Friday, March 15, 2013

Easter Egg Marshmallow Treats


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Now...Google, I have a few thoughts on your decision to nix Google Reader...granted it's not the end of the world but it was a pretty convenient tool to use. 

This week my daughter asked me if we could make rice krispie treats for Easter. It sounded good. I like them every once in a while. Just the other day, I pinned this Easter Marshmallow Bark and thought, what if we added rice krispies? 

I think they turned out pretty good. I have to warn you though..they are extremely sweet, with the chocolate and marshmallow but it's a fun treat to make and putting them into cellophane bags with cute ribbon could make a cute treat for a play-date or Easter Egg Hunt. 



Ingredients: 

  • 1 bag white chocolate chips {12 oz}
  • 3 cups mini rainbow marshmallows
  • 2 cups of rice krispies 
  • about 1 Tbsp. shortening..it aid's in melting the chocolate
  • You can some Easter colored sprinkles, too
Directions: 

To start, I always like to measure out my items and particularly in this recipe, you can’t waste time because once the chocolate is melted, you want to make sure the marshmallows don’t melt.

Couple of things to prep before you dive in

- Measure 3 cups of marshmallows
- Take an 8x11 glass dish  and line with parchment paper
- Mix the white chocolate and shortening in a medium sized glass bowl and melt in the microwave for 1 minute. Give it a small stir, then return to the microwave in 30 second increments, until chocolate melts completely when you stir it. It took about 3 minutes for my chocolate to fully melt. Caution: White chocolate might look like it hasn't melted yet when really, if you stir it, you’ll find that it is.

Once your chocolate is ready, add the marshmallows and rice krispies. Remember I told you to prep all your items..that’s because if you take too long to stir, your marshmallows will melt and you don’t really want that. Half of the beauty of these treats are is that the marshmallow holds it’s form.


Pour your mixture into your prepared pan and smooth out so that your edges are nice and even. Here is where my daughter really had her roll in making these..add some sprinkles to the top of your treats.
Pop your pan into the freezer for about 20 minutes, until chocolate is set. Again, do this quickly so the marshmallows don’t start to melt.
Have them rest at room temperature before cut your eggs with a cookie cutter. Enjoy! 

3 comments:

  1. I love anything kind of rice krispie treat and this sounds wonderful. thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and remember to come back and vote on Sunday.

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  2. I love the rainbow marshmallow idea. I wish I knew about all these creative ideas when I kids were younger. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

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