Friday, April 22, 2011

Spring Marshmallow Treats

This book Tracey references in her Tortilla Snowflake recipe, inspired this special treat. I was looking for an Easter treat, and these little bird nests looked so cute, easy, and delicious. The recipe in the book used candy coating. I thought, why mess with that when this was the perfect opportunity to leverage the delicious butter/mallow binder in rice crispie treats? So I stole the ingredients and wrapped it in something else, and added a dash of almond extract. Of course!

Vi and Abel had a great time helping with these. Vi's idea of help was eating every crumb of flake, noodle or rouge egg that hit the table. She's lucky she's so cute.

Happy Easter!


Spring Marshmallow Treats

3tbsp unsalted butter
1 package large marshmallows
2 tsp almond extract
Blue and green food coloring
1 cup sweetened coconut
1 package small malt eggs

Place 1 cup sweetened coconut and a considerable number of drops of green food coloring in a zip lock bag. Shake until coconut is completely coated. Set aside.

In large pot, melt:
3 tbsp unsalted butter
1 package marshmallows

2 tsp almond extract
Dashes of green and blue food coloring, until the desired shade

Stir in:
4 cups corn flakes

Shape mixture into small nests. Press thumb in center of each while still warm.

Sprinkle coconut in center of each nest and press small malt eggs into nest.

Store extras in air-tight container.


  1. Hi Lora,

    Thanks so much for visiting our blog and sharing a story about your "super mom."

    What a great idea you and your sisters had to celebrate and capture all the memorable recipes from your mom on this blog! The photos you have of your family adds such a nice personal touch. Thanks so much for sharing the link.

    Wishing your family a very Happy Mother's Day!

    Wegmans Fresh Stories Blog

  2. Thank you, Courtney! Same to you and yours. ;)