Easter Rice Krispie Treats are delicious sweet treats perfect for Easter desserts. Making rice krispie eggs is a fun way to take this classic, crunchy, easy dessert up a level.
Add in delicious candy melts, fun food coloring and adorable Easter sprinkles and you’re ready to create the best Easter treat ideas on the dessert table.
Why You’ll Love Easter Rice Krispie Treats
It’s the time of year for adorably cute Easter desserts and these Rice Krispie eggs should be on your Easter menu.
I mean, who doesn’t love some good homemade rice krispie treats? Rice Krispies treats are always fun and delicious, made with butter, gooey marshmallows and Rice Krispies cereal.
A simple, classic treat, you can make for every holiday, just like our Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats, which are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or celebrating springtime.
- Making these rice krispie treats in an Easter egg shape is such a cute idea!
- They are easily portable, which makes this delicious dessert perfect to take to your family Easter celebration.
- Decorate your tray with plastic Easter eggs filled with jelly beans or sprinkle a few marshmallow peeps about and you’ll have the most adorable display.
- And the best part? These no bake treats are a fun way for kids of all ages to make memories in the kitchen.
- Medium Saucepan
- Double Broiler or Microwave Safe Bowl
- Small Dish or Bowl
- Wax Paper or Parchment Paper
- Silicone Spatula
- 1/4 Dry Measuring Cup
Easter Rice Krispie Treats Ingredients
Here’s everything you need to make this rice krispie treat recipe:
BUTTER: Use salted butter to melt with mini marshmallows. Have a few extra tablespoons of butter on hand in case you need a little more to get the right texture for your treats.
MINI MARSHMALLOWS: Use miniature marshmallows as they’re easier to melt. If you’re in a pinch, you can use the regular marshmallows. Be sure to use an unopened, fresh bag for the best results. You’ll need about a bag and a half of the minis, so make sure to grab 2 bags.
RICE KRISPIES CEREAL: 6 cups of rice krispies cereal is what you’ll need. You can get this (and more) from the regular 12 ounce cereal box. Use a fresh, unopened box or bag so you don’t end up with stale Easter treats.
FOOD COLORING: I used 3 colors – pink, green and blue to make these colorful rice krispie treats. For more springtime feels and lighter pastel colors use less food coloring. If you want more vibrant, brighter colors, be sure to add more gel food coloring.
WHITE CANDY MELTS: These taste similar to white chocolate, but they are easier to work with. You will need anywhere between 1-2 cups of these melts depending on how much you use for each individual rice krispie egg.
EASTER SPRINKLES: Your local grocer probably has these when they’re in season but if not, you can grab them on Amazon.
How To Make Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats
This fun dessert is easy to make! We’ll make one color at a time for a total of 18 Easter egg rice krispie treats.
STEP 1: Add 1 ½ Tablespoons butter and 2 ½ cups of marshmallows to a medium-size pot. Using low to medium heat, melt butter and marshmallows together. Use a spatula to stir continuously, until smooth.
STEP 2: Add in a few drops of food coloring to your melted butter mixture and stir well. Add more color if necessary, until you’ve reached your desired coloring.
STEP 3: Remove marshmallow mixture from heat and add in rice krispie cereal. Stir in the cereal until it’s all completely coated in the mixture.
STEP 4: Use a ¼ dry measuring cup to scoop out the mixture. Butter your fingers and palms (to keep the mixture from sticking to your hands) and gently press the mixture together into egg shapes.
STEP 5: Place the eggs on a prepared pan with either a piece of parchment paper or wax paper to cool down. Repeat until all of the mixture has been formed into 6 eggs.
STEP 6: Repeat this entire process from step 1-5 with the next two colors of food coloring.
STEP 7: In a double broiler or a microwave safe bowl, add your candy melts and melt until smooth. If melting in the microwave, heat in 30 second intervals, stirring each time until completely melted.
STEP 8: Add your colorful Easter sprinkles to a separate dish.
STEP 9: Dip each rice krispie egg halfway into the melted chocolate and sprinkle with Easter sprinkles. Set on the wax or parchment paper to cool.
STEP 10: Continue until all the eggs have been dipped in the white chocolate melts and covered with sprinkles.
How Far In Advance Can I Make Easter Rice Krispie Treats?
These marshmallow treats are best when you enjoy them the same day you make them.
But if stored properly, using the recommendations shared below, you can make them 2-3 days in advance.
How To Store Easter Rice Krispies Treats
These colorful cereal treats have the best texture and flavor when you eat them right away.
But if you’re making them ahead of time, or need to store leftovers:
- Make sure to store rice krispie treats in an airtight container at room temperature. You don’t want them to absorb any moisture and become soggy.
- I recommend storing them with wax paper in between each treat so they don’t stick together.
How Do You Make Rice Krispie Treats Not Soggy?
If you have tried making this easy Easter treat before and wound up with soggy bars, here are a few tips I recommend:
- Make sure to not over melt the butter and marshmallows on the stove. Remove it from the heat as soon as it is smooth.
- Be careful not to over-mix the cereal into the melted marshmallow mixture. If over mixed, the cereal is can be crushed up instead of staying whole.
More Easter Desserts
Easter Rice Krispie Treats are just as gorgeous as they are delicious. With fun spring colors and Easter sprinkles, this no bake Easter recipe is sure to delight the whole family’s taste buds.
- 4 ½ Tbsp Butter, divided
- 7 ½ Cups Mini Marshmallows (approximately 1 ½ bags), divided
- 6 Cups Rice Krispies Cereal, divided
- 3 Colors Food Coloring (blue, pink, green)
- 1-2 Cups White Candy Melts
- Easter Sprinkles
- Add 1 ½ Tablespoons butter and 2 ½ cups of marshmallows to a medium-size pot. Using low to medium heat, melt butter and marshmallows together. Stir continuously, until smooth.
- Add in a few drops of food coloring to the melted butter marshamallow mixture and stir well. Add more food color (if necessary) until you’ve reached your desired coloring.
- Remove marshmallow mixture from heat and add fold in rice krispie cereal. Stir until completely coated in the mixture.
- Use a ¼ dry measuring cup to scoop out the mixture. Butter your fingers and palms (to keep the mixture from sticking to your hands) and gently press the mixture together into egg shapes.
- Place the eggs on a prepared pan with either a piece of parchment paper or wax paper to cool down. Repeat until all of the mixture has been formed into 6 eggs.
- Repeat this entire process from step 1-5 with the next two colors of food coloring.
- In a double broiler or a microwave safe bowl, add candy melts and melt until smooth. If melting in the microwave, heat in 30 second intervals, stirring each time until completely melted.
- Add Easter sprinkles to a separate dish.
- Dip each rice krispie egg halfway into the melted chocolate and sprinkle with Easter sprinkles. Set on the wax or parchment paper to cool.
- Continue until all the Easter rice krispie eggs have been dipped in the white chocolate melts and covered with sprinkles. Let cool completely.
See recipe post for additional tips.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 227Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 98mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 0gSugar: 29gProtein: 1g
Nutritional values are estimates and not exact.