{Recipe} Celebrate Easter with Chex Cereal! #ChexMagic

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Easter is a couple of days away and I’ve been scrambling to figure out what our Easter meal will be.  My husband wanted something different like a stuffed pork loin or a casserole of some sort. I think I’m going towards a more traditional Puerto Rican menu this year.

Simple and delicious.

I was thinking some deviled eggs for an appetizer, roast pork (pernil), arroz con gandules (rice and pigeon peas) and potato salad for the meal. And dessert is planned out. I made Bird Nests with Jelly Beans and Candied Flowers with the help from Chex and my daughter.

Chex Easter - #ChexMagic
We love Chex cereal. It’s one cereal that is always in our pantry.  Since I try to stay away from gluten, Chex is my go-to when I need a quick cereal fix.  My favorite flavor is Chocolate.  I can eat Chocolate Chex every day! It tastes great with almond milk or regular cow’s milk.  And I have to admit, I eat it for a late-night snack sometimes too.


My kids also love Chex cereal.  Unfortunately my girls love the chocolate flavor too so I have to eat a bowl before they eat the entire box!

For this particular recipe, I needed Chocolate Chex so I made sure I bought a few boxes instead of just one.
The recipe my daughter chose is extremely easy.  And it’s perfect for Easter!  I did create my own recipe for this one since I didn’t have any fruit gushers or fruit roll-ups on hand but they did come out delicious anyway!

Bird Nests with Jellybean Eggs

These playful bird nests are topped with colorful fruity eggs.

Grab these items…

1 tablespoon butter
1-1/2 cups marshmallows
2 cups Chocolate ChexTM cereal
1 bag of Jelly Beans (You won’t need the whole bag but we did – We snacked on them the whole time!:))
1 Container of Candied Flowers (You can omit this part)

Follow these steps…

1- Spray 8 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray; set aside.

2- In medium microwavable bowl, heat butter uncovered on High 20 to 30 seconds or until melted. Mix in marshmallows; microwave uncovered on High for 30-second intervals until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Add cereal; mix until fully combined. With greased hands, add about 1/4 cup cereal mixture to each muffin cup, and press gently to mold into a nest shape.

3- Top with a few jelly beans aka “eggs.”  It was a little difficult to remove them from the muffin pan so I placed them in the fridge for about 30 minutes and they came out beautifully! Remove from muffin cups, and store covered for up to 5 days.


Method Note: To make mini bird nests, use mini muffin cups, and add 1 rounded tablespoonful cereal mixture to each muffin cup.

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