Thursday, March 18, 2021

Easter Rice Krispies Treats

Easter Rice Krispies Treats are a delicious combination between your favorite Dirt Cake and krispies desserts! Try these cute Easter treats today.

There are so many no bake desserts you can make that I never run out of new ideas to try. Have you tried these no bake avalanche cookies yet?

Bunny Bait Funfetti Popcorn is a fun and festive recipe that comes together in 15 minutes. It is perfect for Easter and the kids are going to love it! And the adults too.

The rice krispies treat recipe is a wonderful starting point for lots of different desserts. You can easily change up the appearance and the taste based on what types of things you add to them.

Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

These adorable Easter Rice Krispies Treats are made with Cocoa Pebbles to give them a fun springtime theme that's similar to Easter Dirt Cake.<

They are then topped with crushed Oreos and sprinkles. And, finally, you will add Peeps and eggs to the top.

You can make this easy no bake dessert with the kids and serve them at your Easter party or dinner.

Rice Krispies Ingredients

What do I need to make Easter Rice Krispies Treats?

melted marshmallows and cereal

Frequently asked questions

 Can I use another cereal in place of the cocoa pebbles?

Yes, I choose a chocolate cereal to look like the dirt, but you can change it to your taste.

These seem very messy. Is there anything I can do to reduce the mess when eating?

You can skip the Oreos then the sprinkles will stick to the marshmallows and reduce the mess. I include that oreo layer because it's traditional with a classic dirt cake.

If you would like to keep that oreo flavor but loss some of the mess, you can reduce cocoa pebbles to 5 ½ cups and stir in ½ cup of crushed Oreos when you add in the cereal.

Where do I find grass sprinkle blends?

You can find them at most craft stores and grocery stores during Easter time, or you can get them right here on Amazon.

How do you cut them because they keep sticking to my knife?

If you take a nonstick pan spray and spray the knife, it will make it so it doesn't stick.

How do I store Easter Rice Krispies Treats?

You can store this no bake dessert for up to two days at room temperature in an airtight container. Don't store it longer than that or the treats will become very yard.

It's best to use these up within 2 days of making them. This doesn't store well for long-term storage. And, it's not suitable for freezing.

Cereal mixture in the pot

What type of Marshmallow Peeps should I use?

The color and type of Peeps that you use is entirely up to you. You can use any color at all. And, you can choose Easter Chicks or Bunnys depending on your mood and the theme you want to create.

You could also make this for a different holiday and use another color and theme marshmallow Peep. This could be a festive dessert for many occasions.

More Rice Krispies Treats Recipes

If you would like to try a few more Rice Krispies Treats recipes, here are two of my favorites.

Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats are a buttery, sweet and salty version of the classic crispy treat. You’ll love this no bake dessert recipe!

Hot cocoa krispies treats have marshmallows and melted chocolate on top for an extra decadent dessert. Make this recipe in just 20 minutes!

Ooey gooey marshmallow pull with Easter Rice Krispies Treats

More cute desserts

There are so many cute desserts for Easter that I wanted to share a few more you might want to try.

Cadbury Egg Inspired Easter Trifle is the ultimate Easter dessert. A simple 5-ingredient recipe that is ready in just 10 minutes, it doesn't get much better than that!

Easter Pinwheel Cookies are soft and chewy sugar cookies with a festive Easter spin. They're incredibly easy to make. This simple recipe will have you enjoying these tasty treats in no time. It is so easy you can use your favorite recipe or mine. Even store-bought dough will work in a pinch.

White Chocolate Easter Crockpot Candy Clusters are a simple, impressive 3-ingredient homemade Easter dessert recipe that everyone will be raving about! An easy crockpot dessert recipe that you layer in the slow cooker, stir, and scoop. It is so easy it almost makes itself

Enjoy!

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Whole pan of Easter Rice Krispies Treats



Yield: 12
Author: Donna Elick
Easter Rice Krispies Treats

Easter Rice Krispies Treats

Easter Rice Krispies treats are a tasty way to enjoy your favorite crisp rice cereal with an Easter twist. Try these cute Easter treats today.
Prep time: 5 Min Inactive Time: 1 Hour Cook time: 5 MinTotal time: 1 Hour 10 Min

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups Cocoa Pebbles cereal
  • 15 Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 5 ounces grass shaped sprinkle blend
  • 8 Peeps
  • 1/2 cup mini-Cadbury eggs

Instructions

  1. Spray a 9x13 inch pan with a nonstick spray. You can place a sheet of parchment paper inside the pan to help you remove the finished treats from the pan.
  2. In a large pot, melt your butter and marshmallows over medium heat, making sure you are stirring to prevent the marshmallows from burning.
  3. Stir in the vanilla extract, then the cereal until well combined. Place the mixture into the 9x13 pan. Using a greased rubber spatula, gently press the mixture into an even layer in the pan. If you press to hard they will be hard and no one wants that!
  4. Top the cereal with the crushed Oreos making sure to press them into the cereal.
  5. Scatter the sprinkles over the top of the Oreos and gently press them down.
  6. Place a toothpick into the bottoms of the peeps and stick them into the cereal. Sprinkle the eggs over the top.
  7. Allow to sit at room temperature for 1 hour before serving.
DONNA'S NOTES
  1. Can I use another cereal in place of the cocoa pebbles? Yes, I choose a chocolate cereal to look like the dirt, but you can change it to your taste.
  2. These seem very messy. Is there anything I can do to reduce the mess when eating? You can skip the Oreos then the sprinkles will stick to the marshmallows and reduce the mess. I include that oreo layer because it's traditional with a classic dirt cake. If you would like to keep that oreo flavor but loss some of the mess, you can reduce cocoa pebbles to 5 1/2 cups and stir in 1/2 cup of crushed Oreos when you add in the cereal.
  3. Where do I find grass sprinkle blends? You can find them at more craft stores and grocery stores during easter time, or you can get them right here on amazon
  4. How do you cut them because they keep sticking to my knife? If you take a nonstick pan spray and spray the knife, it will make it so it doesn't stick.


Easter Rice Krispies Treats with peeps on top

Originally published March 2021

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