Crispy Peanut Butter Birds’ Nests

Crispy Peanut Butter Birds’ Nests

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

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

24

servings

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.
Makes 24 servings (1 cereal treat)
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Serving Tip
Serve these cereal treats in paper baking cups, if desired.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 160
    • Total Fat 8g
      • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,),
    • Sodium 140mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 20g
      • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Protein 3g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      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.