Krispy Treat Easter Eggs

Anything that involves Krispy Treats is a good craft to make for / with kids.  The recipe is simple so they can help.  It is fun to shape Krispy Treats.  It is delicious to eat the treats when they are finished.  You can make these almost any size and stuff them with your favorite small candy.  It can be fun to color the eggs, too.  Just add a few drops of food coloring to the melted marshmallows before you put in the Krispys.

You will need:

1.  2-3 Tbs. of butter

2.  10 oz. (1 package) of marshamallows

3.  A large pot and a spoon

4.  Six cups of Rice Krispys

5.  Plastic Easter eggs

6.  Spray on oil, such as Pam

7.  Jelly beans or other small candy

Egg shaped Rice Krispy treats with small candies inside.
Marshmallows melting in a pot

Step 1.  Melt the marshmallows.

Over medium heat, melt the butter in a large pan.  Add the marshmallows and stir them until they are completely melted.  If you want colored eggs, add the food dye now.

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Rice Krispy treat mixture in a pot

Step 2.  Make the Krispy Treats.

Add the Rice Krispys and stir until they are evenly coated with the marshmallow goo.  Let the moisture cool until you can handle it without burning your hands.

Krispy Treats being molded into and egg shape

Step 3.  Mold the eggs.

Make sure the plastic Easter eggs are clean.  Spray them with a non-stick spray.  Give your hand a light coating, too.  Now press the Rice Krispys into the eggs.  Use your thumb or a spoon to make a small hollow in the center of each egg. 

You should be able to make 16-20 eggs.  It depends a bit on the size of the plastic eggs.  If you don't have that many plastic eggs, just fill the ones you have, stuff and remove the eggs, and re-use the molds.

Jelly beans in an Easter egg

Step 4.  Stuff the eggs.

Put a few small candies into the hollow of each egg.

An egg mold being used to shape Rice Krispy treats.

Step 5.  Close the eggs.

Press the two halves of the mold together till they stick together.  Be careful not to spill the candy!

A finished Krispy Treat egg

Step 6.  Take the egg out of the mold.

Pull the plastic egg off the Krispy Treat egg.  It helps if you twist while you pull.  You can reshape the Krispy Treat egg a little bit if it gets mishapen while you remove the mold.

Decorated eggs have long been Easter traditions.  However, boiling, dying, and painting eggs can be a long process if you want to make a lot of eggs.  Plus, you then have lots of boiled eggs to eat.  Plastic eggs aren't as beautiful as real eggs, but they are quick, easy, and more practical for egg hunts. 

Crafts

Use plastic eggs to mold Krispy Treats into Easter eggs. Fill them with jelly beans for a special treat.

An adorable pink bunny to crochet for Easter

These cute little bunnies are perfect Easter decorations. You can even use them instead of Easter baskets.