Fruity Easter Rice Krispies are an easy to bake classic treat made with fruit-flavored marshmallows, rice cereal, butter and vanilla. Some pastel sprinkles make them perfect for Easter or Spring.
Is it just me or did nearly everyone's childhood feature these chewy, fluffy rice krispie treats? A quick dessert or snack that only uses 4 ingredients (5 if you want sprinkles) and takes no time to prepare is my kind of treat!
what are fruity easter rice krispies?
These treats are a simple play on the classic rice krispie bars. The classic version uses plain marshmallows mixed with rice cereal, butter and vanilla. This version uses fruit flavored marshmallows and are topped with pastel sprinkles.
🥘 Ingredients for this recipe
- rice cereal
- fruit flavored marshmallows
🔪Instructions for this recipe
- First, prepare a pan. Line a 9x13 baking sheet with parchment paper. This makes it easier to lift out the treats and cut them into squares once they have cooled.
- Then, melt your butter. In a large saucepan or stockpot, melt the butter over low heat. Add in the marshmallows and vanilla and stir until they have melted.
- Next, fold in the cereal. Remove the pan from the heat and use a silicone spatula to fold in the cereal until combined. Mix in half of the sprinkles.
- Finally, press the treats into the pan. Press the mixture into the pan and spread the remaining sprinkles on top. Let set for 1 hour then remove from the pan and slice into squares.
FAQ's and tips for this recipe
- Why are my rice krispie treats hard? Make sure to melt the butter and marshmallows over low heat. Also, don't press them too hard into the pan, gently press in and use the spatula to spread them to fit the pan.
- Why do you add vanilla to rice krispie treats? The vanilla is optional, but it gives the treats a light vanilla flavor.
- How long to rice krispie treats last? 2-3 days if they're covered. After that they tend to get hard and crunchy.
- Should you refrigerate rice krispie treats? No, this will cause them to get hard. If you're really impatient, you can pop them in there for 10-15 minutes to speed up the process of them cooling down and setting.
- Do I have to use fruit flavored marshmallows for this recipe? No, regular marshmallows work just fine. The fruit flavored ones add a little more flavor to the rice krispie treats, but they're just as good with plain marshmallows.
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Fruity Easter Rice Krispies
- 6 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 16 oz mini marshmallows fruit flavored or regular
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 6 cups rice krispies cereal
- ¼ cup sprinkles Easter or spring colored/designed
- Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper.
- Melt butter over low in a large saucepan, then stir in the vanilla and marshmallows. Stir until marshmallows have melted.
- Remove from the heat and fold in the rice krispies cereal.
- Spread out into a layer in the prepared baking sheet, being careful not to press down the mixture too hard. Add sprinkles on top.
- Let sit for 1 hour until cooled and hardened and then cut into squares.