Crispy Peanut Butter Birds’ Nests

Marshmallows and rice cereal come together in this decorative nutty dessert – perfect to serve a crowd.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

4
cups miniature marshmallows
3
tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2
cup creamy peanut butter
4
cups crisp rice cereal
1 1/2
cups broken thin pretzel sticks
1
cup dry-roasted peanuts
1
cup mini speckled malted milk eggs

  • 1 Spray 24 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray. In large microwavable bowl, microwave marshmallows and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Continue to microwave in 30-second increments, stirring until smooth. Stir in peanut butter until blended. Gradually stir in cereal, pretzels and peanuts until well mixed.
  • 2 Divide cereal mixture evenly among muffin cups, pressing mixture in bottom and up side of each cup to form nest, using lightly buttered hands. Let stand until set, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 Remove nests from muffin cups. Place about 3 malted milk eggs in each nest.

Expert Tips

Serve these cereal treats in paper baking cups, if desired.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
),
Sodium
140mg
140%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.