Easter dessert recipes are a wonderful invention. One of the best parts about them is that they are so easy, simple, and hard to mess up that the kids can be a part of almost 100% of the process. Another great thing about them is you can make them work for just about any holiday. They’re also good with just about anything mixed in – peanut butter, marshmallows, chocolate chips, sprinkles, holiday candies… Let the creativity roll! Have the kids make some suggestions as well – they might have some great and delicious ideas!
Here are a few Rice Krispie Treat tricks you can use for a special, low stress, fun dessert for the kids!
The Basic Rice Krispie Treat Recipe
- 6 cups of Rice Krispie Treats
- 1/2 stick of butter (1/4 cup)
- 7 cups of mini-marshmallows
Melt butter in a large saucepan. Once melted, add in mini-marshmallows. Stir on med- low heat until marshmallows are completely melted. Turn off the heat. Stir in Rice Krispies until combined. Add in mix-ins if desired. Press into a 9×13 baking pan, or into molds/shape of your choice. Allow to cool fully before cutting.
Rice Krispie Eggs
Easter dessert recipe with Rice Krispie Treats madw with the recipe above (or recipe of your choice. After mixing the ingredients, have the kids help you mold the treats into egg shapes. Freeze overnight, and have the kids help decorate them the next day!
Here is a video from Simply Bakings demonstrating another way to make Easter Egg shaped treats:
Cut your recipe in half, using about 3 cups of Rice Krispies for nests.
You want this recipe to have a slightly higher marshmallow content. You will also need cupcake liners, which will hold your ‘nests’. Once you have made your mix, add in a ½ cup of chocolate chips. Remove from the heat. Coat your hands lightly with cooking spray. Form balls of the mixture into nest shapes, and put into the cupcake liners. You can dye some coconut shavings green as ‘grass’, or use icing to decorate. Use JellyBeans or egg candies as eggs for your nest. These also look adorable if you place a Peep in the nest!
If you have very little kiddos helping in the kitchen, you can put the cupcake liners in a muffin tin. This can make the shaping process a little easier!
You can also try Halloween Spooky Frankenstein Rice Krispie Treats.