Ingredients needed to make the Rice Krispies treats/Cocoa Krispies treats for this recipe:
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 package (10 oz., about 40) marshmallows OR 4 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal OR Cocoa Krispies cereal
Microwave method: In a microwave-safe bowl, heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. (Microwave cooking times may vary.) Add Rice Krispies, and stir until well-coated.
Divide warm mixture into sixteen parts, and shape into 3-inch “nests.” Cool before filling with jelly beans or other Easter candies.
Stove-top method: In large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Add Rice Krispies, and stir until well-coated.