cute! Love the idea of how you made the little chicks :-) and bunnies!

  124. These are super sweet and fun!!

  125. Oh, I love, love, love your creation and I know it taste yummy. How many times am I able to vote?

  126. So cute! I love this as an Easter centerpiece. I did the Rice Krispies Easter challenge last year and had such a fun time working with them. The warm rice krispies are surprisingly easy to mold. My faves of yours are the bunnies!

  127. Lovely and exciting chicks Dear… ! The entire post is simply awesome, loved them sitting in the basket and will try it out for my little one…cheers !

  128. Those photos put the cute, bright, and sPRinGY back into our day. Good luck!

  129. Wow! Incredible work in every detail! I love the “habitat”, the gourmet flavors and adorable look of the chicks and bunnies, and the whole package!

  130. The cabbage patch is so cute! What a great family project!

  131. Looks like your whole table had spring popping up all over it. So cute & I love Rice Krispie treats and the grands think it’s like Playdough.

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  133. What a FUN challenge! I LOOOOOVE the fun easter Centerpiece. Inspiration for my upcoming Easter blog post! Good lukc!!

  134. Holy cow- Those are the cutest darn things I have ever seen!

    What a great centerpiece and giveaway- fingers crossed!

  135. wow!! how cute are those!!!Your pictures look wonderful as well ; )

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  137. To cute! Spring had finally made it our way. Today my 3 year old said to me: “Mama, the sun is shining. It’s singing!”

  138. You guys made such a perfect treat! And what fun to get to hang out and be creative with other food bloggers. =)

  139. OK. CUTEST THING EVER! And lemonade? I LOVE IT.

  140. What a successful project! Love the vibrant, springy theme and colors. So cute~

  141. These are absolutely adorable! You are extreemely talented!!!

  142. How adorable, creative, and yummy. Such fun – congratulations on such a great success.

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  145. How cute! You are an artist!

  146. So cute…totally apt for spring…Thanks for this giveaway…

  147. So clever! What a festive dessert!

  148. I hope y’all WIN!! This is so cute!!
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  149. Great idea! My mom always made a lamb centerpiece out of rice krispies every Easter. As I recall, it had jelly bean eyes and nose and a licorice ribbon around its neck.

  150. I hope those cute little bunniest don’t come near my carrots or I’ll have to eat them! :)

    I’m assuming you dyed the coconut shreds?

  151. You all are so creative. All of them turned out so good.

  152. How ADORABLE!! I love these! :)

  153. Creative, festive, amazing! I need to get in on the fun … this is fantastic. Grrrrreat job!!!

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  155. Great job ladies! What a fun project to start off the spring season.

  156. Those chicks are just adorable! But I have to ask — Lemonade flavored cereal? How does that taste?

  157. THIS IS THE CUTEST project!!!!!! It’d even be fun to make during a cold winter day to bring some sunshine into the house!

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  164. adorable! I love spring!!

  165. Those have to be the CUTEST rice krispies I’ve ever seen!

  166. You guys must have had so much fun making this! I love that little bunny diving into the bunny hole.

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  170. How adorable! I would love to have this centerpiece on my Easter table.
    I hope you and your team will win.

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  172. What a great Easter project! It came out great!

  173. How adorable is this!! The little chickies are just too cute!!