March 28, 2012

Rice Krispies Hidden Surprise Easter Egg Treats

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Has anyone ever seen that adorable commercial where the mother makes Rice Krispies® eggs with her two daughters? I have seen it on more than one occasion, and I am always touched by how cute it is. Then it had me thinking about how neat those little eggs really are, so I went ahead and visited the Rice Krispies website where I found the actual recipe from the commercial! I thought with the upcoming Easter holiday, this would be a great recipe to share.

Children everywhere are bound to love it!!! 

Here it is:

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows (or 4 cups miniature marshmallows)
  • 6 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
  • 1/2 cup M&M'S® Brand Chocolate Candies
  • Canned frosting or decorating gel (optional)
  • 12 Plastic snap-apart 3 x 2-in Easter eggs


TRADITIONAL DIRECTIONS:
  1. Clean, then coat inside of plastic eggs with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  3. Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.
  4. Using greased hands, firmly press 1/4 cup of the cereal mixture into each plastic egg half. Use fingers to make hollow center in each half. Remove from molds. Place on wax paper. Cool slightly.
  5. Place about 6 M&M'S® Brand Chocolate Candies in one half of each egg. Gently press two halves of each egg together until they stick. Cool completely.
  6. Decorate with frosting and additional M&M'S® Brand Chocolate Candies (if desired). Best if served the same day.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: Follow step 1 above. In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 3 through 6 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.


Notes:
  • For best results, use fresh marshmallows.
  • 1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.
  • Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.
  • Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container.


This recipe was pulled from the Rice Krispies® website





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