Are you a homemade Rice Krispies® Treat fan or a store bought Rice Krispies Treat™ fan? I am a total homemade Treat fan all the way! I love the buttery taste of mine compared to the prepackaged ones. They’re just so much better!
Well today I am going to show you how to make a batch of Easter egg shaped Rice Krispies Treats. You’ll only need a clean egg carton, 5 or 6 plastic eggs, extra butter or butter spray and your Rice Krispies Treats ingredients.
I made these special eggs a couple of years ago and they were a hit at Easter. For this project I recommend using the regular sized plastic eggs. The size is perfect. Not too much but just enough. And they look so cute in the carton. I keep the extras in a Tupperware container and replace the eggs as they get eaten.
how to make the eggs
First you’ll need to clean your egg carton. I like to use a styrofoam carton because I can wash it with soap and water. If you can’t find one made out of styrofoam you can cut little squares out of wax paper and lay them inside each egg cradle in a cardboard carton. You can cover the top of the eggs with a sheet of wax paper and then close the lid.
Next you will wash your plastic eggs with soap and water and then dry them. A lot of plastic eggs come attached these days so that the lid and bottom stay together but you’ll need to cut them apart. Spray the inside of each egg half with non-stick butter spray and set aside.
Rice Krispies Treats Recipe: 3 Tbsp Butter – 10 oz Marshmallows – 6 cups rice krispies cereal
Prepare your Rice Krispie Treats the way you normally do. You can get fancy and dye them a pretty pastel color. I don’t want to use food coloring if I don’t have to so I leave mine plain. Once everything is mixed and coated in your pan it’s time to let the fun begin. Folks, things are about to get messy.
I like to lay a large sheet of parchment paper down to work on and put a chunk of butter on the corner. Rub some of the extra butter on your hands. Take one egg half and fill it with some of your mixture. Do the same for the other half of the egg. You may need to re-butter your hands each time you grab the mixture to keep it from sticking. When you’ve packed the mix into both halves smash them together. Mine never fully close and that’s perfectly fine. Lay them down on the parchment paper and re-butter your hands and start another egg.
Again, you’ll grab a bunch of the Rice Krispies mixture and press it into one half and then do the same to the other half. Press the halves together and lay it down to give it time to firm up.
When you’ve used all of your plastic eggs carefully twist the halves off your formed eggs and lay the eggs on the paper. If any have come apart simply push them together again. They’ll stick once cooled. You’ll start filling your eggs again. Mine usually don’t need to be resprayed because of the butter I put on my finger tips. It helps keep the mix from sticking to the egg. Continue to fill all of your eggs until you are out of the mixture. Empty out all of the molds and place the eggs in your carton. You can store the extras in an airtight container but separate them by placing parchment paper between them.
It’s definitely a messy but fun project so make sure to keep your hands buttered up. How stinkin’ cute are these Easter egg shaped treats?