These Rice Krispies Easter Eggs are one of my favorite Rice Krispie Treats variations – so cute and colorful! These Easter treats are a nice change of pace from the “boring” plain Rice Krispies Treats recipe. Ready to learn how to make this super fun Easter recipe?!
Rice Krispies Treats Variations
Confession: I LOVE making fun Rice Krispies treats variations. The plain Rice Krispies treats recipe is kind of boring, but you can do so much with them to make them unique and memorable.
My go-to Rice Krispies treats recipe is Rainbow Rice Krispies Treats — they have a bunch of rainbow sprinkles on them and I usually add in some food coloring to make them a cool color, like purple. (The little ones were obsessed with them when I made them purple!)
Oh, and then there are my Watermelon Rice Krispies Treats; so adorable and they really look like a slice of watermelon!
I also like to play around with the shapes of Rice Krispies, which led me to make Rice Krispies Apple Treats. They’re awesome for birthdays, teacher gifts, and anytime you want to give the kids a special treat.
But enough about those Rice Krispies treats variations… you’re here to learn how to make Rice Krispies Easter Eggs!
How to Make Rice Krispies Easter Eggs
When you make these Easter Rice Krispies Treats, you’ll actually make three batches of Rice Krispies Treats: one dyed red, one dyed yellow, and the third dyed purple. You then assemble the Rice Krispies Easter eggs using the three different colors
These Rice Krispies Easter eggs are so fun to make. My kids love, love, LOVE making Rice Krispies Treats, and I’m more than happy to oblige when they want to make them because:
- It doesn’t heat up the house to make Rice Krispies treats, and
- Rice Krispies treats don’t require messing with the oven!
So, I came up with this great idea for Rice Krispies Easter Eggs and they were a HUGE hit. Try them in your household this Easter season (or any time of the year, really)!
How to Make Easter Rice Krispies Treats Step by Step
Important Note: You will be making this recipe in separate batches, so make sure you prepare three different bowls, one for each color. Each batch will require 1 tbsp butter, 1.5 cups mini marshmallows, and 1.5 cups rice cereal, plus one of the food coloring gels.
Step #1: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Step #2: In a small pot on medium heat, melt butter and marshmallows together.
Step #3: Once melted, pour the mixture into a bowl. Add food coloring (one color only) and mix. Don’t add too much food coloring! You want your shades to be more on the pastel side.
Step #4: Add rice cereal and fold until cereal is well-coated with the marshmallow mixture.
Step #5: Repeat steps 2-4 for the two other colors.
Step #6: Grab about 1-2 tbsp of each colored cereal treat mixture in your hand and form into an egg shape (feel free to mix the colors – that’s the fun in it!).
Step #7: Place on lined baking sheet. Allow the treats to cool completely before serving.
Two Things to Know About Rice Krispies Easter Eggs
- They make a GREAT Easter project! Kids will love making these.
- The recipe can be easily increased if you have a lot of little hands that want to help make Rice Krispies eggs!
Enjoy! This is such a fun treat for kids… and adults too, to be honest. 😉
Other Easy Easter Recipes You May Enjoy:
- Easter Popcorn (Fun Popcorn Recipe)
- Rice Krispies Cupcakes + Video
- Easter Bunny Cake
- Chocolate Easter Cupcakes with Frosted Carrots
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Easter Eggs
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Rice Krispies Easter Eggs
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 4.5 cups mini marshmallows
- 4.5 cups rice cereal
- Red gel food coloring
- Yellow gel food coloring
- Purple gel food coloring
- You will be making this recipe in separate batches so make sure you prepare three different bowls for each color. Each batch will require 1 tbsp butter, 1.5 cups mini marshmallows, and 1.5 cups rice cereal, plus one of the food coloring gels.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a small pot on medium heat, melt butter and marshmallows together.
- Once melted, pour into a bowl. Add food coloring and mix (don’t add too much food coloring! You want your shades to be more on the pastel side).
- Add rice cereal and fold until cereal is well-coated with the marshmallow mixture.
- Repeat steps for 2 other colors.
- Grab about 1-2 tbsp of each colored cereal treat mixture in your hand and form into an egg shape (feel free to mix the colors – that’s the fun in it!). Place on lined baking sheet. Allow to cool completely before serving.