Easter Egg Crispy Treats are similar to Rice Krispy Treats but have so much more color and are a fun Easter treat to make with the kids! See the recipe here!
Easter Egg Crispy Treats
We love our Rice Krispy Treats around here but one thing about those is that if you’re making them for a church group or party, it seems everyone brings them! I always want to do something a little different. These Easter Egg Crispy Treats are just the thing!
The recipe comes together with the usual ingredients needed for making cereal treats. So you can just pick these up on your normal grocery trip. My guess is that you will only need the cereal and marshmallows, like I always do!
Tips for the Best Easter Egg Crispy Treats:
I know some recipes suggest using marshmallow cream, but to keep the consistency on these from being overly sticky (and ruining the recipe) we absolutely recommend sticking with the mini marshmallows the recipe calls for. And, just as a further tip: use a good quality bag of marshmallows!
I can remember ruining a few batches of cereal treats in the past, and it always involved using bargain off brand marshmallows. They are around $1… my advice is to purchase the Kraft brand mini marshmallows. 🙂
Melt your butter in a large microwave safe bowl, or a large dutch oven if that’s what you prefer. Fully melt to a liquid state.
You will then add your Kraft Mini Marshmallows to the melted butter and mix gently with a wooden spatula or baking spatula. Be careful to mix slowly to incorporate the marshmallows evenly and get them melted at the same time.
After everything is melted together, it’s time to add your vanilla extract.
Again, choosing a good quality ingredient is key to great results! I use Simply Organic Pure Vanilla. Just my own opinion. If you purchase vanilla rarely and it’s in the budget, a good quality one really takes the flavor to the next level when baking. I particularly notice this when baking cookies.
Finally, measure out your cereal and slowly add it to your bowl or Dutch oven. This is a fun thing to let the kids do. What is it about pouring cereal that’s so fun?? Not sure. but seeing it come together is always the best part!
If the kids are helping, you will probably need to mix the cereal in for them. You want the cereal treat mixture to be as uniform as possible, meaning try to get every bit of that cereal coated with the marshmallow mixture!
If you don’t, you will have little pieces of cereal crunching and dropping off the finished treats. So take care to mix well. Again, a spatula and just stirring gently and carefully is the best way to get it all mixed.
Making the Easter Egg Crispy Treats: Let the Kids Take Over!
Now it’s the kids’ turn again! Make sure you have cleaned your plastic Easter eggs.
I would recommend giving them a run through a sink of soapy water and Dawn dish soap and rinsing them ahead of time. Just me. You can do your own thing, but keep in mind these are from the store and they usually recommend washing them if using around food.
Before you add the cereal mixture, lightly spray with a cooking spray to ensure they are easy to remove.
Finishing Up Your Crispy Treats:
The fun part is to stuff the Crispy Treat mixture into each side of the eggs! Honestly I would let the kids do all of these. LOL. Just ensure each egg is completely full, so you almost have to squish it together, if that makes sense.
If the plastic eggs are partially full, they won’t take the shape of the Easter eggs! So remind the kids of this if you have helpers in the kitchen. 🙂
I hope these are as much fun for you and your family as they have been for us! Just print your recipe below or Pin for later!
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Print Your Easter Egg Crispy Treats Recipe Here
- 1/2 cup of butter or margarine
- 1 10 oz bag of mini marshmallows
- 9 cups Fruity Pebbles or alternative cereal
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Once melted stir in marshmallows and vanilla. Stir until a creamy mixture. Remove from heat.
Add the cereal a few cups at a time and stir until they are completely coated.
Let cool until it's safe to handle. Spray the plastic egg and your hands with cooking spray for easier handling.
Take a spoon full of the mixture and press it into the egg. Turn upside down and wiggle to release.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 118mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g