Brown Rice Nut Butter Nutella Crispy Treats Easter Nests & A Corn Party

by Jennifer on April 21, 2011

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Phew, what a title. Now that we got through that, let me tell you how I came up with this gooey, newey treat. See, my babies gave up chocolate for lent and at age 5 and 6, I am so impressed. Not that we are daily chocolate eaters but with birthday parties and all, it forced the kiddos to come face to face with the sweet treat frequently.

For example, my daughter was at a gymnastics party and a chocolate cake was served as the birthday dessert and you know what she did? She said ‘No, Thank You’. Don’t fret, Daddy took her for a vanilla ice cream after the party. So, I took the brown rice crispy treats that are so popular around here and added nutella to the mix.

Yes, I did. And now these little babies will be sitting at the Easter table as place cards. How delish is that? edible place cards. It’s not like kids consume vegetables on Easter anyway.

1/2 cup nut butter* (I used sunflower)
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup Nutella
5 cups crispy brown rice cereal
Cooking spray

Directions
1. Combine peanut butter, honey and nutella in a medium size bowl, mix and microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power. If the nut butter is not melted, repeat for another 20 seconds. Mix well.

2. Add brown rice cereal to the nut butter-honey mixutre, 1 to 2 cups at a time and stir to combine until mixture is sticky.

3. Spray a muffin pan with non-stick spray and place some mixture into each well. Shape each into a nest shape. If you are finding the mixture to sticky, dip your fingers into some water, shake it off and get back to shaping.

4.Place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 – 40 minutes (I covered with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight). Remove the nests carefully from the muffin tin and set on a plate.

5. Fill with your favorite nibbles.

*Please feel free to use any nut butter however, you may need to warm it for a shorter time if it is thinner or less viscous than peanut butter.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Deborah Hays April 21, 2011 at 11:52 am

Darling! They look absolutely yummy!!

Feast on the Cheap April 21, 2011 at 1:24 pm

How cute! I’m so impressed by all the creative Easter treats this year.

Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. April 21, 2011 at 4:21 pm

These are awesome!

Cookin' Canuck April 21, 2011 at 4:31 pm

What a fun Easter treat, Jennifer. Your kids must have loved these.

NYC Single Mom April 23, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Looks fantastic
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Felicia Stevenson October 4, 2011 at 12:32 am

Very Cute & Creative!

Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife} March 30, 2012 at 1:31 pm

I want to make these!! We have nut allergies. Can I use peanut butter? Oh wait. Nutella is nuts. Drat. :-(

Jennifer March 30, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Jo-Lynne. I bet all nut butter would work OR can you try Biscoff spread. Sugary but I guess that is the point.

Sigrun April 5, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Great idea, thank you so much for sharing.
As there are nut allergies in my family too I will be using the classic Rice Crispies recipie.
Are the white shreds under the eggs coconut?

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