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Corn Flake Easter Nest Recipe- An Easy Dessert

Celebrate Easter with our tasty and festive Easter Nest Recipe! These delightful cornflakes nests are not only fun to make but also make for the perfect bite-sized Easter dessert.

If you're familiar with Lia Rose Simply Home, you're aware of my passion for easy, tasty recipes, especially those that offer versatility. This Easter nest recipe, traditionally made with rice crispies or cornflakes, gets a personalized twist with a box of great value crunchy oats with almonds. The addition of almonds adds a delightful touch of flavor to these adorable nests. You can utilize a range of cereals for this recipe, such as Frosted Flakes, Special K, Honey Bunches of Oats, and more. So if you're looking for a fun and festive dessert to add to your Easter menu, look no further than these delightful Cornflake Easter Nests. Crunchy, sweet, and bursting with Easter charm, these treats are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.

This recipe is ideal for young kitchen helpers! With just a few simple ingredients—mini marshmallows, cereal, and butter—it's the perfect opportunity for kids to get involved and have fun in the kitchen.

Let the kids pick their favorite eggs for this part it's a blast! Options like Cadbury mini eggs, jellybeans, sour jellybeans, or even M&Ms are all great choices to add a pop of color and flavor to your Easter nests.


Cornflake nests use the same ingredients as homemade rice crispy treats, resulting in a sticky mixture. To avoid mess, lightly coat a sandwich bag with Crisco or cooking spray, then place it over your hand like a glove to easily handle and shape the mixture without sticking.

Using a mini muffin tin creates the perfect bite-sized cornflake nest, but a regular-sized muffin tin can also be used.

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6 cups Cornflakes cereal

4 cups Mini marshmallows

1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons Butter

Jelly beans or Cadbury mini eggs

Here's How To create Cornflake Easter Nests
  1. Melt the Marshmallows and Butter: In a pot melt the butter and marshmallows on low heat.

  2. Combine with Cornflakes: Once melted, remove the saucepan from heat and add the cornflake cereal to the marshmallow mixture. Stir until the cereal is evenly coated with the marshmallow mixture.

  3. Shape into Nests: Grease a mini muffin pan and spoon the cornflake mixture into each cup. Use your fingers or the back of a spoon to shape the mixture into nest-like formations, creating an indentation in the center of each nest.

  4. Add Toppings: For a festive touch, garnish each nest with Cadbury mini eggs, jellybeans, or M&M's.

  5. Chill and Serve: Place the muffin pan in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to allow the nests to set.

These Cornflakes Easter Nests are not only a delicious dessert but also a fun activity to enjoy with the whole family. Whether you're hosting an Easter brunch, a festive gathering, or simply looking for a sweet treat to enjoy during the holiday weekend, these adorable nests are sure to impress. So gather your ingredients, round up your little helpers, and let's create some Easter magic in the kitchen with this delightful recipe! Happy Easter and happy baking!

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