Our Rice Krispies Easter eggs are a delicious treat for the holiday. Simple enough for kids to make and perfect for for classroom parties. Click through for the recipe and quick tips to make it easy.
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Ever noticed how much kids enjoy baking? To be honest, it is actually a great family activity. I found that great conversations occurred over the mixing bowl. There is something magical about informal conversation when you are doing something else. This is particularly true for older kids.
And you know what? You are also giving them the skills they will need when they leave home.
Holidays and celebrations always call for special food, right? So, I put my thinking cap on and came up with an easy no bake Easter treat for you to make with your kids.
WARNING: These Rice Krispies eggs will not last long, so be prepared to make several batches!
My Rice Krispie Easter eggs are super easy to make. In fact, they are so simple that older kids could probably make them with no supervision. You basically take the basic recipe for Rice Krispies Treats, add in some pretty color, and create the shape with those plastic eggs you see everywhere at this time of year. Yes, it is that simple!
Our Rice Krispies Easter eggs are perfect for Easter and will look amazing on any Easter dessert table. If they last that long! Use them if you are throwing a party or need a class party treat. Or just to surprise your kids. After all, what could be better than a Rice Krispies Egg?
So, Let’s begin
How to make Rice Krispie Easter eggs
This recipe takes no time at all. In fact, it takes about the same amount of time as a regular Rice Krispie treat. We made three kinds of Rice Krispie Easter Eggs, pink, yellow and no color at all. You can make them any color you wish. Omit the color if you have kids that are sensitive to food dye.
You will need to make Rice Krispie treats in different batches. One batch for each color you want. The recipe is for 3 different colors, but you can adjust it as you wish.
Tip: You can use any food coloring, but the gel colors provide vibrant colors and a little goes a long way.
Melt 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter with 1 1/4 cups of marshmallow in microwave for about 45 seconds. When melted, stir until completely combined. Add gel coloring to get the color you want.
Add 1 1/2 cups of Rice Krispie cereal to marshmallow cream. Stir until rice cereal is coated.
Let the mixture cool for a few minutes. You want a mixture that can still be shaped, but not too hot to handle.
Spray plastic Easter eggs with oil. Fill both halves of the egg with the Rice Krispie mixture, then press t together until they are totally closed. The egg should be full enough to give a tiny bit of resistance as you close the egg. However, you don’t want them so full that you are crushing the cereal in order to close.
A few minutes later, open the egg and remove the rice krispies egg! You will need to experiment with the timing. If you leave it too long, they will be harder to remove. However, you want to make sure they are cool enough to maintain their shape.
If you decided to go the no color route, you could always roll them in sprinkles while they are still sticky. This adds a little color.
Put the Rice Krispie eggs on a rack to cool. If you can leave them that long. There is something about the buttery smell of a freshly made rice Krispie treat that is pretty hard to resist!
In essence, that’s all there is to it. Now go out there and make some with your kids. They will thank you for it.
I’d love to know how it turns out. Please leave a comment below.