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Easter eggs made out of rice krispie treats and filled with M&M's placed in a clear bowl with green easter grass and candy

Easter Treats

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!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Rice Krispie Treats, Easy Easter dessert recipe, Easter egg recipe
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 large eggs
Author Jeannie Z

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 10 ounce bag marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispiescereal
  • 1 tablespoon butter (to butter inside of plastic egg and your hands to prevent sticking)
  • Plastic Easter egg (one egg per person is all that is needed)
  • M&M’s

Instructions

  1. Spread some slightly softened butter inside the plastic egg. Set aside.

  2. Melt butter in a large pot on low heat on stovetop. Once butter is melted, add the marshmallows. Stir often until marshmallows are melted and combined with the butter.
  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Store in an airtight container. They are best eaten within two days of making them.

Recipe Notes

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