Bunny Peeps Marshmallow Rice Krispies Treats for Easter

It’s almost Easter and this is the time when Bunny Peeps are in abundance in the stores. Since Rice Krispies Treats are a fan favorite by so many of us, (me included), I’ve decided to combine the two.

Found a Rice Krispies Treats recipe and video by Ree Drummond on the Food Network. Her website and Food Network TV show is called, The Pioneer Woman.

Kitchen Notes:
Do not over grease the pan. Butter is the best option. It imparts flavor too.
When marshmallows have melted, don’t remove pan from heat.
Work quickly to add in the cereal, mixing gently and thoroughly.

Have a blessed Easter!

An end is only a beginning in disguise. ~Craig D. Lounsbrough

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Bunny Peeps
Marshmallow Rice Krispies Treats

By Carmen Ortiz of Baking is my Zen

Yield: 12 servings or 6 egg shapes, approx.

INGREDIENTS:
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for greasing pan
6 cups rice cereal
10-ounce bag marshmallows
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ounces mini white marshmallows (optional)

CHOCOLATE TOPPING:
½ cup white chocolate chips
1 teaspoon coconut oil

TOPPINGS:
Rainbow sprinkles, to decorate
6 Bunny Peeps, to decorate

DIRECTIONS:

GREASE PAN: Thoroughly grease a 9×13 inch pan with softened butter. Do not over grease the pan. Set aside.

PREP: Add 6 cups rice cereal in large bowl. Set aside.

MELT MARSHMALLOWS:
In a large pot, melt 4 tablespoons butter.
Add marshmallows (10 oz bag) to butter.
Melt marshmallows, stirring often under medium low flame.
Add ¼ teaspoon salt when marshmallows have melted. Stir.
Add ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract. Stir.
Turn off flame and keep pan on stove.

COMBINE MELTED MARSHMALLOWS AND CEREAL:
Add cereal into the melted marshmallows.
Fold gently until all combined.
Toss in the mini marshmallows (4 oz). (optional)
Gently fold in.

TRANSFER TO 9×13 inch PAN:
Transfer the marshmallow rice cereal into the buttered pan.
Press cereal into pan using a spatula.
(Use PAM oil Spray on spatula for easy spreading).
Allow to cool completely.

CUT INTO SHAPES:
Cut cereal into squares or whatever shape you like.
I used an egg shape for the Easter Holiday.

PREPARE WHITE CHOCOLATE:
Add white chocolate chips in a bowl.
Add coconut oil. Stir.
Melt white chocolate in microwave.
Stir occasionally until totally melted.

TOPPINGS:
Cover each Rice Krispies Treats with white chocolate using a spoon.
Immediately sprinkle rainbow sprinkles around edge.
Place a Bunny Peep in the center of the white chocolate covered Rice Krispies Treats.
Allow to set.
Enjoy!

RECIPE PHOTO TUTORIAL
By Carmen Ortiz of Baking Is My Zen

Bunny Peeps Marshmallow Rice Krispies Treats

DIRECTIONS:

GREASE PAN: Thoroughly grease a 9×13 inch pan with softened butter. Do not over grease the pan. Set aside.

PREP: Add 6 cups Rice cereal in large bowl. Set aside.

PREPARE MARSHMALLOWS:
In a large pot, melt 4 tablespoons butter.


Add marshmallows (10 oz bag) to butter.


Melt marshmallows, stirring often under medium low flame.
Add ¼ teaspoon salt when marshmallows have melted. Stir.


Add ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract. Stir.


Turn off flame and keep pan on stove.

COMBINE MELTED MARSHMALLOWS AND CEREAL:
Add cereal into the melted marshmallows.
Fold gently until all combined.
Toss in the mini marshmallows (4 oz). (optional)
Gently fold in.

TRANSFER TO 9×13 inch PAN: Transfer the marshmallow rice cereal into the buttered pan.


Press cereal into pan using a spatula.
(Use PAM oil Spray on spatula for easy spreading).
Allow to cool completely.

CUT INTO SHAPES: Cut cereal into squares or whatever shape you like. I used an egg shape for the Easter Holiday.

PREPARE WHITE CHOCOLATE: Add white chocolate chips in a bowl.
Add coconut oil. Stir.
Melt white chocolate in microwave.


Stir occasionally until totally melted.

TOPPINGS:
Cover each Rice Krispies Treats with white chocolate using a spoon.


Immediately sprinkle rainbow sprinkles around edge.


Place a Bunny Peep in the center of white chocolate covered Rice Krispies Treats.


Allow to set.


Enjoy!

~ Carmen

Baking is my Zen
…sweet nibbles for the soul

For savory dishes, visit my other blog, sometimes SAVORY.

Photography by Carmen Ortiz.
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Not to be used without permission.

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