Looking for a quick and easy activity/snack that you can make with your kids for Easter? My six-year-old son has been begging to make Easter treats this week, and it just so happens that we're getting together with family on Friday to dye Easter eggs. Since the treats can be taken over to the celebration, and don't have to sit in my house, I gave in and told him that we could make a couple of snacks. B is a big fan of Crispy Rice Cereal Treats, and we decided to go off-road this time, and make them festive for Easter by making Crispy Rice Easter Eggs.
You will need:
6 Cups of Crispy Rice Cereal
1 10 oz Bag of Mini Marshmallows
3 Tbsp Butter
2-3 Large Plastic Easter Eggs (the kind that open up)
To make the cereal treats, begin by melting the butter over medium heat in a large pot. Stir in the marshmallows until all of the lumps are out.
Divide the melted marshmallow mixture into 3-4 bowls. Add a few drops of fod coloring to each bowl, and stir until the marshmallow mixture is the right shade of the color you're wanting the eggs to be. We used blue, green, and yellow.
Stir 1 Cup of Crispy Rice Cereal into each bowl. Let the mixture sit for a couple of minutes and cool off.
Spray the inside of a plastic Easter egg with cooking spray (I used Baker's Joy). You might also want to spritz some on your hands, otherwise the cereal mixture will stick to your hands.
Press the cereal mixture into the top and bottom of an opened plastic egg. Close the egg to make the two ends come together. Hold closed firmly for a few seconds, and then open the plastic egg up. Carefully remove the Crispy Rice Cereal Egg.
We wound up with about 12 eggs. We didn't do anything fancy with our eggs, but if you like, you can hollow out the eggs before you press the ends together, and you can place little candies inside, like M & M's or Robin's eggs.
This took us about 45 minutes from start to finish. Mind you, I had a screaming one-year-old at my feet, so that may have slowed me down slightly. This was *mostly* fun for us to do, and now we have a cute snack that we can share with our family. You could even make these afer the kids go to sleep, and put them into their Easter baskets for an extra surprise!
Give it a whirl with your family! Hope you enjoy!