Rice Krispie treats shaped into Easter eggs make an easy and favorite dessert. With the addition of M&M's inside of each egg, you won't be able to stop at just one!
Spread some slightly softened butter inside the plastic egg. Set aside.
Gradually pour in the Rice Krispie cereal. Stir with a spatula or large spoon until all ingredients are mixed together and the cereal is well coated with the marshmallow and butter mixture.
Place a small amount of the Rice Krispie inside each part of the egg. Gently press the Rice Krispie mixture against the sides of the egg so there is a little area to place the candy.
Place 3-5 M&M’s in each side of the egg and close up the egg. Open up the plastic egg and remove the Easter Treat egg. Start again until you are out of the Rice Krispie treat mixture.
You will only need one plastic egg to make these. If you have helpers to make them then you will need one plastic egg per person.
We use the larger eggs to make this recipe and get about 12 Easter Treat eggs. I would suggest using the larger plastic eggs so you can fill them with more candy inside.
Wash the plastic eggs with warm water and soap before using them for this recipe. Or place them in the dishwasher if they are dishwasher safe. Make sure they are fully dry before making the Easter Treats.
Make sure to use low heat when melting the butter and marshmallow to ensure a soft Rice Krispie treat.
Make sure you butter the inside of the plastic egg before before putting the Rice Krispie treat mixture in them. This will prevent the mixture from sticking to the plastic egg.
A little tip for working with Rice Krispie mixture... spread a little softened butter on your hands to prevent the Rice Krispies mixture from sticking to your fingers.
They are best eaten within the first day or two. If they become a little hard, heat them in the microwave for 10 seconds to soften them up.
Adapted from Rice Krispies