Easter Rice Krispie Treats

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You will love making these Easter Rice Krispie Treats! I love holidays and making items my kids or grandkids will love to enjoy. It’s all about memories in the kitchen, right?

I think we all grew up making Rice Krispie treats, this recipe takes it up a notch. We had some grandkids coming over last Sunday and we made them before they came as a special surprise. These treats make the cutest table centerpiece for your tables. Oh, and they taste great too!

These Easter Rice Krispie Treats are a little crunchy inside and out. We fill them with Easter candy after the mixture sets up. My choice was M & M Peanuts! They looked a little like eggs, so I grabbed them at the grocery store.

With what’s going on in the world, we need to do some fun things with family and friends. Please take the time to enjoy the people around you. This would be a fun and delicious project to make together.

Easter Rice Krispie Treats

Kitchen Items You May Need:

  • Microwaveable Mixing Bowl
  • Measuring Cups
  • 12-Cup Muffin Tins

Easter Rice Krispie Treats

Step One

Gather your ingredients so you’re ready to start the recipe. You only need 4 ingredients and the green food coloring. Of course, you can make your own food coloring from scratch, but I have never done that. Plus, you need to decide on the candy you want to fill the little baskets.

Ingredients

Step Two

Grab a large glass mixing bowl and place 6 cups of mini marshmallows in it. The recipe calls for 7 cups, but you will set one cup aside.

6 cups marshmallows

Step Three

Pour the melted butter over the marshmallows and microwave for about one minute. Watch it closely.

Melt the marshmallows

Step Four

Remove the butter from the microwave and add it along with the Rice Krispie cereal and combine until completely covered.

Add the Rice Krispies

Step Five

Then add the last one cup of mini marshmallows you had set aside to the bowl and stir them in.

Easter Rice Krispie Treats

Step Six

Add a few drops of the green coloring. Keyword, a few, as in very little, unless you want the mixture to be very green. Either way, the little baskets are so cute! Stir in the green food coloring until you create the color you want.

Easter Rice Krispie Treats

Step Seven

Now, lightly spray the muffin tins with vegetable spray to ease in getting them out of the muffin tins when it’s time to add the candy. Scoop about 1/4 cup of the mixture into each muffin cup. Make sure to make as deep a cavity in the mixture as possible so you can fill the baskets with Easter candy. With the small size of each muffin cup the cavity won’t be too big, but do the best you can.

Easter Rice Krispie Treats

Step Eight

Let them set up for about one hour in the muffin tins. This gives them time to harden up a bit. Use a thin spatula to remove them. Fill with your favorite Easter candy. Optional, shredded coconut in the baskets before you place the “eggs” of Easter candy in them. Enjoy.

Final Product

Easter Rice Krispie Treats

Easter Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Easter Rice Krispie Treats
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Easter Rice Krispie Treats
Prep Time
20 mins
Set Up Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
Author: Linda Loosli
Ingredients
  • 7 cups mini marshmallows (set one cup aside)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 6 cups Rice Krispie cereal
  • green food coloring
  • Easter candies to place in the baskets
  • shredded coconut for baskets, optional
Instructions
  1. Grab a large glass mixing bowl and place 6 cups of mini marshmallows in it. The recipe calls for 7 cups, but you will set one cup aside. Pour the melted butter over the marshmallows and microwave for about one minute. Watch it closely. Remove from the microwave and add the Rice Krispie cereal and combine until completely covered. Then add the last one cup of mini marshmallows to the bowl and stir in. Add a few drops of the green coloring. Keyword, a few as in very little unless you want them very green. Either way, the little baskets are so cute! Stir in the green food coloring until you create the color you want.

    Now, lightly spray the muffin tins with vegetable spray to ease in getting them out of the muffin tins. Scoop about 1/4 cup of the mixture into each muffin cup. Make sure to make as deep a cavity in the mixture as possible so you can fill the baskets with Easter candy.

    Let them set up for about one hour in the muffin tins. This gives them time to harden up a bit. Use a thin spatula to remove them. Fill with your favorite Easter candy. Optional, shredded coconut in the baskets before you place the "eggs" of Easter candy in them. Enjoy.

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How do I store the leftovers?

We rarely have any leftovers, but if you do, just place them on your kitchen countertop covered with plastic wrap.

Do I need to refrigerate these treats?

No need to refrigerator them, just put them on the kitchen counter, lightly covered with plastic wrap.

Why are my Rice Krispie Treats so sticky

If you use too many marshmallows and butter, the mixture will be sticky. Plus, if you don’t use enough, it makes the mixture hard and crumbly.

Why won’t my marshmallows melt?

They taste so good when they are fresh, but when they get old and stale, they are much harder to melt, if you can even melt them at all.

How do I keep the mixture from sticking to my hands?

Well, it’s a bit messy but this step works. You can spray vegetable spray on your hands, or even rub some butter on them. Apply more as needed.

How long does it take for these to harden or set up?

Plan on about an hour for the mixture to harden or set up. It’s worth the wait, I promise. These cute little baskets were ready to fill after about one hour.

Can I use a different brand of the same type of cereal?

Yes, you can, I just wanted the picture of the original type for the picture above. Otherwise, I would have purchased the store brand to possibly save some money.

Final Word

Let me know if you make these Easter Rice Krispie Treats, I love to hear how it worked out when you made them. Also, if you make them in different shapes, I’d like to hear about that too. Please teach your kids and grandkids to cook from scratch. May God Bless this world, Linda

8 thoughts on “Easter Rice Krispie Treats

  • March 14, 2022 at 7:16 am
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    5 stars
    Linda,

    Now I’m wondering why I never thought of adding M&M’s to rice krispie treats. Sounds delicious.

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    • March 14, 2022 at 8:25 am
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      Hi Ray, thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend! It’s my favorite candy!! Besides See’s Chocolate marshmallow caramel bites!! LOL! Have fun making these!! Linda

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  • March 14, 2022 at 7:37 am
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    5 stars
    These are adorable! What a fun idea!

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    • March 14, 2022 at 8:26 am
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      Hi Heidi, thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend!! Have fun making some! Linda

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  • March 14, 2022 at 9:08 am
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    5 stars
    Until last week we had been unable to get Kelloggs rice krispies cereal for three months. My husband is a cereal guy, and he managed to deplete my stockpile of Rice krispies. Now that it’s back in stock I can make these, and we already got the pastel m & m s.

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    • March 14, 2022 at 12:22 pm
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      Hi Chris, thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend! I heard about the Rice Krispie shortage. They had one box left when I picked this one up to make these!! I love the pastel-colored M & M’s this time of year. These are so fun to make!! Linda

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  • March 14, 2022 at 11:01 am
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    5 stars
    Linda:

    My son and daughter in Love will love these. I don’t make a lot of sweets these days because we are all diabetic (Runs in both sides of the family). But I might make a small batch for Easter.

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    • March 14, 2022 at 12:23 pm
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      Hi Jackie, thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend! I love hearing your son and daughter will love these! A small batch would be awesome! Linda

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