Easter Peeps Rice Krispy Treats

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Rice krispy treats are so easy to make and take almost no time at all! Everyone loves peeps especially during the spring time so what a cute and fun way to add a festive Easter twist!

Yield: 20

6 cups of rice cereal
5 cups of mini marshmallows
1 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup sprinkles
1/4 cup white chocolate
20 marshmallow peeps

Steps:
1. In a large bowl add cereal and set aside. In a microwavable safe bowl melt together the marshmallows and butter until slightly melted, usually about 1 1/2 minutes. Pour marshmallow mixture into large bowl and stir with a spatula until combined.

2. Add in sprinkles until they are mixed in evenly. Then lightly***grease baking sheet with cooking spray and pour rice krispys into pan pressing down with a spatula to make it even.

3. Melt white chocolate and with a butter knife or teaspoon, dab about 1/2 tsp of white chocolate onto each peeps and place on top of rice krispy treats.

*You can place the peeps any way you like on treats. I like and recommend placing them about an inch apart from each other so when you cut them, each rice krispy square will have a peeps. SO cute 🙂

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Rice Krispy Treats

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Well if you couldn’t already tell…I like trying new things when I make rice krispy treats because why not?! Plus, who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? Not only are these amazing, these only took me less than 15 minutes to make. So easy anybody could do it. I highly recommend trying new things in the kitchen because that is the best way to come up with new ideas and there is nothing better than perfecting you own idea! 🙂 So have fun with it and enjoy!

Yield: 12

Ingredients:
4 cups rice krispy cereal
2 cups crushed chocolate chip cookies(I used mini cookies because it was easier to crush)
10 oz mini marshmallows
1 Tbsp butter
For the topping
1 cup melted chocolate
1/2 cup crushed chocolate chip cookies

Steps:
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine cereal and cookies. Mix and set aside.
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2. In a microwavable safe bowl, melt marshmallows and butter for 1 1/2 minutes. Add to cereal mixture and mix until cereal and cookies are coated evenly.

3. Lightly spray a 9×13 inch baking dish and add mixture and spread evenly with a spatula (spray spatular with nonstick spray to prevent mixture from sticking.
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4. Pour melting chocolate on top and spread smoothly until rice krispy treats are completely covered. Sprinkle chocolate chip cookies on top, let set for at least an hour to cool. Then cut, serve, and enjoy!
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Rice Krispy Treats dipped in white chocolate

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I made these treats when I when I went to go visit my girlfriends in my college town, Fresno a few weeks ago. Every time I make a trip I love bringing my friends a tasty treat to get us through our fun filled weekend! These simple rice krispy treats have a festive Valentine’s Day twist! You can always alternate the M&M colors for any season! Plus, I dipped the bottom of them in white chocolate so they make the perfect holiday treat. These are so easy to make, kids can even do it too!

Yield: 12

Ingredients:
6 cups rice krispy cereal
2 Tbsp butter
1 16 oz bag of mini marshmallows
1 cup of M&M’s
1 cup white chocolate ‘candy melts’
Sprinkles (optional)

Steps:
1. In a microwavable safe bowl, microwave marshmallows and butter for 1 1/2 minutes.

2. Measure cereal and M&M’s and put in a large bowl. Once marshmallows are melted, add to large bowl and mix with a spatula until cereal and M&M’s are completely coated with marshmallows.imageimage

4. Lightly grease a 9 by 13 inch pan and pour rice krispy mix. Top with sprinkles and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

5. Once rice krispy treats are cool, cut into 12 squares. In a medium bow, melt white chocolate ‘candy melts’ and dip one side of rice krispy treats. With a butter knife, scrape off access chocolate. Place dipped treats onto a cooling rack. Top with more candy or sprinkles, its completely up to you and let cool.

Circus Animal Cookie Rice Krispy Treats

Circus Animal Cookies were my favorite cookies growing up. I would find in my lunch box at school that my Mom packed. They bring back so many memories of my childhood so I couldn’t resist and added them to one of my favorite treats, Rice Krispy Treats!

Circus Animal Cookie Rice Krispy Treats

Yield: 8

Ingredients:
6 Cups of Rice Krispies Cereal
16 ounces mini marshmallows
3 Tbsp butter
1 bag of animal cookies; coarsely chopped
1 cup of melted candy (white chocolate)
Sprinkles (optional)

Steps:
1. In a large bowl, add cereal and chopped cookies, mix and set aside.
2. In a large microwaveable bowl, add butter and marshmallows and microwave for 2 minutes, or until melted. With a spatula, mix marshmallow mixture until combined and add to cereal bowl.
3. Mix until cereal is coated with marshmallow mixture. In a 13 x 9 baking pan, add mixture and press down with spatula. This will make the treats firm and stay together. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool.
4. Meanwhile, melt chocolate in microwave until melted (usually 2 minutes). Pour on top of treats and spread evenly with spatula. Add sprinkles and let settle for 30 minutes, or until chocolate is hard. Once chocolate is hard, cut into squares and enjoy!!

*Too speed up the process, I always put my rice krispy treats in the refrigerator for 15 minutes before cutting and serving.

*Instead of melting chocolate chips, I but the “Chocolate/White Chocolate candy melts”, it is usually for candy because it hardens nicely and quickly. You can find them at Michael’s craft store, Target, or Safeway in the baking section near the sprinkles.