Easter Egg Rice Krispie Truffles – These treats are quick and easy to make, look beautiful, and taste delicious! The classic marshmallow goodies are shaped like Easter eggs, and then dipped in candy to be decorated like Easter egg truffles. Perfect for entertaining guest, Easter egg hunts, and anyone with a major sweet tooth!
I thought of this recipe while I was sleeping, and knew it would be perfect for Easter. I LOVE Rice Krispie treats! I remember this being the only treat/dessert my mom used to make when I was a kid. I actually never enjoyed the store bought kind, but homemade is so darn yummy. After I thought of this recipe I realized that Kellogg’s Rice Krispies has a similar recipe, but not quite. My recipe and decorating is still very different, and I am happy to share it with you. 🙂
Please buy and lay down some wax or parchment paper. Don’t do this! I ran out of parchment paper and decided to do the recipe without it. Big mistake…my first round of treats were all stuck to the pan! It ended up being okay after I put a little oil in the pan, but the wax or parchment paper would have worked much better. I made a few egg truffles with a chocolate only coating, some solely dipped in the candy melts, and a couple dipped in both. The Rice Krispies covered in just chocolate was so delish! They all tasted equally yummy, but I am a big fan of chocolate! I actually don’t recommend dipping the Rice Krispies in both the chocolate and candy melts. Here’s why:
- They taste almost the same
- It takes up a lot more time
- It is kind of tricky getting the temperature perfect so you don’t melt the chocolate while you are dipping in the candy melts.
I think dipping the Rice Krispie treats in just the candy melts is the simple and best option for Easter! If you have a little extra time and are up for a challenge I would say go ahead and dip in both!
I was happy how lovely these turned out. My son is still a little too young to enjoy a Rice Krispie treat due to choking, but as he gets older I plan to make these a traditional Easter treat in my home.
This recipe made about 15 large truffles. You can easily make more if needed by shaping the balls smaller. I think small bite sized eggs will be perfect for children.
These taste better left out at room temperature. I do not recommend storing these in the fridge. Rice Krispie treats will naturally harden if left in the fridge, and the candy coating will be rock solid. I found that these tasted better the next day after being left out for so long.
If you decide to make these treats please let me know by tagging me on Facebook or Instagram. I would LOVE to see all your creations! Happy Easter! 🙂
Easter Egg Rice Krispie Truffles – Quick and easy to make Easter treats, dipped in chocolate candy. Yummy marshmallow goodies, that are perfect for kids, Easter egg huts, and a delicious dessert.
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 4 cups miniature marshmallows
- 5 cups of rice krispies cereal
- 12 oz bag of candy melts ( I got 3 bags because I wanted different colors)
- chocolate flavored candy wafers for candy making, OPTIONAL (see post)
- Melt butter over low heat in a large saucepan/pot. Stir in vanilla and salt. Add marshmallows and continue stirring until fully melted. Remove from heat.
- Slowly add in cereal stirring frequently until everything is coated well. Wait 5 minutes to cool.
- In the meantime line a tray with parchment or wax paper. Then shape rice krispie treats into eggs using your hands. (If your hands are too sticky, wet them with water before shaping the rice krispie treats, this will help shape them easier.)
- Place on lined tray and refrigerate covered for at least an hour before dipping in the candy melts.
- Melt candy melts according to instructions on the package, and then quickly dip each egg into the melted candy turning to evenly coat. Leave out at room temperature.
If you choose to dip in the chocolate as well, you need to refrigerate after dipping into the chocolate for at least an hour before putting the candy melts over the chocolate. Melt chocolate according to package, then dip eggs into chocolate. Place on wax/parchment paper and refrigerate covered.
Once they have been in the fridge for at least an hour, melt candy melts according to package. Let the melted candy cool off before dipping the eggs into the candy. If the melted candy is too hot it can take off the chocolate. If it is too cold it will not go on smoothly. So this part is kind of tricky! Leave out at room temperature.