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Easter Krispie Treats

An Easter twist on a classic finger food dessert.

Easter Marshmallow Krispie Treats

Krispie treats are so fun and colorful.

Not to mention that they’re also super easy and quick to make.

Here’s a festive idea for krispie treats with an Easter twist using malted milk mini eggs and green-colored coconut as a topping.

I just love the mini malted milk Robin eggs that are available in the stores for the Easter holiday.

They’re so cute and of course they taste really good.

At the same time when I was thinking about what kind of Easter treat I could make out of krispie treats, I was also trying to think of what cute treats I could make out of the mini Robin candy eggs I had just bought.

So the combination of the two worked out great.

I especially love how quick and easy it is to make edible Easter grass out of shredded coconut and green food coloring.

In this recipe, any pastel color would look good as the shredded coconut grass.

Pink, light purple, or light blue would be really cute, or a combination of those colors would be fun too.

Here are more Easter recipes you may like “Jelly Bean Cupcakes“, “Bunny Bottom Dirt Cup Desserts” and “Cherry, Pineapple and Mandarin Orange Ambrosia“.

So here’s to fun, colorful, and easy-to-make treats for Easter or anytime.

Let’s check out the ingredients for these colorful krispies.

Easter Marshmallow Krispie Treats ingredients

Puffed rice cereal, butter, mini marshmallows, shredded sweetened coconut, green food coloring, and mini malted milk candy Robin eggs

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

For the Topping:

Coconut and Food Coloring with Bowl

In a small bowl,

Add shredded coconut in bowl

add the shredded coconut and…

Add food coloring in coconut

…green food coloring.

Stir food coloring with coconut in bowl

Next,

Green food coloring in coconut

stir together until the pieces of coconut are covered in green.  Set aside.

For the Krispies:

Add puffed rice in mixing bowl

In a large bowl, add the puffed rice and set aside.

Grease baking dish with butter

Lightly coat a large casserole dish with butter or non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

Cubes of butter in mixing bowl

In a large microwavable bowl, add the butter…

Add marshmallows in mixing bowl

…and marshmallows.

Put the bowl in the microwave and cook for 1 minute.

Stir, and if needed put back in the microwave for another 45 seconds or until the marshmallows and butter are melted.

Melted marshmallows in bowl

Stir until smooth.

Add puffed rice to marshmallow in bowl

Add the cereal…

Stir puffed rice with marshmallow in bowl

…and gently stir together.

Add Marshmallow Krispie Treats in dish

Next,

Flatten marshmallow krispie treats in dish

add the cereal mixture to the casserole dish.

Smooth marshmallow krispie treats in dish

Use a buttered spatula, wax paper, or add water to your hands to gently press the mixture evenly into the dish.

For the Assembly:

Add green coconut to krispie treats

Quickly, while the marshmallow is still sticky, sprinkle the green coconut on top and lightly press it down onto the cereal.

Decorated Easter Marshmallow Krispie Treats

On top of the “green grass”, lay out the candy eggs in random places and push them down slightly into the cereal mixture.

While placing the candy eggs on top, try to leave small linear areas clear from the eggs so that the krispies can be cut into squares.

Easter Marshmallow Krispie Treats

Let cool and cut into squares.

TIP – If transferring the Krispie squares to a serving plate, do a quick test to make sure that they won’t stick to the plate. If they do stick, set the squares on a parchment paper-lined plate or serving dish.  

Easter Marshmallow Krispie Treats

…then enjoy.

Easter Marshmallow Krispie Treats

Thank you so much for stopping by!

More Dessert Recipes You May Like:

Captain Crunch and Froot Loops Marshmallow Krispie Treats

Captain Crunch and Pretzel Marshmallow Krispie Treats

Popcorn and Caramel Chocolate Candy Cones

Girl Scout Cookie Pops

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Easter Rice Krispie Treats

Easter Marshmallow Krispie Treats

An Easter twist on a classic finger food dessert.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
(Inactive time for cooling the Krispie Treats): 1 hour
Total Time: 18 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Krispie Treats
Servings: 12 (Yields about 12)

Ingredients

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 10 drops green food coloring
  • 1/2 cup mini Whopper malted milk candy Robin eggs

For the Krispie Treats:

  • 6 cups puffed rice cereal
  • 3 tablespoons softened butter for the krispie treats
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 2 teaspoons softened butter or non-stick cooking spray (to grease casserole dish or pan)
  • Casserole dish or baking pan 12 x 9 x 2 inch

Instructions

For the Topping:

  • In a small bowl, add the shredded coconut and the green food coloring.  stir together until the pieces of coconut are covered in green.  Set aside.

For the Krispie Treats:

  • Lightly coat the inside of a casserole dish or pan with butter or non-stick cooking spray on the bottom and sides.  Set aside. 
  • In a large bowl add the cereal and set aside. 
  • In a large size microwavable bowl, add the butter and marshmallows. Heat the marshmallows and butter in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir and put back in the microwave if needed for another 45 seconds or until the marshmallows and butter are melted. Stir together until smooth. 
  • Add the marshmallow mixture to the bowl of cereal and gently stir all ingredients together until the cereal is coated.
  • Transfer the marshmallow and cereal mixture into the greased casserole dish or pan.
  • Use a buttered spatula, wax paper, or add water to your hands to gently press the mixture evenly into the dish. 

For the Assembly:

  • Quickly, while the marshmallow is still sticky, sprinkle the green coconut on top and lightly press it down onto the cereal.
  • On top of the "green grass", lay out the candy eggs in random places and push them down slightly into the cereal mixture.  While placing the candy eggs on top, try to leave small linear areas clear from the eggs so that the krispies can be cut into squares.
  • Let cool, cut into squares and serve.  
  • If transferring the Krispie squares to a serving plate, do a quick test to make sure that they won't stick to the plate. If they do stick, set the squares on a parchment paper-lined plate or serving dish.  

Notes

TIP:

  1. If transferring the Krispie squares to a serving plate, do a quick test to make sure that they won't stick to the plate. If they do stick, set the squares on a parchment paper-lined plate or serving dish.  
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The recipe was originally posted on March 26, 2015.

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