Low Carb Rice Krispie Treats For Easter

Enjoy these moreish and delicious Low Carb Rice Krispie Treats – perfect for a Blood Sugar-Friendly Easter Celebration! With just 3 simple ingredients, these treats are not only gluten-free but also quick and effortless to whip up. Using wholegrain puffed cereal instead of the traditional rice krispies, these wholesome Easter Nests become a tasty easter treat that both kids and adults will enjoy!

low carb rice krispie nests for easter with mini eggs

If you’re looking for a delicious, easy-to-make Easter treat, then look no further than these low carb chocolate rice krispie Easter nests!

If you’re managing diabetes or simply looking for a blood sugar-conscious option this Easter, you’re in for a treat. These deliciously easy-to-make and cute low-carb chocolate rice krispie nests are the perfect easter treat for both kids and adults.

They’re made without any added sugar and use a gluten-free wholegrain puffed rice cereal in place of the usual rice krispies. This not only helps to make these tasty treats kinder on blood sugar levels but can be a helpful option for diabetes management at a time of year when the sweet goods are out in full force.

Why Low Carb Rice Krispie Treats?


So why does going for a low-carb options during Easter make sense? These scrumptious Low Carb Rice Krispie Treats aren’t just about enjoying a great Easter treat; they’re another great option if you are looking out for your health, especially if you are managing diabetes.

Avoiding sugar is pretty unavoidable over the Easter holidays, particularly if you have kids. So why not offer some other options alongside all the goodies that can offer a tasty sweet fix that lessens the complications of dramatic blood glucose spikes? This is a tactic that I consistently use as I never want to restrict but I know that it helps avoid the frustration that can come alongside type 1 diabetes. It’s not about restricting it’s about offering alternative choices!

Unlike regular Easter goodies, these treats use low-carb and gluten free ingredients that lessen the sugar overload of the mini eggs used to decorate them. It’s a thoughtful way to balance the joy of Easter with keeping your blood sugar in check.

They can also be made in advance, use only three ingredients and are very quick and easy to make. So whether you have kids you want to keep entertained or are just looking for a sweet snack, these Easter Nests are the perfect choice.

What you will need to make low carb rice krispie treats

Dark Chocolate

  • Full of antioxidants
  • Try and use chocolate that has a cocoa content of 70% or above as the higher the cocoa content the lower the added sugar
  • If you want to make this Vegan friendly then make sure you use vegan-assured chocolate. I like Green & Blacks Organic 70% dark chocolate

Puffed Rice

Butter

  • The extra fat in the butter helps to set these treats

Mini eggs

  • I used Cadbury mini eggs for decoration but you could use whatever you like
  • See below for other suggestions

Equipment Needed

Spatula / Mixing spoon

Mixing Bowl

Weighing Scales

Silicone Muffin Pan

6 low carb rice krispie treats for easter with mini eggs

How to make Rice Krispie Easter nests

Start by melting your chocolate and butter. You can either do this in a microwave; using a microwave-safe bowl heat the chocolate in 30-second intervals, stirring after each one. Or place the chocolate in a heat-proof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water. Heat the chocolate and butter until it is almost entirely melted, stirring frequently.

Once you have a gorgeously shiny bowl of chocolate, add your puffed rice and stir well ensuring everything is covered.

Now scoop up some of the mixture and evenly divide it between your 6 moulds. Using the spoon gently press the mixture up the side making a slight dip in the middle

Place in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes to harden. When set carefully push them out of the mould and place them on your serving plate/tray. Add your decorations of choice and enjoy!

closeup of a blood sugar friendly rice krispie easter treat with mini eggs

Tips and Suggestions for the Perfect Diabetes-Friendly Easter Treat

Preperation

Stick to the quantities – don’t be tempted to add any more puffed rice to the mixture, even if it looks like there is too much chocolate. This is because if there isn’t enough chocolate, the nests won’t keep their shape well.

Use Cupcake cases – If you don’t have silicone moulds then use cupcake cases and pop them in a 12-hole cake tin instead

the chocolate

By far the easiest way to melt chocolate is in the microwave. Using a microwave-safe bowl heat the chocolate in 30-second intervals, stirring after each one. Don’t be tempted to skip these 30-second intervals as the chocolate can turn very quickly and become a thick mess. Patience is Key!

The alternative is to melt the chocolate using a Ban Marie – Place the chocolate in a heat-proof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water. Heat the chocolate until it is almost entirely melted, stirring frequently.

