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How To Make Colorful Rice Krispies Treat Easter Eggs

You'll want to hide these Easter eggs where only you can find them!

If you’re looking for the most adorably colorful and festive Easter treats to make for the kiddos, or just the young at heart, look no further. We just discovered these Rice Krispies Treat Easter eggs from Passion Savings, and they are SO easy to make.

Kids will love joining in the fun and making these simple treats with you. Of course, the core ingredients are the same as traditional Rice Krispies Treats: Rice Krispies, butter and marshmallows. But then you add some food coloring and plastic eggs to the mix, and Easter fun is made.

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Just start making the eggs the way you would regular Rice Krispies treats, then separate the mixture into various bowls, depending on how many different colors you’d like to create. Warning: These will be so popular in your house that you’ll want to make a double batch. Actually, a triple batch. Trust us.

For a slightly different take, you can check out this recipe from Two Sisters Crafting. To make them, all you have to do is make a three-cup batch of Rice Krispie Treat mixture. The recipe notes to make sure to add food coloring before you add the Rice Krispie cereal. Then cover your hands in a small amount of butter, grab a handful of the Rice Krispie Treat mixture and use your hands to form the Easter eggs.

Two Sisters Crafting

If you don’t want to use your hands to shape the various colorful creations, you can also use the regular plastic Easter eggs as little molds. Check out an example from Instagram user @grokgrace below:

Are you more of a learn-by-doing type of person? No problem! You can watch a how-to video here:

Kellogg’s Rice Krispies offers a similar recipe on their website. They call their version Easter Egg Dipper Treats, and they’re basically egg-shaped Rice Krispies treats dipped in chocolate and sprinkles. Yum.

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Kellogg’s

Kellogg’s also has a fun recipe wherein you hide candy inside: Hidden Surprise Easter Egg Treats. See the candy concealed inside? Kids will LOVE this one!

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Kellogg's

To make these, simply make a mixture of melted marshmallows and Rice Krispies cereal. Then use greased hands mold about 1/4 cup of the mixture into a half of each plastic egg. You can use your fingers to hollow out the center in each half. Once you have a hollowed out shape, remove from the molds and place on wax paper.

Allow to slightly cool before placing a handful of candies in one half of each egg. Gently press two halves of each egg until they stick together. This time, allow the eggs to cool completely before decorating with frosting and additional candies as desired.

The recipe suggests that these are best if served the same day. If you’re making them in advance, make sure you store the treats for no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container.

For more help, check out a video from the Rice Krispies’ YouTube channel:

As you can see, the end result is pretty adorable. But no matter which Rice Krispies Treats method you use to make these sugary-sweet Easter eggs, one thing’s for sure: This Easter dessert is a guaranteed winner.

If all this dessert-making puts you in the mood for more Easter fun, don’t worry — we have more ideas. Why not skip the same old store-bought Peeps and try making your own instead?

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You can make your own colored sugar coating out of sugar and yellow gel. You can also whip up some homemade marshmallows using powder gelatin, sugar, vanilla and black gel food dye.

Then, follow these step-by-step instructions from Ashlee Marie Cakes’ YouTube channel:

You can also make this delicious and tasty peep s’mores dessert in a skillet.

And once the big day arrives, how about hosting your own Easter egg hunt?!

Happy Easter!