Easter Rice Krispie Treats takes the classic Rice Krispie treat and adds a spring and Easter theme to them. Colorful sprinkles, chocolate Robin eggs and spring colors make this dessert fun for the whole family. It is a great addition to the Easter menu!
The classic Rice Krispie treat has been made so many times over the year. It is simple and only has three ingredients.
With a few more ingredients, the classic Krispie turns into a springtime favorite, Easter Rice Krispie Treats. Decoration sugar, Robin Eggs, Easter sprinkles are all fun and a great addition to this festive recipe.
- Rice Krispies - store or name brand, either will work.
- marshmallows - store or name brand, either will work. Large or small marshmallows will work as well.
- butter - I always use margarine for this but real butter will work.
- colored decoration sugar - can find this in the baking aisle.
- Whopper Robin Eggs - in the Easter candy aisle.
- Easter/spring sprinkles - in the Easter candy aisle.
Melting the marshmallows
To melt the marshmallows, melt the butter first over medium/low heat. Be sure to keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn. In brown butter frosting, you want the butter to brown but not in this recipe.
After the butter has melted, stir in the marshmallows over low heat and keep stirring! Marshmallows will burn faster than you can say marshmallow and that would be a shame.
Adding the Krispies
Remove the marshmallow mixture from the heat and stir in the Rice Krispie cereal.
This part is completely optional, but it adds a fun coloring to the Easter Rice Krispie Treats. I divided the Krispie mixture into 4 sections and sprinkled the decorating sugar on each one, one per color. Then mixed it in.
One section was pink, one was green, etc...
Then spread the Krispies in a greased (so, so important!) 9x13 pan.
Adding the spring sprinkles and Robin Eggs
After pressing the Krispies into the greased pan, add the Easter sprinkles and Robin Eggs.
Let the treats set up for about 1 hour before cutting them into squares.
If you have any left after the children see them, either wrap the pan with plastic wrap or put the cut squares in an airtight container. There is no need to refrigerate or keep chilled.
Yes you can! Find some spring colored M&M's and use those instead.
No, you don't. It does add some fun colors to the treats, but it isn't necessary.
Yes, but keep in mind it will make the treats thinner.
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Enjoy these easy to make treats that are perfect for Easter dessert. Such fun treats your kids (and adults) will love!
Easter Rice Krispie Treats
- 1 9x13 pan
- 6 cups Rice Krispie Cereal
- ¼ cup margarine or butter
- 10 oz marshmallow mini or large
- ½ cup Easter sprinkles
- ½ cup chocolate Robin Eggs
- decorating sugar in 4 colors optional
- Grease a 9x13 cake pan.
- Melt butter on the stove in a large saucepan over medium/low heat, stirring often.
- When completely melted, add marshmallow and melt over low heat, stirring constantly.
- When melted, remove from heat and stir in the cereal.
- Separate the cereal into four sections and sprinkle different colored sugar into the cereal sections and mix well.
- Spread the cereal onto the greased pan and press well using a greased spatula.
- Press the spring sprinkles and chocolate Robin Eggs onto the Rice Krispie treats.
- Let sit for 1 hour.
- Cut into squares and serve.
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