Dipped and Decorated Rice Krispies Treat Eggs for Easter

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Three simple ingredients combined together make one of my absolute favorite treats of all time.

Butter.
Marshmallows.
Rice Krispies cereal.

We’re talking about Rice Krispies Treats my friends. They’re easy enough for a child to make (with supervision of course) and can be molded into just about any shape imaginable. For Easter, we thought it would be fun to mold our treats into egg shapes.

It all starts with a very simple recipe … 4 TBS butter and 4 cups of mini marshmallows melted over a low heat along with 7 cups of Rice Krispies cereal mixed in.

rice krispies stuffed in plastic egg

 

You simply use any size of plastic Easter eggs, coated in non-stick cooking spray and stuff them with warm Rice Krispies Treats mix and let them sit for about 10 minutes.

rice krispie shaped easter eggs

 

If you’d like to make them extra special, fill the center with a candy before molding the eggs. We used gum eggs for the centers of ours.

 

While I’m sure there are a million and one ways to decorate these, one flavor combination I love is cereal treats and Wilton candy melts. You can dip and decorate the eggs with bright Easter colors and all sorts of candy decorations.

gum ball stuffed rice krispie treat eggs

candy dipped decorated rice krispies treat eggs

 

Tip — To achieve the marbled candy colors seen below, just use a piping bag filled with three different Wilton Candy Melts colors. For these marbled eggs I striped each side of my piping bag with pink, blue and purple.

Another fun way to serve up these Rice Krispies Treat Eggs is to use props. You can put them on sticks with a clear candy bag tied off with ribbon or use these fun Easter Basket Cupcake Wrappers from Wilton.

wilton cupcake basket rice krispies egg

 

No matter what treats you bake this Easter, I hope you have fun doing it. Happy Easter friends!

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Rice Krispies Easter Egg Treats Recipe
 
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Type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 4 TBS butter
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 7 cups Rice Krispies cereal
Instructions
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter.
  2. Add marshmallows and stir until melted.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies cereal.
  4. Spray plastic eggs with cooking spray and coat hands with Crisco
  5. Press cereal treats into plastic eggs and close for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove cereal treat eggs and decorate.


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  1. I love rice krispie treats so any new way to incorporate them into a holiday is a win for me! Thanks for sharing some great ideas! :)

  2. Dang, why didn’t I think of using plastic eggs to mold mine?!? I tried to do this a week or so ago by molding them with my hands — needless to say, it was not pretty.

    Thanks for sharing, Cat!

  3. Wow, I really like that idea for Easter. I won’t have time to do it this year, but will definitely try to next year.

  4. Those look awesome! I just brought out the baking supplies for Easter and wow, this just got added to my list! :)

  5. Cat,

    I have never made Rice Krispie Treats for my kids. This is a nice twist on the original treat. Like Terra said, I may not get to try these this year, but I will put it on our treat list for the kids to make next year. It looks like a fun and easy cooking project for them.

  6. These are genius. What a cute and yummy idea!

  7. Such a CUTE idea! I made a lot of Rice Krispie treats in my day when my girls were little…Miss those days! But have this in file for when I do need to make them! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I love the chewy rice krispie treats that you can buy, but never found a recipe for them. You don’t know how happy I am to have found this! I never even thought of marshmallows, and always thought it was maybe a treacle or something added! These are totally calorie-free, right? lol

  9. Just Coupons says:

    Great idea to use plastic eggs to mold them. Never thought to put something inside a krispie treat, another genius idea. And the dipped ones look adorable.

  10. wow you are so creative, cat! I love the one with jelly beans inside

  11. These are adorable! Love them in the little basket.

  12. Oh wow!! Those photos are bright and yummy looking! I love the look of the marbled candy melts. Looks like something Lizzie will love making with me. I see an easter craft on the to do list tomorrow!

  13. Oooh, those look delicious! and purty.

  14. What a great idea – these are So cute!

  15. Oh wow! This is so clever and cute, i can’t believe its the first time i’ve seen this! I’m going to give this a try, I love rice krispies! <3

  16. Great job! I tried this afternoon but they were an epic fail.

  17. Shannon says:

    Those are so neat! Love your ideas,

  18. What an awesome idea! I love your pictures too! I just can’t resist homemade rice krispie treats!!!

  19. Wish I had seen this before Easter! I love this idea…

  20. Testing ratings

  21. How fun! I could actually make these!
    Kas

  22. We had planned to do this for Easter but time got away from us, so we may just be making Spring Eggs soon!!

    Love you blog!!!

  23. this is too cute and it looks delicious

  24. These are so cute. I’ve seen the rice krispie eggs done before (on a commercial) but I’ve not seen the candy melts used. It adds a bit of pop to them.

  25. Wow this looks great! Just stumbled it!

  26. hello, these are absolutely wonderful! i have seen many recipes for these on the net, but this seems by far the most compatible with that icing! when i made them all the icing just would not stick!

  27. Love these! How many eggs did this yield?

  28. Sarah S. says:

    These are really cute and seems easy to make and the kids will love them!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  29. Cute, cute, cute! I will be making these with my girls tomorrow. I hope you don’t mind, I feature this on my blog in my post today.

    Check it out here:
    http://lovingthiscrazylife-melissa.blogspot.com/2012/04/last-minute-easter-diy-projects.html

  30. I made this treat with my three grandsons, Connor, Garrett and Gavin. We put hersey’s kisses and mini reese cups in the center of egg and then dipped one-half of each egg in chocolate. This way everyone could tell there was chocolate inside. Of course the boys still love the original rice krispies treats and we made plenty of those also. What a great and yummy way to get our kids involved! They couldn’t wait to show off their masterpieces. This idea is definitely a winner with this grandmother and her boys!

  31. Annie says:

    are you aware an Etsy seller has stolen your idea and images for their shop?
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/120230086/dipped-easter-egg-rice-krispie-treats-6

  32. carla says:

    Hello ! Im looking forward to this fun recipe for our family day care activity today , its raining and dark outside and it will be the perfect activity to keep the children happy. Love your site :)

  33. Megan says:

    Great recipe! What are they dipped in on your photo?

  34. Rebecca Hartwell says:

    Re: Dipped and Decorated Rice Krispies Treat Eggs for Easter

    I was wondering how many eggs this recipe made and what size egg you used. Also wondering if you know if there is an Australian version of Wilson candy melts?

    Am looking forward to making these for token Easter gifts for people and for Easter Sunday with my family.

    Regards,
    Rebecca

  35. Sheila Mackay says:

    Where do you get the egg moulds please?

  36. Deneen Steck says:

    These treats are very easy to make and the grandkids just love them , you can even put a gold dollar coin in them

  37. going to make the rice krispie treat eggs for the grandchildren and want to thanks you for posting this recipe .

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