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.

chocolate crispy nests with cadbury mini eggs

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.

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.

  • Milk Cooking Chocolate
  • Rice Krispies
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Cadbury 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
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

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
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Course: Cakes
Cuisine: Easter
Keyword: Cooking with Kids, Easter Cakes, Easter Nests, Easter Recipes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 40 Cakes
Calories: 82kcal
Author: Cerys Parker


  • 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. 
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Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 344IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 2mg
plate of chocolate nests

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.


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