I’ve started to realize Easter is so much fun when you have kids. Before I just spent the holiday sleeping in, then regretted how I wasted the holiday sleeping in. Now, I will explore to make something together in the kitchen with my 3-year-old son, because Easter simply gives you tons of fun ideas to play around. Like those bird’s nest cupcake, and these treats wrapped in Rice Krispies nest that I found from this incredibly creative website.
However, I have to admit I still wish I could sleep in once in a while.
Ingredients (12 cupcakes):
Honey Nutella Rice Krispies Nest
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup Nutella
4 cup Rice Krispies
Mini Vanilla Cupcake
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup Nutella
2 tablespoons colour sprinkle
To prepare Rice Krispies nest, microwave honey and Nutella together for 30 seconds in a medium-size bowl.
Stir to make sure they are thoroughly combined. If not, continue to microwave for 10 seconds at a time and stir until they are.
Mix Rice Krispies into the bowl and stir, coasting all of the Krispies.
Press it into a well-greased standard-sized muffin tin, making sure that it goes up the sides of each depression. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
To prepare mini muffin, preheat oven to 375F. Grease mini muffin tin or line with muffin liners.
In a large bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter on medium-high speed, until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar and continue to beat until well combined and fluffy. Reduce the mixer speed to medium and slowly add the egg until just blended.
With the mixer on low, slowly add half the flour mixture; mix until just blended. Add the milk and vanilla extract, mix until just blended. Slowly add remaining flour mixture, scraping down sides of the bowl with a spatula, as necessary, until just blended.
Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Transfer muffin tin to oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer muffin tin to a wire rack and let cupcakes cool completely.
Remove muffin liners if using them, and place one mini cupcake in each Rice Krispies nest. If the mini cupcake is taller than the nest, gently press on the top of the cupcake to flatten it a bit. Remove the whole nest from the tin.
To finish with the topping, microwave Nutella for 8 to 10 seconds for easy spreading. Gently smear about one tablespoon of Nutella on top of treat. Top with color sprinkle to garnish.