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No-Bake Chex Popped Nests

By Corey Valley
Created January 10, 2017
Little hands make excellent helpers when it comes time to decorate these festive Easter treats.
No-Bake Chex Popped Nests

I love when treats are cute to look at, but also, just as importantly, delicious to eat as well. These spring-y no-bake nests are just that—cute and delicious. And because this recipe is so easy to make, it's the perfect time to get little helpers involved. My girls loved forming and filling these crunchy-sweet nests with candy "eggs." It also super simple to double, which is a good thing, as they are quite addictive!

To start, spray 12 regular-size muffin cups with non-stick cooking spray. In a large microwavable bowl, microwave marshmallows and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Continue to microwave in 30-second increments, stirring until smooth.

marshmallows and butter in bowl

Gradually stir in Chex Mix Popped Sweet & Salty until evenly coated.

mixing ingredients in bowl
mixing ingredients in bowl

Divide mixture evenly among the prepared muffin cups, pressing mixture to the bottom and up side of each cup, forming a little nest. Let stand until completely set, about 60 minutes.

mixture in muffin pan

Remove nests from muffin cups and finish them off by placing small jelly beans in each.

nests with jelly beans
No-Bake Chex Popped Nests

And, because I love all things chocolate, I had to make a second batch of nests with a chocolate and butterscotch base. To make, you follow the same steps as above, but use chocolate and butterscotch chips in place of the marshmallows. Check out the recipe for all the details!