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These colorful Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats are a fun and creative way to celebrate everyone’s favorite spring holiday. Easy to make, these chocolate dipped eggs are a tasty treat that’ll be a big hit with all your family and friends.
Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats
Easter is just around the corner and while we’re all about the Easter egg decorating ideas, we also love all the delicious Easter treats too. We’ve made everything from Easter Egg Brownies to a fun Bunny Butt Dessert Dip but these chocolate covered rice Krispie treats are a fun twist on the classic treat and always a favorite!
They’re the perfect colorful Easter treat for class parties, a teacher’s gift, or pretty much any springtime occasion. The combination of the crispy rice cereal and gooey marshmallows coated with milk chocolate makes these cute treats completely irresistible.
💖 Why We Love This Recipe
Marshmallow treats with a twist: We love this fun recipe because it takes two of our favorite treats, chocolate, and Rice Krispie treats, and combines them into one delicious dessert for Easter.
No bake treats: When preparing other dishes for your Easter dinner, it’s great to have an easy dessert you can make quickly and without having to tie up your oven. You can even make these treats ahead of time.
Cute idea for Easter baskets: Homemade sweet treats add such a special touch! Place a couple of these eggs in a cellophane bag and add them to your kids’ Easter basket along with colorful jelly beans, peeps and other sweet Easter candies.
- Mini marshmallows
- Rice Krispies cereal
- Milk or dark chocolate chips
- Candy melts in pastel colors
👩🏼🍳How to Make Easy Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats
Cover a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
Step 1. Melt butter over low heat in a large saucepan.
Step 2. Add marshmallows to the melted butter, stirring frequently until melted.
Step 3. Remove the gooey marshmallows from the heat and stir in the cereal.
To Make the Chocolate Eggs
Step 1. Use an Easter egg tray to form egg shapes with the Rice Krispie mixture, flattening the side facing up (you can find these trays for next to nothing at Walmart or any dollar store).
Note: If you don’t have a mold, you can use a deviled egg holder sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
Step 2. Melt chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring frequently until it’s nice and smooth.
Step 3. Dip the Rice Krispie eggs in chocolate and place on wax paper.
Step 4. Melt the colored candy melts, one color at a time in different bowls, and drizzle over eggs using icing bags or plastic bottles
Tip: You can also cut a small piece off the corner of a sandwich bag.
Step 5. Refrigerate until the chocolate hardens, approximately 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
For best results, store these at room temperature in an airtight container for up 3-4 days…if they last that long.
You sure can and it’s super easy to do. In microwave-safe bowl, heat butter and marshmallows on high for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth, then add the rice cereal and mix well.
Easter Rice Krispie Treats Tips and Tricks
- Trying to mold the eggs can be tricky since the melted marshmallow mixture will stick to your fingers. I’ve found that putting a little butter or nonstick cooking spray on my hands first seems to help.
- When drizzling chocolate, you can use a sandwich bag with the end snipped off. Or you can use these inexpensive plastic squeeze bottles. Melt the candy and pour it into the bottles using a small funnel (It’s best to have a few so that you don’t have to rinse them out in between colors). They worked perfectly for decorating these eggs and I use them all the time for other holiday treats too.
- If you want to make it easy, this Easter treat kit comes with the mold, candy melts, piping bags, and a bonus mold for making bunnies.
- You can add more color with Easter sprinkles or other types of candy decor, but they look pretty with just the drizzled candy too.
- If you can’t find the exact color of candy melts, you can buy vanilla or white ones and add gel food coloring. Yellow, pink, blue, and green food coloring are all fun colors for Easter.
Why Did My Recipe Krispie Treats Turn Out Hard?
Overcooking the marshmallow and butter mixture is the number one reason these treats turn out too hard. You want to cook the mixture just long enough for everything to look melted and gooey then remove it from the heat.
Another reason they may seem hard is you added too much cereal. Before the rice krispies treats are set up, they can seem a little loose and you may be tempted to add more cereal. Trust the ingredient list and add the recommended amount. As the mixture cools, it will firm up as it should.
There’s no right or wrong way to make these. I’ve made them multiple times and used different colors and even different chocolates. You can even experiment with fun serving ideas. I made this version a few years back and used green colored coconut for Easter grass.
There’s no wrong way to make these so feel free to get creative and have a little fun!
Want More Tasty Easter Treat Recipes?
- Easter Meringue Nests
- Easter Bunny Oreo Balls
- Easy Carrot Cake
- Easter Crack
- Easter Egg Fruit Pizza
- Bunny Butt Cookies
Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats
- Cover a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside
- Melt 1 1/2 tbsp butter over low heat1 1/2 tbsp. butter
- Add marshmallows, stirring frequently until melted2 cups mini marshmallows
- Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies3 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- Use Easter egg mold to form egg shapes, flattening the side facing up
- Melt chocolate in microwave, stirring frequently10 oz milk or dark chocolate chips
- Dip eggs in chocolate and place on wax paper
- Melt candy melts, one color at a time, and drizzle over eggs using piping bags or squeeze bottles (you can also cut a small piece off the corner of a sandwich bag)candy melts in pastel colors
- Refrigerate until chocolate hardens, approximately 30 minutes
- Be careful not to overcook the marshmallow and butter mixture or it could cause your treats to be too hard.
- If you don’t have a mold, you can use a deviled egg holder sprayed with nonstick cooking spray or even plastic Easter eggs. You could also use an egg shaped cookie cutter but treats just won’t be rounded on the top.