Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Rice Krispie Treats (and Fun Easter Egg Suprise Version)

I love rice krispie treats! I always use the recipe from the back of the box but they always say to use 6 cups of cereal and I never use that much. If you use about 5 cups of cereal to the big bag of marshmallows you can a much softer chewier treat!
So with Easter and Spring coming you have to make these little hidden suprise eggs with your kids. We filled ours with jelly beans since the original calls for m&ms. Here's both recipes just incase you don't know how to make the regular kind.

Rice Krispie Treats
Recipe adapted from Kelloggs

3 Tbsp dairy free margarine/butter, or butter
1 package (about 40) regular marshmallows or 4 cups mini
5 cups rice krispie cereal

In a large saucepan melt the margarine/butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Add the rice krispies cereal and stir until well coated. Using greased hands press firmly into a greased 9X13 pan and cool completely before cutting. You can add sprinkles ontop before they cool for a fun twist.

Hidden Suprise Easter Egg Treats
Recipe adapted from Kelloggs

1 batch Rice Krispie Treats above
12 plastic snap apart 3 x 2 or bigger easter eggs (I only had 3 which is fine, just takes longer)
bag of jelly beans or any dairy free candy
frosting, decorating gel or sprinkles, optional for outside

*My Notes*
 Because the treats are hot I went ahead and filled each half with the mixture and then once it was cooled a bit my kids got to form the hole in the center, pop them out and add the candy, etc. I found that if you take them out of the mold too early it will loose the egg shape, so let them cool a bit more on the wax paper before you take them out.

Make a batch of Rice Krispie treats as directed above.
Clean, then coat the inside of plastic eggs with cooking spray. Using greased hands, firmly press about 1/4 cup of the mixture into each plastic egg half. Use your fingers to make hollow center in each half. Remove from molds. Place on wax paper and cool slightly. Place jelly beans in one half of the egg and then gently press two halves of each egg together until they stick. Cool completley. If you want you can decorate the outside with frosting, decorating gel or more candy or sprinkles (the sprinkles will stick better if you do it while they are warm). Have fun!

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