Kids of all ages will line-up for a rice krispie treat any time of year. Bring that same joy to your Easter desserts with these tasty little Easter Rice Krispies Treats the likes of which span generations.
Easter Rice Krispies Treats Recipe
Easter is the perfect time to make an edible craft with the kiddos. Whether it's your own children, grand children, nieces and nephews, neighbors, or friends. Rice krispies treats can be made in a plethora of shapes and sizes to fit every holiday theme. Even though you can buy them, there's just something special about the taste of them when you make them yourself at home. SO much better!
How to Make the Best Easter Rice Krispies Treats Nests
Making Rice Krispies treats is a fun task that can bring the entire family together. Just in case you've never made them at home, I always like to mention a few tips to ensure your success.
- Using a large pot will double as the mixing bowl. So bigger, not smaller.
- When melting the marshmallows, it's best to use a heavy bottomed pot over medium heat. Don't walk away. Stir constantly to prevent them from sticking and burning.
- Working with melted marshmallows is a delectable yet, sticky task. Rice krispies treats are sticky. Have nearby a can of cooking spray or wet your hands with water to assist with rolling into balls.
- I use a regular size ice cream scoop to divide into portions. Scoops are my go-to for so many tasks, but you can eyeball it if that's more your style. Keep in mind no matter what, the end goal is uniformity in size.
- I used cream cheese frosting for the "grass" tinted with food coloring. You can opt for using chocolate, strawberry or vanilla frosting there's no wrong flavor to use. You can also skip the coloring should you prefer.
- Another popular way to make edible grass is using sweetened flaked coconut. To make it, place your desired amount of coconut into a mixing bowl then add a couple of drops of green food coloring. Toss with a fork until evenly coated repeating until it reaches the intensity of color that you like. Sprinkle into the centers in place of frosting or in place of edible glitter.
Other Easter Desserts to Try
Holidays present with the unique opportunity of sharing seasonal treats to suit the occasion. Other Southern style Easter favorite recipes to try:
- Coconut Layer Cake is delightful any time of year, but especially so when served as an Easter dessert.
- Easter Egg Pretzel Bark requires no baking at all.
- Peanutty Popcorn Bunny Munchies makes a pretty addition to Easter baskets when placed into a cellophane bag and tied with a pretty pastel ribbon.
- 25 Irresistible Easter Treats collection has something for everyone.
- Easter Cupcakes from Noshing with the Nolands
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Easter Rice Krispies Treats
- 6 tablespoon butter
- 1 16 oz package mini marshmallows
- 8 cups rice krispies (level cups, not heaping)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 16 oz container ready made cream cheese or vanilla frosting
- ½ cup lemon curd (optional)
- green food coloring
- 1 10 oz package chocolate mini eggs
- edible green glitter or sprinkles optional
- Line a large sheet pan with parchment or wax paper. Have nearby a can of cooking spray.
- Melt butter in a large, deep heavy bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Add marshmallows. Cook over medium stirring to prevent sticking, until completely melted.
- Remove from heat, add vanilla. Mix well. Add rice krispies, stirring quickly to fully coat.
- Use a regular sized, 4 ounce ice cream scoop to divide. Spritz scoop with cooking spray. Spray hands also, and roll into balls. Place on pan. Repeat until all has been used.
- Use a shot glass, or similar to press and flatten the center of each ball. Let cool completely.
- In a mixing bowl, mix together frosting and lemon curd. Add green food coloring until desired color is reached. (If you're omitting lemon curd, the frosting can be colored and mixed in the can)
- Use a piping bag or the corner of a plastic storage bag with the tip cut off to pipe the frosting into the centers.
- Arrange eggs over "grass" then sprinkle with edible glitter.
- Store in an airtight container chilled for up to 1 week. Bring to room temperature for serving.
- If preferred, tint sweetened flaked coconut with green food coloring and use as edible grass to create a nest for the eggs.