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best recipe for Easter Rice Krispies Treats

Easter Rice Krispies Treats

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword rice-krispies-easter-baskets, ricre-krispies-treats
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 214kcal


  • 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. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 708IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 3mg