These Easter Egg Rice Krispie treats are fun! They are both fun to make and fun to eat! They didn't last very long at my house.
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For a while, my kids LOVED cereal bars that you would buy in stores. For a special Easter treat, they woke up to these Easter egg treats on the counter.
Another fun Easter treat are these chocolate bird's nests.
Why I love these cereal treat Easter eggs
- These are edible Easter themed treats!
- Kids know Rice Krispie cereal treats and love them.
- The surprise treat inside make these extra fun.
- No complicated ingredients or steps.
- These are a fun breakfast treat before the Easter egg hunt.
Table of contents
1 bag large marshmallows (any brand)
6 cups Rice Krispies
3 tablespoon butter
Small (tiny-ish) plastic eggs
Treat for in the egg (Hershey Kiss fits perfectly)
chocolate drizzle (optional)
Thin food grade gloves are helpful. They protect your hands from the hot Rice Krispies mixture. If you don't have any handy, slip your hands in plastic baggies.
Put the treats in the plastic eggs
Melt butter (gently, don't scorch!)
Melt marshmallows on medium heat.
Add Rice Krispies into melted marshmallow and butter mixture. Stir well to coat working quickly. Turn off heat.
Allow Rice Krispie mixture to cool a bit prior to handling!
Ok, here's the fun part. Put on the gloves and either put cooking spray or butter on them. That will make your life much easier. It also protects your hands from the hot Rice Krispies & Marshmallow mixture.
I made a dozen eggs.
Take about a cup worth of the hot Rice Krispies mixture and wrap around the plastic egg. Press mixture on firmly. The gloves really help!
You may find the mixture gets a little droopy and slides off the plastic eggs. Just press it back in place and once it cools a little, it stays around the egg. You do have to work quickly because as the mixture cools, it gets hard and difficult to work with. If you are organized and know you need to work fast, you will be OK!
After a couple of minutes, the Rice Krispies mixture will harden. You can add a chocolate drizzle at this time.
For detailed directions on the chocolate drizzle, take a peek at my Cheerio Marshmallow Squares recipe.
Yes! Either those or a plastic baggie. The Rice Krispie mixture can be hot if you haven't let it cool enough.
Wrap them individually with plastic wrap. After a couple of days, the cereal treat mixture will get hard.
Other cereal treats
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Easter Egg Rice Krispies Treats
- 1 bag marshmallows
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 12 pieces hershey kisses
- 12 small plastic Easter eggs the SMALL ones!
- Put the treats (Hershey Kisses) into the small plastic eggs and set aside.
- Melt the butter in a large heavy stock pot or dutch oven. Do not scorch the butter.
- Add marshmallows and melt on medium heat.
- Remove from heat. Add Rice Krispies into melted butter and marshmallow mixture. Stir well to coat, working quickly.
- Allow hot mixture to cool a bit. I recomend wearing rubber gloves. Wait until mixture is cool enough to handle. Wrap around plastic egg, pressing firmly.
- Once Rice Krispie eggs are completed, allow to cool and then drizzle with chocolate.
Nutrition information is an estimate only provided as a courtesy using an ingredient database. Garnish and optional ingredients are not included in the calculations.
Enjoy these Rice Krispie Easter egg treats! My kids sure did.
*Originally published April 15, 2016 (yup, I've been blogging that long!)