Rice Krispie Easter Eggs {with a hidden surprise}!

I saw this recipe on a commercial a few years ago around Easter, in the midst of selling our home in California and moving to Texas. I made a note to try it the following Easter season, and we have been making them ever since! Rice Krispie Easter Eggs have become an Easter season family tradition!
The Rice Krispie Easter Eggs came out of the plastic egg so much easier than I expected, and were very cute. Our boys absolutely loved making them! This is a great kid-friendly recipe that my toddlers were both able to participate in helping to make. What a great little gift to drop off to someone special, a great treat for a play group, or a cute little decoration on your Easter table for the children to enjoy after dinner. 

Rice Krispie Easter Eggs


  • 1 bag of mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup of margarine or butter
  • 6 cups of Rice Krispie cereal
  • 1 teaspoon of almond (or vanilla) extract
  • jelly beans, Reese’s Pieces, Cadbury Mini Eggs, or another small Easter candy
  • plastic Easter Eggs
  • Non-stick spray


1.  Prepare your plastic eggs by spraying the non-stick spray on a paper towel and then wiping on the inside of the eggs.

2. Next, melt the margarine and marshmallow in a medium sized pot. When it stirs smooth, add the extract. Remove from heat and add the cereal. Allow the cereal to cool for a few minutes before beginning to form your Rice Krispie Easter Eggs.

3. Fill the plastic eggs with the Rice Krispie mixture. Use your fingers to make a small hole in each side (top and bottom) of the plastic egg. Fill the hole with a small candy then press the sides together tightly.

4. Wait a few minutes, then pull the egg apart. Slide the Rice Krispie Easter Egg out and gently press the cereal together to cover up any cracks along the seal.

5. Allow the eggs to firm and then leave as is, decorate with ribbon, and or decorating icing.

This year we are so excited to be using our Jolly Rancher® Jelly Beans that we received from Hershey®! We received a fun surprise the other day as an Easter Basket full of Hershey goodies was waiting for us when we got home! The boys couldn’t wait to see what was inside {and neither could my husband and I}! I almost had a hard time using our Jolly Rancher® Jelly Beans in this recipe because they were almost too good to hide; although it’s probably safer this way! 

easter basket

opening easter basket

Come visit me on the Hershey® Bunny Trail!



  1. So adorable! We just made bird nests with rice crispy treats – used mini-muffin pan as the mold for the nests and added a couple of M&M “eggs” Great big hit (didn’t pictures though, a little sad – too in the moment)

    • Marissa- Don’t you hate it when you forget to take pics… as a mom I feel like sometimes I need a camera attached to me to capture those “quick moments!” :) Thank goodness for “memory pictures”; the ones we take in our heads and won’t ever forget! :)

  2. Paula Bryan says:

    Yum!! I am sure those two adorable little boys will love those! Their Grandma would also enjoy them!! Have a great day!

  3. What a great idea for a snack! Did you read a book to go along with this craft?

    • @JDaniel’s Mom- We actually did not relate these to any specific book; just the overall idea of Easter Eggs. “We did focus on that the best part of an egg (just like a person) is what’s on the inside and in their hearts!” Let me know if you have a specific book you think this might fit best with and I will reference you and add it to the recipe! :)

  4. This is my favorites Easter treat! Yummy!!

    I would love for you to share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party. There are also TWO amazing giveaways this week! It closes Sunday at midnight.


    Looking forward to more posts,

  5. Love this idea! Thanks!

  6. Rice krispie treats are sooo good, but this is such a cute idea! Thanks for joining us for “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Come and join us again next week! -The Sisters

  7. What a fun treat to make with the kids…I love that you “hid” jelly beans inside the rice krispy treats!!!

  8. Whoa! These look great! :) Love the construction….super easy! And your basket looks beautiful! Found you via link party this morning…would love for you to visit me as well!
    Danielle @ snipetsofinspiration.com

  9. Fun! What a great idea!


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