Monday, March 27, 2017

Easter Treat Inspiration: Lauren's Preschool Easter Party 2016

With Easter quickly approaching, I'm already starting to think about what kind of treats to make for Lauren's preschool party. Who am I kidding...I've been thinking about it for the last few weeks!
Last year was a different story. I kind of forgot about Easter and her Easter Party. 
I ended up making some super cute Rice Krispie Treat Nests. 
You can read all about these kind-of-last-minute treats below! 
At the bottom of this post, I've included a few links to some other Easter Treats. 

Easter seemed to sneak up on me rather quickly this year.

Lauren had a week off from preschool for spring break and that week was a blur, because when you break the routine of sassy 3.5 year old for a few days, everybody pays for it.  
I think that's partly why it slipped my mind that Easter was approaching. 
Also, it's weird that Easter is in March right?

So, when Lauren went back to school on Tuesday, and I finally looked at the calendar, I realized that her Easter party was on Thursday.  

I had a few ideas about what to make for the party, sugar cookies, cupcakes, no bake cookies, bunny things etc. but finally decided on Rice Krispie Nests. 

One of the reasons I chose them was because if I was making Easter treats for 20 kids and a few teachers, I needed to get on it and Rice Krispie anythings are usually pretty fast and easy. 
I also had a huge bag of little chocolate eggs that I had planned on using for preschool treats, and I knew that the nests would be really cute!

Rice Krispies Nests:
(Makes about 12-15 nests)
  • 1/4 cup margarine or butter
    5 cups miniature or 40 regular sized (250 g pkg) marshmallows *see note below 
    1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
     6 cups Rice Krispies cereal

  • Grease 12 cupcake pans.
  • In large saucepan over low heat, melt butter. 
  • Add marshmallows and stir until melted and well blended. 
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in vanilla. Add cereal, stirring until coated.
  • Using a greased spoon, scoop some of the mixture into each cup.  Be sure sure to keep the spoon greased. 
  • Press down the center and shape the sides to make a "nest". When doing this, make sure your hand have some butter on them or else the Rice Krispies will stick to your hands. 
  • Refrigerate until set, at least half an hour

  • *Just to mix things up a bit, I used the fruity colored marshmallows instead of regular ones.

Once the nests were set, I piped some green buttercream  into each nest using the 

    • To package the nests, I placed each one in a cupcake liner and then in an Easter bag from the dollar store. I also attached these cute tags I found on Pinterest. 

Happy Easter!

Here are some links to my other Easter Posts:

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