I have been compensated with materials and reimbursement for these yummy Rice Krispies Easter Egg Treats. Photos, thoughts, and craziness are all my own.
Sometimes I think Pinterest will be the death of me. Make this! Create that! What- I didn’t bake a five layer masterpiece for Easter brunch? Wait… I was supposed to have Easter brunch? I have to keep myself grounded and remind myself that I have four kids. This translates to approximately fifteen minutes of spare time a day, five of which I have to allot to a bathroom break. In order for my daughter and I to find quality time in the kitchen, we have to Keep It Simple! That’s why this Easter we are sticking with a tried and true favorite– Rice Krispies Easter Egg Treats. Psst….these have a special candy surprise!
- Box of Rice Krispies
- Bag of miniature marshmallows
- Small candy
- Plastic Easter eggs or Rice Krispies Treat Shaperz
Begin by doing the oven work before the kids help. My kids are enamored with the oven, and I don’t want anyone to get burned, so I do the hot part myself. Make a traditional Rice Krispies treat mix by melting 3 tablespoons of butter in a skillet and mixing it with 4 cups miniature marshmallows. Stir until melted. Remove from heat and add 6 cups Rice Krispies. Stir until that deliciously sticky mix is combined to perfection.
Now the fun part! Bring the kids in and start shaping those Easter Egg Treats.
Add an indention in an egg for small candies.
Create another egg and place it over the first one to close the egg and conceal the sweet surprise.
Let the kids have fun decorating the Rice Krispies Easter Egg Treats. My daughter is sprinkle crazy. She believes throwing sprinkles– even if they don’t stick to the food– makes everything better.
Shortly after making our treats, my daughter mysteriously disappeared. I discovered her in the yard sneaking in a treat before dinner.
I asked her to rate the treats that we made on a scale from 1 to 10 (with 10 being the best) on how the treats look and taste, as well as how fun it was to make them. In typical girlie fashion, she rated everything a 10 and “the best ever”.
How fun do you think this simple cooking activity is? Find more easy recipes on the Rice Krispies webpage, the Rice Krispies Pinterest Page, and Facebook page. There is also a fun Rice Krispies Pinterest Contest, so be sure to enter that, as well! Use the hashtag #easytomake when sharing your photos on Twitter and Instagram so that we can all see what fun you and your kids are having in the kitchen.