I look at Easter not only from the standpoint of my faith, but as a holiday where food is a prominent focus. Every year, my family has a bountiful breakfast after the 8:30 Easter mass which usually includes a ham, eggs, pancakes, biscuits, bacon, and more. This year, I wanted to contribute some tasty recipes to the Easter holiday that everyone can enjoy. This recipe is relatively easy, is a good snack for after your Easter supper, and possesses the crunchiness, sweetness and chewiness that your taste buds so deeply desire.
Who wants a plain, old Rice Krispie treat anymore? There are so many ways to make them, let’s get a little creative.
For this recipe, I’ll be the first to admit that I failed miserably when I tried it the first time. I used Nestle white chocolate morsels and melted them in the microwave. They melted great but got blistering hot and would cause the Rice Krispies to fall apart when I dipped them. After this happened, I took a trip to Michael’s and bought some Wilton’s Candy Melts, which worked 100% better. They didn’t get as hot in the microwave, the texture was perfect and they harden so nicely over the Krispie treats.
- 5 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 3 tbs margarine
- 1 package small marshmallows
- 1 bag Wilton's white candy melts
- Sprinkles (I used Pearlescent Sugar from Cake Mate's Cupcake Gems)
- Add the margarine to a small sauce pan over medium heat.
- When the margarine is melted, begin adding marshmallows in batches. Stir between each batch.
- Meanwhile, place cereal in a large mixing bowl.
- When marshmallow mixture is completely melted and smooth, add to the cereal. Using a rubber spatula, gently combine the mixture so as to avoid crushing the cereal.
- Pour the mixture into a baking dish and press down with the spatula. Let cool for about 20-30 minutes.
- When the Krispies are cooled, using your hands, form handfuls of the cereal mixture into egg shapes and place on a baking pan lined with wax or parchment paper.
- To melt the candy, add to a microwave safe bowl and heat for one minute. Stir and place back in the microwave for thirty second intervals, stirring in between, until mixture is completely melted and smooth.
- Use a butter knife to paint the candy melt onto the top half of the eggs. You may try to cover the egg in its entirety, but I found that this caused the egg to fall apart and/or be unappealing.
- Add sprinkles to each egg after frosting them to ensure the candy does not harden.