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Easter Rice Krispie Treats

Homemade Easter Rice Krispie Treats are cute as a button! The perfect kitchen project to do with kids, these treats are colorful, tasty and so easy.

Wire rack with rice krispie treats cut into rectangles with a popsicle stick. Topped with melted white chocolate, purple and pink sprinkles, and marshmallow Peeps.

My love for Rice Krispie Treats is well documented by now. Even now, as a grown woman, I’d choose a Rice Krispy Treat over just about any other dessert if given the opportunity.

I’ve got a sticky marshmallow treat for every occasion from Halloween Spider Rice Krispie Treats and Turkey Rice Krispie Treats to Gingerbread Rice Krispie Treats. These Easter Rice Krispie Treats are the latest in the line up!

With a little melted white chocolate and a few colorful Marshmallow peeps, plain Rice Krispie Treats are transformed into adorable springtime delights. If you’re looking for an out of the ordinary snack for a school party or a kid-friendly Easter Sunday dessert, this is it.

They’re hardly any more effort than making regular rice krispies AND you can make them even easier by using the packaged rice krispie treats as a base.

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Marshmallow Peeps

Peeps can be a divisive Easter candy, I know. It seems you either love them or hate them. Even if you’re not the biggest fan of them on their own, on top of a Rice Krispie Treat they are PERFECT!

The soft fluffy peep tastes good with the crunch of the rice cereal underneath it. And I love the extra marshmallow flavor.

The real appeal of these homemade Easter desserts is their appearance: bright colors and adorable bunny shapes are hard to resist this time of year.

I also love how east it is for kids to help out making these. When the kids are off for spring break, you can entertain them with this recipe project. . .and have a delicious snack to share at the end.

Rice Krispie Treat on a stick with melted white chocolate, pink sanding sugar, and a purple bunny Peep.

How to Make this Easter dessert

Here’s what you need:

STEP 1. Make the Rice Krispie Treats

If you’re using homemade treats, let them set fully in the pan before you proceed to the next step. You can also use packaged treats here. Unwrap the individual treats and set aside.

STEP 2. Melt the white chocolate

Place the chocolate wafers in a glass bowl and microwave according the the package directions.

STEP 3. Dunk!

This is the fun part. Dunk one side of each rice krispie treat in the melted white chocolate (spreading evenly with an offset spatula if needed) and sprinkled with colored sanding sugar (or any pastel sprinkles) immediately. Place on parchment paper.

STEP 4. Add the Peeps

Attach one bunny PEEP to each treat with another dollop of melted white chocolate. Place back on the parchment paper and let sit until the chocolate is set. Enjoy

Variation: Treats on a Stick

When I made these, I used lollipop sticks for dunking the treats and serving. They look so pretty and festive arranged in a bouquet shape or lined up on a platter, plus kids love eating them this way.

To make these with lollipop sticks insert the sticks into the treats after cutting them into squares. Dip the end of each stick into a dab of melted white chocolate to help the sticks stay in place.

Notes for Easter Treats

  • I use the bunny shaped peeps for this recipe. The chick shaped ones are a little too wide for this method. To make these for another holiday, you could sub other shapes like hearts for Valentine’s Day or Snowmen for winter!
  • To keep the melted chocolate mess minimal, use a spoon or fork to scrape the excess chocolate off of each treat after dunking.
  • These treats should be stored tightly covered at room temperature to keep the peeps from drying out. They’re best eaten within a couple of days after making.
  • Get creative. Use a variety of colored peeps and sprinkles or pick your favorite! Kids love mixing and matching different color combos on these treats.
  • Ghirardelli White chocolate melting wafers make the melted chocolate smooth and easy to work with. If you can’t find them, substituting white chocolate chips or a white chocolate bar (broken into pieces before melting).
Bowl of marshmallow Peeps and one rice krispie treat on a stick with purple sugar and a pink bunny PEEP.

Easter Dessert Recipes

I’m so excited for all the delicious and fun treats I have on my list for this year’s spring potlucks and Easter basket treats.

This Easter Flower Candy Recipe is one of my all time favorites. I also enjoy whipping up a batch of two of Copy Cat Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs every year!

Looking for more Rice Krispie Recipes?

You’ve come to the right place. There are so many sweet ways to put a new spin on these classic childhood treats! Here are a few more of my favorites:

When it comes to desserts made with marshmallows and puffed rice cereal, no one’s a bigger expert than this girl!

Yield: 10 servings

Easter Rice Krispie Treats

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Put a colorful and tasty twist on an old classic with these Rice Krispie Treats this Easter!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Start by making a batch of rice krispie treats. (or use 10 store bought krispie treats, unwrapped).
  2. After letting the krispie treats set, remove from pan by lifting by the parchment paper. Place on a cutting board and cut in half horizontally, then cut rectangles to make 10 large treats. 
  3. Melt white chocolate in a glass bowl in microwave according to package directions. I use Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers for best results.
  4. Dunk one side of each rice krispie treat in the melted white chocolate (spreading evenly with an offset spatula if needed) and sprinkled with colored sanding sugar (or any pastel sprinkles) immediately. Place on parchment paper.
  5. Attach one bunny PEEP to each with a dollop of melted white chocolate. Set and enjoy.

Notes

  • If putting on lollipop sticks, insert the sticks after cutting each krispie treat rectangle. To keep the stick in place, first dip the tip into melted white chocolate, then insert.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 347Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 45mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 3gSugar: 34gProtein: 3g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

Put a colorful and tasty twist on an old classic with these Rice Krispie Treats this Easter!

Aimee

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Posted on March 6, 2020

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