Easter Rice Krispie Treats

Do you ever have grand plans to make some completely elaborate and fancy dish to bring to holiday gatherings?

Then you make it and find yourself weeping into your sangria when everyone gravitates toward the store bought cupcakes?

Everyone except your husband, that is.

He knows by the death watch you have on the dessert table that he should have some of your dessert.

He’s a smart man.

Oh. That’s never happened to you?

Me neither.

But just in case it has happened to you, I have a solution. Bring something homemade, but easy to make.

Bring Easter Rice Krispie treats!

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I’m pretty sure everyone likes Rice Krispie treats, but if they don’t, you only wasted about 10 minutes of your life on these fantastic marshmallow squares.

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These Rice Krispie treats aren’t your basic marshmallow treats. They’re packed with coconut, white chocolate and pastel M&Ms to give them an extra festive flare.

Coconut!

White chocolate!

M&Ms!

And completely ready to eat in no time at all!

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Easter Rice Krispie Treats

(Adapted from standard Rice Krispie treats recipe)

Ingredients

  • 5 cups crisp rice cereal (Rice Krispies)
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 10-ounce bag large marshmallows or 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 1/3 cup shredded coconut (+ more for garnish)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract (optional)
  • 1 4-ounce bar white chocolate (I used Ghirardelli’s white chocolate), chopped (or 1/2 cup white chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup pastel M&Ms

Directions

Note: Measure all ingredients before you begin, as you will need to move very quickly once the Rice Krispies are added to the marshmallow mixture so it doesn’t set.

  • Grease a 13 x 9-inch pan with butter or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Microwave butter and marshmallows on high for 1 – 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until everything is melted.
  • Pour Rice Krispies into marshmallow and stir quickly. Add coconut and coconut extract and continue stirring.
  • Add white chocolate and stir.
  • Add M&Ms and stir.
  • Using a buttered spatula, press Rice Krispie treats into pan and garnish with additional shredded coconut, if desired.
  • Cool, slice and enjoy!

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I must leave you with a warning:

Licking the bowl after patting these into the pan is a blast…

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But scraping the remaining marshmallow goop of the of bottom of the bowl most definitely is not… especially since you cannot defer to your dog to do all of the dirty work for you since the recipe includes chocolate… which would be especially dangerous if that dog is pregnant and you have the health of future little puppies to worry about. Winking smile

Still, it’s worth it.

Comments

  1. says

    Those look delicious. I used to not like Rice Krispie treats at all when I was little, but that has definitely changed as time has gone on ;) (and at this point, I will eat just about anything sweet. I gave up sweets for Lent, and the past couple of weeks have been a struggle. Can’t wait for next Sunday!!)

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  2. Claire says

    Dogs can eat white chocolate! It doesn’t have any cocoa in it (dogs react to the theobromine in cocoa). You can share with Sadie next time :D

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  3. Bonnie says

    Those look festive and yummy – maybe I’ll try with some toasted coconut too (?) it’ll probably crumble up to tiny pieces, but add another flavor in there.

    And… you got me with your expectant pooch earlier today!

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  4. says

    I can SOO relate to slaving over desserts and then at the holiday party everyone goes for someone elses store bough stale cookies! It’s like c’mon people…I baked those for you with LOVE!

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  5. says

    I am totally making this! May not use the coconut, or may only use it in half and make two separate pans, but the inclusion of M&Ms I’d never thought of!

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