marshmallow peeps nests

Marshmallow Peeps “Nests”

If you’ve been following Mommysavers for a while, you probably know that I get excited when Marshmallow Peep Season returns.  I’m not particularly fond of how Peeps taste, but I think they’re really cute!  Therefore, I try to come up with at least one new crafty Marshmallow Peeps project each year.

Still in the afterglow of the success of my Marshmallow Peeps Bunny Wreath, I found a forum post from last year with a cute new Peeps idea.  I have always wanted to try out these cute little birds’ nests, and I felt like there was no better time than the present.

First, make the Rice Krispy treats recipe as you normally would (don’t miss the *HOT* Kellogg’s deal HERE to get it for less).  Instead of spreading the Rice Krispy mixture into a pan for bars, divide into sixteen “nests,”making an indentation in the middle (tip: using a muffin tin may help you create uniform nest shapes).

Next, fill your “nests” with grass or straw.  You can use coconut colored with green food coloring for this, or the edible Easter grass found at Target.  Add a few speckled M&Ms for the eggs, and top with a chick-shaped Marshmallow Peep.

The simplicity of this project makes it perfect for cooking with kids, and a wonderful Spring Break activity!

peeps at target

Marshmallow Peeps at Target

target edible easter grass

Edible Easter Grass at Target

Speckled M&Ms for Birds’ Eggs

Marshmallow Peeps Bird Nests