Crispy Rice Easter Egg Treats

Last week we made edible play dough out of a favorite Easter candy which got me to thinking that they could be a fun substitution for crispy rice treats!

One of our very favorite sponsors is back with us today with the basic recipe I am adapting.  It is Imperial Sugaryum!  You can find all sorts of Easter crafts and Easter recipes in their Kids Kitchen area.

Easter Crispy Rice Treats - Kids Activities Blog

 

Make Easter Crispy Rice Treats

I love how this idea could start with pre-made crispy rice treats, but we thought it would be fun to make our own using marshmallow chicks and bunnies in colors of yellow, pink and purple.

PEEPS Crispy Rice Treats with Royal Icing

We started with the Easter Treats recipe over at Imperial Sugar and instead of using regular Rice Krispie treats, we made our own using PEEPS.

We found this was the best combination to try:

  • 9 Marshmallow Chicks or bunnies
  • 1 Tablespoon of melted butter
  • 1 cup of Crispy Rice Cereal

The first step was to place the marshmallow candy pieces into the microwave for 25-30 seconds to melt them.

Melting PEEPS in the microwave - Kids Activities Blog

 

The little pink bunnies get all puffy and a bit disfigured.

I added the melted butter and then stirred it until it was just a smooth pink melted marshmallow concoction.  If it was still a bit lumpy, they went back into the microwave for a few puffing seconds.

Add the cereal and spread onto a greased cookie sheet or piece of tin foil.  Our egg-shaped cookie cutter isn’t very deep, so I needed to make sure that our cooled crispy layer wasn’t too deep to be cut.

Once it hardened a bit, the kids cut out the egg shapes with the cookie cutter.  If you don’t wait too long, you can even re-from some of the outside bits into another egg shape.  We were able to make 4 complete eggs with one recipe outlined above.

We repeated with yellow chicks and purple bunnies which gave us a dozen rice crispy treats in 3 colors ready for icing.

Make Royal Icing

Royal icing is just the best.  It covers bumpy mistakes and dries smooth and professional looking.  I do not have patience or skills for fancy decorating, but these always turn out looking better than I deserve!

I used Imperial Sugar’s recipe.  They have the standard Royal Icing recipe that uses raw egg whites, but also a version that uses powdered egg whites {affiliate link} instead in case you are not a fan of eating raw eggs.

We followed the directions and beat the mixture for nearly 9 minutes – the kids and I took turns holding the handmixer.  We separated it into 3 different bowls and added yellow, pink and purple food coloring trying to mimic the original color of the Easter candy we used in the crisped rice treats.

Royal Icing on Rice Krispie Treats - Kids Activities Blog

 

The royal icing will harden fully in a few hours.  Unfortunately, not many of ours made it that long because my kids ate them!  At least I have photographic evidence that they once existed!

Thanks so much to Imperial Sugar for sponsoring this post and inspiring us to try something new!  Be sure to stop by the Imperial Sugar FB page and share any fun Easter projects you have done with your kids!




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She is the mom of three boys ages 7, 10 and 12 who partially homeschools. She believes that you shouldn't have to buy stuff to have fun when there is a kitchen junk drawer full of possibilities.

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