For an easy Easter treat, cut out egg shapes and decorate!
decorated egg Rice Krispie Treats
Here's an Easter egg decorating idea I can get behind... Decorated egg Rice Krispie Treats!
We start with our BEST ever Rice Krispie Treat recipe, cut out egg shapes, and decorate with icing.
This recipe for Easter crispy treats first appeared on my other site.
For a clever and unique, silly dessert idea, these fudge "carrots" are adorable.
Be sure to check out our other holiday treats!
For this recipe, I started with our original 3-ingredient Rice Krispy treats, but added white chocolate for extra yum.
the cereal treats
butter - We suggest using European-style salted butter for the very best flavor.
Rice Krispies - You won't get far without the cereal! We use the original Kellogg's brand.
marshmallows - You can use mini or regular marshmallows, but be sure to use the amount in the recipe. We highly recommend using FRESH Kraft Jet-Puffed marshmallows.
Different brands have different consistencies, so check out our Marshmallow Conversion post for more details.
white chocolate morsels -- Adding chocolate is optional, but if you choose to mix some in, I used the Nestle Premiere Morsels.
To decorate the icing, prepare ROYAL ICING using meringue powder, confectioner's sugar, vanilla extract, and a bit of light corn syrup and Crisco.
Alternatively, make an easy SUGAR COOKIE ICING with confectioner's sugar, milk, and vanilla extract.
What can I use besides royal icing?
To decorate egg Rice Krispie Treats, I made my never-fail royal icing, tinted it with food coloring, assembled decorating bags, filled, and piped.
But if you want to skip all of these steps, you can purchase tubes of decorating icing at the supermarket (found in the baking aisle) and just use that!
To make the Easter eggs, you'll need:
to decorate bunny Rice Krispie Treats you will need:
TIP: Skip all of the above and just use store-bought decorating icing, found in the supermarket!
how to make egg treats
First, prepare your Rice Krispie Treats according to the recipe below.
You'll melt the butter, chocolate, and marshmallows on the stove-top in a saucepan.
Then spread the treats on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Spread the mixture about ¾-inch thick by 10 inches diameter. IT WILL NOT FILL THE BAKING TRAY.
Once the treats set, cut out the eggs with the oval cutter. You should get about 22 treats.
To decorate the eggs, prepare and divide your icing. Use food coloring to tint your desired colors.
Assemble decorating bags with couplers and tips, fill with icing, and close with rubber bands.
Pipe your designs!
Let the icing set very well, preferably overnight.
how can I make a large batch of decorated Easter eggs Rice Krispie Treats?
If you'd like to fill the entire baking tray with treats to cut out, we have an entire post on cutting out Rice Krispie treat shapes.
Follow the instructions, adding 1 ¼ cups of white chocolate chips, if desired.
decorated egg Rice Krispie Treats
- 2-inch oval cookie cutter
- baking tray
- parchment paper
- non-stick spray
- food coloring (Americolor Soft Gel Paste recommended)
- disposable decorating bags
- couplers for decorating bags
- size 4 decorating tips
- 4 ⅔ cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 10 ounces marshmallows (about 40 regular OR 6 cups mini)
- 4 tablespoons salted butter (European-style recommended)
- ½ cup Nestle Premiere white chocolate morsels
- 1 to 1 ½ cups icing (See links in the blog post)
- Prepare icing by dividing and coloring with food coloring.
- Assemble decorating bags with couplers and tips, fill with icing, and close tightly with rubber bands. Set aside.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Spray your bowls and spatulas with non-stick spray for easy treat making.
- Place the Rice Krispies in a greased bowl.
- In a saucepan, start to melt the butter and add the marshmallows and white chocolate over medium-low heat.
- Heat, stirring, until most of the marshmallows have melted. Remove from heat, and stir well, using the residual heat to fully melt the mixture.
- Pour over the cereal and combine well. Transfer to the baking tray.
- Spread the mixture evenly about ¾-inch thick and a rough circle about 10-inches in diameter. SEE NOTES BELOW for a larger batch that fills the baking tray.
- Let set about 2 hours. Cut out ovals. (You should get about 22.)
- Pipe icing designs on the eggs and let set well, 4 hours to overnight.