Easter Rice Krispie Treats
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Easter Krispie Treats

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

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.