Easter will be here soon! I wanted to make some kind of treat that was fun, tasty, and colorful.
I found a great idea from the Rice Krispies website. Rice Krispie Easter Eggs! I made a few modifications- some were successful, others…not so much. I guess that is the fun of trying to switch things up a bit. You find out what works.
*This recipe comes from the Kelloggs Rice Krispie website.
12 plastic snap-apart Easter eggs
3 tbsp. butter or margarine
1 10 oz. package of marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
1. Clean, then coat inside of plastic eggs with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
3. Add KELLOGG’S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.
4. Using greased hands, firmly press 1/4 cup of the cereal mixture into each plastic egg half. Use fingers to make hollow center in each half. Remove from molds. Place on wax paper. Cool slightly.
5. Place about 6 M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies in one half of each egg. Gently press two halves of each egg together until they stick. Cool completely.
6. Decorate with frosting and additional M&M’S® Brand Chocolate Candies (if desired). Best if served the same day.
Some changes that I made to the recipe were I used the Rice Krispies mixed with fruity cereal to make the eggs more colorful.
I also found some Easter marshmallows and thought they would add some color to the eggs as well.
I do not recommend this however, because after all the pastel colors blend together, I ended up with a purplish grey.
It turned out okay for my eggs, but in the future I would probably use regular marshmallows and then add food coloring.
I also had a difficult time making a hole in the middle of the Rice Krispies. Even though I had greased my fingers, the marshmallow still would get stuck. So I decided to just squish the M&Ms into the center instead.
Due to the stickiness of the treats, I kept the Rice Krispies in the egg and closed it together. That way the M&Ms were in the middle and I was able to remove the treat and make sure everything stuck together.
Afterwards there was a bit of a seam, so I used my mint chocolate frosting to make a little band around the eggs. Then I placed the Easter M&Ms around it. They were very tasty. But a word to the wise, have some milk handy. When you add the M&Ms and frosting to these Rice Krispie Easter Eggs they can be very sweet!
What treats do you make for Easter?