Is there anything better than the classic Rice Krispie Treat? They bring back memories from my childhood plus memories I've made with my own kids. They are very easy to make since they don't require baking. However, there is something you can do to make them a little more special. You can add M&M's! And since it is spring and Easter, I decided to add some pastel colored M&Ms. So try these easy Easter Rice Krispie Treats today!
Why this Easter rice krispie treat recipe is awesome
One thing I love about making these spring Rice Krispie treats is how easy they are to prepare. They come together in minutes and you don't need to wait that long for the treats to set and be ready to enjoy. Perfect for impatient kids and moms!
Just your standard rice krispie treats ingredients: butter, mini marshmallows and Rice Krispies cereal. However, the addition of Pastel colored M&Ms really makes these festive and delicious. After all, M&Ms make everything better!
How to make rice krispie treats with M&Ms
Easter Rice Krispie treats are simple to make which is why we make them often at our house.
To make them, melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. You want the butter to be just melted, not bubbling.
Next, add mini marshmallows.
Stir with a silicone spatula until the marshmallows have melted and become incorporated with the butter.
Turn off the stove and add the Rice Krispies. Mix until all the cereal has been coated with the melted marshmallow mixture.
Add in your pastel colored M&M's and gently fold them into the Rice Krispie mix.
Spray a 13x9 pan with cooking spray. Press the mixture into the greased pan. I use a piece of wax paper to do this since it can get quite sticky. Simply place some wax paper over the pan and press down.
Press some M&Ms into the top of the Rice Krispies in the pan. Let this stand for 20 to 30 minutes before eating. I know it's hard to wait!
Slice the Easter treats into squares and enjoy!
These Easter Rice Krispie treats make a great snack for Easter or spring. The pretty pastel colors and chocolate just take a classic snack to the next level!
Easter Rice Krispie Treats
- 3 tablespoon Butter
- 4 cups Mini marshmallows
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 10 oz pastel colored M&Ms reserve some for top
- Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat.
- Add mini marshmallows.
- Stir with a silicone spatula until the marshmallows have melted and become incorporated with the butter.
- Turn off the stove and add the Rice Krispies. Mix until all the cereal has been coated with the melted marshmallow mixture.
- Add in most of the pastel colored M&M’s and gently fold them into the Rice Krispie mix. Save the rest for the top.
- Spray a 13x9 pan with cooking spray. Press the mixture into the greased pan.
- Press some M&Ms into the top of the Rice Krispies in the pan.
- Let stand for 15 to 30 minutes before eating.
- Slice into squares and enjoy!
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
This used to happen to me until I discovered that melting the butter and marshmallows over heat that was too high was the culprit. Be sure to use low heat.
If your rice krispies treats are too hard, you can pop them in the microwave for a few seconds before eating.
You can store them in a air tight container for 2 days. You can freeze them for up to 6 weeks and thaw by placing on a counter for 20 minutes.
I cannot wait to try this with my children. They love rice Krispie treats. Thanks for sharing.
Oh my goodness! These are going to be a big hit here! So excited to make these! My family is going to love these!
I love how easy you can prepare this krispie treat recipe! Love the subtle pop of colors from the pastel colored M&Ms!
Such a simple and fun Easter treat. The kids are going to love making these. YUM!
We love rice krispie treats in our house and the addition of pastel M&M's make them such a fun treat for Easter and spring!