It’s not unusual for me to realize at the last minute that yet again I’ve forgotten to get the Easter eggs for the Easter egg hunt or treats for Sunday morning. These cute little Easter egg treats are fast, easy, and are a great emergency response to last minute requests for treats from our kids!
Rice Krispy Easter Eggs
You need four things for these last-minute treats: plastic eggs, marshmallows, butter, and Rice Krispies.
Start by making regular rice krispy treats. You can follow a recipe if you have a favorite. Today, howevver, since I was in a hurry, I just used what I had:
- a stick of butter
- a large bag of marshmallows (I counted them and came up with 65. This is actually about 1.5 times the regular recipe that calls for 40 large marshmallows)
- a box of store brand rice krispies
- a bag of empty plastic Easter eggs
Again, feel free to use an actual recipe if you’re more comfortable with that. I melted the stick of butter and marshmallows in a large pot. Once they were completely melted, I poured the Rice Krispies into a large bowl and dumped the marshmallow mixture on them. I stirred them until they were completely coated and sticky.
Then, for the fun part, I recruited friends and family to help me stuff eggs. Everyone was eager to participate and immediately started sneaking the gooey rice krispy treat mixture whenever I looked the other way.
The roughly doubled recipe filled all the eggs and my helpers quickly dispatched the rest of the sticky sweet goodness.
As the rice krispy mixture cools, it stays in the shape of the egg.
One word of caution: most plastic eggs aren’t moisture-proof so don’t let them spend too much time nestled out in the dewey grass.