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Crispy Peanut Butter Birds’ Nests

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Crispy Peanut Butter Birds’ Nests
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 24
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Marshmallows and rice cereal come together in this decorative nutty dessert – perfect to serve a crowd.
Updated Apr 18, 2013

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Serve these cereal treats in paper baking cups, if desired.

Nutrition

160 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 20g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

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