Rice Krispies Easter Egg Treats

This may sound crazy to you, but I have never made Rice Krispies treats until now! My parents were health nuts long before it was popular. To give you an idea, I had my first chocolate bar when I was nine; it was so rich, I almost threw up afterwards. We rarely had salt or sugar in the house. I think the only times we did were when Mom was making something special for guests or a church potluck. We definitely never made Rice Krispies.

I wanted to make a special Easter-themed treat for Baby J, but baking with my oven is hit or miss. It had to be something no-bake, and eventually these Rice Krispies Easter Egg Treats crossed my mind. They are very easy and quick to make.

Rice Krispies Easter Egg Treats- My Life: A Work in Progress

What you need:

  • 4 cups of mini marshmallows
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 5 cups of Rice Krispies cereal
  • Empty plastic Easter eggs (washed and dried beforehand, since you never know where they’ve been!)*
  • White chocolate (optional)
  • Sprinkles (optional)

*I used large plastic eggs (I don’t have exact measurements, sorry), and the mixture filled up 10 of them.

Rice Krispies Easter Egg Treats- My Life: A Work in Progress


Place a large pot on the stove, with the burner at low heat. Melt the butter, then add the marshmallows in, stirring occasionally. Once the mixture is thoroughly melted and blended, turn off the burner and add the cereal. Stir.

Rice Krispies Easter Egg Treats- My Life: A Work in Progress

 Rice Krispies Easter Egg Treats- My Life: A Work in Progress

When the mixture has cooled enough for you to touch, grease the inside of a plastic egg with butter or oil. Stuff each side of the plastic egg with the Rice Krispies mixture; let the mixture overflow slightly. Then press the sides of the plastic egg firmly together, until it’s sealed. Let the plastic egg sit on a cookie sheet or the counter for about 30 seconds.

 Rice Krispies Easter Egg Treats- My Life: A Work in Progress

Rice Krispies Easter Egg Treats- My Life: A Work in Progress

 Rice Krispies Easter Egg Treats- My Life: A Work in Progress

To remove the treat from the plastic egg, press your thumbs at the center of the egg, one on each side of the seam, and press gently until the egg pops open slightly. Then you can carefully pry the egg open all the way with your thumbnail or a fork prong.

Rice Krispies Easter Egg Treats- My Life: A Work in Progress

If at any point your mixture starts becoming too hard for the egg-shape to form, you’ll need to melt your mixture slightly on the stove top again. So work quickly! My mother in law and I were forming these as quickly as possible; many hands and small batches are best for this treat.

Rice Krispies Easter Egg Treats- My Life: A Work in Progress


These are cute just as egg-shaped Rice Krispies treats, but this is how I decorated mine:

I melted a block of white chocolate in the microwave at 50 percent power (30 seconds at a time). After dipping an egg in the melted white chocolate, I sprinkled Spring-themed cupcake sprinkles over top. Then I placed the finished and decorated Rice Krispies Easter Egg Treats, one by one, into an empty egg carton with the decorated side up. The carton then went in the fridge. After the chocolate was firm, the treats were ready to eat!

Other Decorating Suggestions:

  1. Mix crushed, small Easter-themed candies in with your Rice Krispies mixture, before you form the eggs.
  2. Use cookie icing to draw fun designs on your eggs.
  3. These eggs would also taste delicious dipped in melted milk chocolate.
  4. Or, dip the eggs in white chocolate that has been dyed with food coloring into pastel colors.
What yummy treats have you had lately? Do you have a favorite way to “dress-up” Rice Krispies treats and make them extra special?

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Pretzel ROLO Hearts #ValentinesDay #KidFriendly

These pretzel ROLO hearts are fun and easy to make…so easy, that your kids can help! Each “heart” is made from a pretzel, ROLO chocolate, frosting, and sprinkles. Toddlers can help by placing the chocolates on top the pretzels. Older children can add the frosting, and everyone can enjoy sprinkling their creations with Valentine’s Day colors.


  • parchment paper
  • heart shaped pretzels*
  • frosting
  • sprinkles (red or pink)
  • ROLO chocolate

*I used mini pretzels by Snyder’s of Hanover. These pretzels are more heart shaped than other brands, and they also are thick, so they hold onto their shape even when the chocolate melts.

Turn the oven to 350 degrees. Cut and place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

Arrange your pretzels on top of the sheet and parchment paper. How many pretzels you need depends on how many ROLOs you buy.

Next, place one ROLO on the center of each pretzel. When your oven is heated, put the pretzels in for about 5 minutes.

You want the ROLOs to melt. If they melt too much, and the caramel starts to spread out away from the pretzel (like in the photo below), that’s fine. Just wait for the hearts to cool; then you can break the caramel parts off, leaving your hearts intact.

Once your hearts are out of the oven, wait for them to cool. The melted ROLOs will have a circular indentation in the top. Fill these with your frosting. I used a cream cheese cookie icing that came in a squeeze pouch.

Before your frosting hardens, sprinkle your sprinkles over top.

And you’re done! Just wait a few minutes before eating, to make sure that the chocolate and frosting have completely hardened.

What are some of your favorite kid-friendly Valentine’s Day treats?
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