Swap the chocolate – If you prefer to use milk or white chocolate then just substitute for the same amount. Although I haven’t tested this, but I am sure it will work just as well. But just remember this will increase the sugar content making them more likely to spike blood sugars.

Decoration

Use any Easter treat – You don’t have to use mini eggs (I just love them). Use any easter egg or easter sweet you like.

Make them even healthier – If you are looking for an even healthier option then you could use blueberries or raspberries in place of the chocolate eggs


More Blood Sugar-Friendly Easter Delights to try

low carb rice krispie treats for easter with mini eggs

Variations To try

The recipe I gave here is for a classic all-dark chocolate Easter nest. However, I did also try out a couple of variations which I thought I would share with you as well.

Simply follow the main recipe on the card below and substitute it with the changes listed here:

Nutty Chocolate Easter Nests

Swap the butter for 1 tbsp of nut butter ( I used Peanut Butter)

Use 30g of puffed rice and add 20g of chopped nuts

Coconut Chocolate Easter Nests

Swap the butter for 15g of Coconut oil

Use 30g of puffed rice and add 20g of desiccated coconut

How to store your Easter Treats

I like to keep my nests, unfilled, in the fridge as I prefer my chocolate cold and slightly harder.

Once set, place the nests carefully in a large airtight container. You may want to get them out of the fridge 30 minutes before you want to eat them if you prefer a slightly softer nest

Provide lots of napkins though as these definitely make sticky fingers!

Diabetes Note

Using dark chocolate in this recipe helps to reduce the overall carb count and can help to reduce a big blood sugar spike. Try to use dark chocolate that has a 70% cocoa content or above.

Carb Counting

The overall carb count for one nest without any decoration based on the ingredients we would count for is calculated as follows:

  • 80g of Lidl 70% dark chocolate = 26.2g of carbs
  • 40 g of Kallo puffed rice = 32.4g of carbs

Total countable carbs = 26.2 + 32.4 = 58.6g of carbs

Now divide this by the portion size, 6 – 59/6 = 10g of carbs per nest (no decoration)

Please note this carb count amount per portion is based on the standard ingredients listed above and may differ depending on what you use and how much you choose to eat.

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Low Carb Rice Krispie Treats for easter

Low Carb Rice Krispie Treats for easter

Recipe by Michelle

Delicious Low Carb Rice Krispie Treats. Quick, gluten-free, and less sugar they are perfect for a blood sugar-friendly Easter celebration!

Course: Sweet TreatsCuisine: BritishDifficulty: Very Easy
5.0 from 2 votes
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

0

minutes
Setting Time

30

minutes
Total time

40

minutes
Cook Mode

Keep the screen of your device on

Ingredients

  • 80 g 80 dark chocolate 70% or above

  • 15 g 15 butter

  • 40 g 40 puffed rice

  • 1 bag 1 mini eggs for decoration (optional)

Directions

  • Start by melting your chocolate and butter. You can either do this in a microwave; using a microwave-safe bowl heat the chocolate in 30-second intervals, stirring after each one.
    Or
    Place the chocolate in a heat-proof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water. Heat the until it is almost entirely melted, stirring frequently.
  • Once you have a gorgeously shiny bowl of chocolate, add your puffed rice and stir well ensuring everything is covered.
  • Now scoop up some of the mixture and evenly divide it between your 6 moulds. Using the spoon gently press the mixture up the side making a slight dip in the middle
  • Place in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes to harden.
  • When set carefully push them out of the mould and place them on your serving plate/tray. Add your decorations of choice and enjoy!

Equipment

Tips and Notes

  • By far the easiest way to melt your chocolate is using the microwave. But be patient and go in small 30-second intervals always stirring as you go.
  • Stick to the quantities – don’t be tempted to add any more puffed rice to the mixture, even if it looks like there is too much chocolate. This is because if there isn’t enough chocolate, the nests won’t keep their shape well.
  • Use Cupcake cases – If you don’t have silicone moulds then use cupcake cases and pop them in a 12 hole cake tin
  • Swap the chocolate – If you prefer to use milk or white chocolate then just substitute for the same amount. Although I haven’t tested this, but I am sure it will work just as well.
  • Use any Easter treat – You don’t have to use mini eggs ( i just love them). Use any easter egg or sweet you like.
  • Make them even healthier – If you are looking for a slightly healthier option then you could use blueberries or raspberries instead.
  • Diabetes Note – See above for carb counting information.
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