Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Super cute Easter treats

Easter Egg Treats

Give these Easter egg-shaped goodies a shake to hear the tasty surprise inside - M&M's® candies!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows
  • - or -
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
  • 1/2 cup M&M's® Easter colored chocolate candies
  • Canned frosting or decorating gel (optional)
  • 12 plastic snap-apart 3 x 2-in Easter eggs

Directions

1. Clean, then coat inside of plastic eggs with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. In large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
3. Add Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal. Stir until well coated.
4. Using greased hands, firmly press 1/4 cup of Rice Krispies® mixture into both halves of each plastic egg. Use fingers to make hollow center in each half. Remove from molds. Place on wax paper. Cool slightly.
5. Place about 6 M&M'S® Brand Chocolate Candies in one half of each egg. Gently press two halves of each egg together until they stick. Cool completely.
6. Decorate with frosting and additional M&M'S® Brand Chocolate Candies (if desired). Best if served the same day. Serving size is 1 egg.

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:
Follow step 1 above. In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 3 through 6 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.

Notes:
For best results, use fresh marshmallows.

1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.

Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.

Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container.

2 comments:

Michelle said...

These are really cute and don't look too complicated for kids to "help". Thanks for sharing such a clever idea!

Aunt Lib said...

I used to do this only I used chow mein noodles which made it look like nests. Add a few chocolate chips to make it look like nest color. (natural)