Home > Cooking with Kids Recipes > Easter Recipes > Easy Rice Crispy Chocolate Nests for Kids to Cook

Easy Rice Crispy Chocolate Nests for Kids to Cook

Chocolate Crispy nests are a fun recipe to cook with kids all year round although especial fun at Easter time. This version uses Rice Crispies although you will also find a shredded wheat chocolate nest here on Rainy Day Mum as well. So here you go our easy Rice Crispy Chocolate Nests to cook with toddlers and up at home this spring and Easter.

This is one of the easiest recipes we have cooked with our kids. From toddlers through to teens they will be able to make these delicious nests for everyone to enjoy this spring.

preschooler holding a chocolate nest in her hand

Looking for more recipes check out our best recipes for Cooking with Toddlers

Recipe for Chocolate Easter Nests

This recipe will make approximately 40 chocolate nests of a small cupcake size.

chocolate crispy nests with cadbury mini eggs

Ingredients for these Simple spring nests

We have used milk-cooking chocolate in the recipe below however, you may find that your children prefer to use Dairy Milk or similar when making these cakes.

  • 300 g Cooking Chocolate
  • 200 g Rice Krispies
  • 50 g Mini Marshmallows
  • 120 Chocolate Mini Eggs to decorate

How to make your Simple Rice Crispy Chocolate Nests

Instead of the kitchen counter we prefer to make these cakes at the table this provides lots of room for the little and big ones to mix and stir without fear of things being knocked over.

sisters making a batch of chocolate nests at the kitchen table

When the eggs are mixed it’s important that they are left to cool completely you can place them in the fridge to do this.

toddler trying chocolate crispy nests for the first time

FREE Printable Rice Krispie Nest Recipe Card for Kids

We’ve added to the recipe this year with a fantastic FREE printable visual recipe card that is ideal for kids to follow.

individual instruction cards for making rice crispy cakes on a white wooden table with easter eggs below

The recipe card comes in 2 parts – the simple sheet like above with the full ingredient list and recipe instructions as well as a set of small flip which you can see in the image below.

plate of chocolate nests

More Simple Easter Recipes to Cook with Kids

Easter recipe for kids classic chocolate crispy nests
Simple no-bake recipe for spring chocolate nests to cook with kids. An ideal recipe to make with children from toddlers up and a delicious snack to enjoy

Simple Rice Crispy Chocolate Nests

Cerys Parker
Simple no-bake recipe for spring chocolate nests to cook with kids. An ideal recipe to make with children from toddlers up and a delicious snack to enjoy
4 from 36 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Cakes
Cuisine Easter
Servings 40 Cakes
Calories 82 kcal


  • Heat proof bowl
  • Small Saucepan
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Cupcake Cases


  • 300 g Cooking Chocolate
  • 200 g Rice Krispies
  • 50 g Mini Marshmallows
  • 120 Chocolate Mini Eggs to decorate


  • Break the chocolate into small pieces and place in a bowl, over a saucepan of boiling water.
  • Stir until completely melted.
  • Add the rice crispies to the melted chocolate and mix well.
  • Then add in the mini marshmallows and mix again
  • Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases.
  • Add 3 mini eggs to the top to decorate.
  • Place in the fridge for 2-3hours or until the chocolate is completely set. 


Calories: 82kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 30mgPotassium: 49mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 344IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Cooking with Kids, Easter Cakes, Easter Nests, Easter Recipes
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.


  1. These look like a perfect spring snack! My boys will go crazy of them and they are so super easy to make!

  2. So simple and so cute. The kids are so excited that they get to make something for Easter now! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.