You only need 4 ingredients to whip up these Easter Rice Krispie Treats! These egg-shaped krispie treats are colorful and delicious. Whip some up for an easy no-bake Easter dessert.
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This Easter Rice Krispie Treats recipe is...
- Gluten free
- Easy to make
- An easy no-bake dessert
How to Make Easter Rice Krispie Treats
- Melt butter and marshmallows in a bowl.
- Once melted, add food coloring and mix.
- Stir in the cereal and mix.
- Spray plastic eggs with oil, then stuff with cereal mixture.
- Close eggs and set aside.
- Repeat until all cereal has been egg-shaped.
- Remove treats from plastic eggs, serve, and enjoy!
Full directions for how to make Easter Rice Krispie Treats are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Tips & Tricks for Easter Rice Krispie Treats
Stir Between Each Heat Cycle
Heating your butter and marshmallows should be a gradual process. Melting them in short 30–45-second heat cycles is key. In between each heat cycle, simply stir the marshmallows and butter to distribute the heat more evenly. Make sure to not over-cook your butter and marshmallows or they will burn.
One thing about rice krispie treats is that you need to work fairly fast to form them. You'll find that placing them into the plastic eggs doesn't take long if you've prepared them ahead of time. I like to make one color of rice krispie treats at a time to prevent them from getting too hard before I've formed them.
Don't Pack Too Much
Packing too much krispie mixture into the egg containers can create very dense and chewy treats. You want to press the cereal mixture enough to ensure it stays together, but not so much cereal into each half of the egg that your treats become too dense to eat!
Variations to Easter Rice Krispie Treats
Instead of using a plastic Easter egg, grab some Easter-themed cookie cutters to use. Press the treats into a 9x13 casserole dish, then cookie-cut out shapes.
Add in a few festive Easter sprinkles to add more texture and color to your krispie treats. Feel free to use any sprinkles you want!
After you make your Easter egg treats, you can dip them into melted chocolate. You could also drizzle chocolate over the top to decorate the eggs a bit.
Easter Rice Krispie Treat FAQs
Why are my rice krispie treats hard?
Pressing your treats into the egg moulds too much can cause your treats to be hard. But if you over-heat the marshmallow mixture—whether in microwave or in a pot on the stove—this will also cause your treats to be harder than normal.
Why are my rice krispie treats falling apart?
Too little cereal mixture in your egg moulds will cause your treats to fall apart. If that's the case, you can try to pack the treats a bit more tightly into the plastic eggs. You could also try adding extra cereal to the marshmallow mixture and working it in.
How should you store rice krispie treats?
You can store your krispie treats in an airtight container at room temperature. The treats will store for 5–7 days. After that, the treats will begin to dry out a bit.
Easter Rice Krispie Treats
- 6 tbsp butter divided
- 5 cups marshmallows mini-marshmallows or homemade marshmallow pieces; divided
- 6 cups Rice Krispie cereal divided
- gel food coloring neon pink, neon green, purple, and yellow
- Melt 1 ½ tablespoons of butter with 1 ¼ cups of marshmallow in a microwave for 45 seconds.
- When butter is melted, stir together butter and marshmallows until completely combined. Add 3 drops of desired gel coloring.
- Add 1 ½ cups of Rice Krispie cereal to marshmallow cream. Stir until rice cereal is evenly coated.
- Spray plastic Easter eggs with oil and pack tightly with coated rice cereal mixture. Close the plastic egg and let sit for 10 minutes. Remove plastic egg shell and set aside.
- Repeat steps 1-3 for each desired color.