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Rice Krispies® Baskets

Color jelly beans can be displayed in Rice Krispies® Baskets, an Easter favorite.

Rice Krispies® Baskets

Makes 18 baskets
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

¼ teaspoon water
2 to 4 drops green food coloring
½ cup flaked coconut
3 Tablespoons butter or margarine
1 package (10 ounces, or about 40) regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies®
Cooking spray
Jelly beans

1. In a small bowl, stir together water and food coloring. Add coconut. Stir until coconut is tinted. Spread on baking sheet to dry.
2. In large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
3. Add Kellogg’s Rice Krispies® cereal. Stir until well coated.
4. Divide warm mixture into sixteen 2 ½-inch muffin tin cups coated with cooking spray. Shape mixture into individual cups. Press thumb imprint in middle. Cool and then remove from pans.
5. Fill cooled nests with coconut, marshmallows, jelly beans or chocolate eggs. Best served the same day.

By Jacqueline deMontravel
Photography by Todd Porter and Diane Cu
Styled by Jacqueline deMontravel, Amanda Heer and Kathy Jo Peterson

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