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Easter Rice Krispie Treats

Easter Rice Krispie treats are bright, colorful, sweet, and gooey fun dessert! They're as easy to make as your traditional rice Krispie treats but with a festive Easter egg shape twist!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 18 treats
Calories 159kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 ½ Tablespoons Butter 1 ½ tablespoon for each color
  • 6 Cups Mini Marshmallows 2 cups for each color
  • 9 Cups Rice Krispies Cereal 3 cups for each color
  • 1-2 Cups White Candy Melts or white chocolate chips
  • Easter Sprinkles
  • 3 Colors Food Coloring

Instructions

  • In a medium sauce pan, add 1 ½ tablespoons butter and melt over medium-low heat.
  • Add 2 cups marshmallows and stir until melted, stirring frequently.
  • Add in a 2-3 drops of food coloring (or more until desired color is reached) and stir until thoroughly mixed in.
  • Remove from heat and stir in 3 cups of rice krispies. Stir until cereal is completely coated.
  • Scoop out ¼ cup of the mixture into buttered hands and fingers and press the mixture into egg shapes
  • Place on a parchment paper (or wax paper) to cool completely. .
  • Repeat this process with the other two additional color choices.
  • Place the candy melts a microwave safe bowl and melt for 30 seconds, then stir and repeat for an additional 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. (you can also use a double boiler to melt the candy or white chocolate chips)
  • Place sprinkles on a plate.
  • Dip each egg bottom into the melted chocolate and then gently dip into the sprinkles or use fingers to sprinkle just a few onto the melted chocolate.
  • Place the treats on the parchment paper to set.
  • Repeat until all of the treats have been dipped and covered with sprinkles.

Notes

Be careful not to over-heat the candy or chocolate or it will become too thick
Mix in seasonal colored mini M&M's into the rice krispie mixture prior to shaping them.
Dip in melted semi-sweet chocolate instead of white chocolate.
Shape into nests and fill with egg shaped candy, like peanut m&m's, Cadbury eggs, or jelly beans.

Nutrition

Serving: 1treat | Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1019IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 4mg