Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treat Nests {Recipe}

I wanted to make a special Rice Krispies treat recipe for Easter with the kids this week. I looked at recipes online, but I just couldn’t find what I had in mind. So I added peanut butter to the original recipe and came up with these treats. They’re very simple to make and so much fun. My kids loved them.

They’re regular Rice Krispies treats with peanut butter. The coconut is completely optional – I thought it added a cute touch, but turns out my kids didn’t like it. Oh well.

(scroll to the bottom for the complete printable recipe)

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 TB butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 package (about 10 oz) marshmallows
  • 6 cups of Rice Krispies
  • coconut & green food coloring (optional)
  • candy eggs (M&Ms, Robin Eggs, etc.)

First, add 3 tablespoons of butter to a large saucepan and melt it. Then add 1/2 cup of peanut butter.

Stir until the peanut butter is melted and the mixture is smooth.

Add the bag of marshmallows – the whole thing.

Stir it up:

Keep stirring until the marshmallows are completely melted. I turned the heat up to medium to speed it up a little. I can be a little impatient from time to time. 😉 Doesn’t that look ooey gooey yummy?

Remove the pan from the heat and pour in the 6 cups of Rice Krispies.

Mix it up. This might be a little tricky because it’s soo sticky. At the end, you might need to use your hands. (Tip: grease  your hands with butter or margarine first – it’s less sticky that way.)

Now you can dye the coconut green if you want. Just add a couple drops.

Now shape a handful of Rice Krispies Treats like a nest and add some coconut

Add the candy and you’re done! For the “eggs”, we used egg-shaped M&M’s (yes, there are special “egg” M&Ms this years. Of course the peanut M&Ms are egg-shaped too…) You could also use jelly beans, those yummy “Robin Eggs” or whatever you have on hand.

If you don’t like coconut, don’t add it. The treats will still be cute & fun!


Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treat Nests

Yields: about 2 dozen

Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treat Nests

  • 3 TB butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 package (about 10 oz) marshmallows
  • 6 cups of Rice Krispies
  • coconut & green food coloring (optional)
  • candy eggs (M&Ms, Robin Eggs, etc.)

Melt butter on medium/low heat in a large saucepan. Add 1/2 cup peanut butter and stir until melted. Stir in marshmallows until smooth.

Add Rice Krispies and mix well.

For the nests, add a couple drops of green food coloring to the coconut, shape Rice Krispies Treats into nests, sprinkle with coconut, and add candy "eggs."


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Erika is a happily married mom with four energetic children. With a love for Jesus, photography, organizing, and encouraging other moms, she stays busy and definitely does not have it all together.


  1. Those are neat! My kids would love these…both making and eating =)
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  2. Very cute ideas! Love it!
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  3. These are so cute! I really want to make these for my husband…he is addicted to peanut butter! :)
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  4. I love rice krispie treats but have never made them with peanut butter. Yum!
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  5. Dianna Thomas says:

    These are so fun-we made them too!

  6. These look awesome!!
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  7. I will have to try this. I don’t think I have ever had it with p.b. P.b. is a mainstay in our home.

  8. Maria Iemma says:

    These look delicious and my kids love rice krispies in anything and peanut butter as well – they are going to want to help me make them. Fun for a rainy afternoon. Thanks!


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