A fun Easter Recipe kids can make, these Easter Rice Krispie Pops are a super simple no-bake recipe inspired by those famous marshmallows.
PEEPS Rice Krispie Treats Recipe
A couple of years ago, Ella and I made these super cute Rice Krispie Easter Nests and they have been incredibly popular!
I love being able to find an easy no-bake treat for the kids to help make during the holidays. While they can help with many of the steps for a baked treat (like our Resurrection Rolls or Hidden Brownie Easter Eggs), I prefer something that we can easily whip up and put in the fridge. No timers, no worrying about getting distracting and burning their treats, etc. Plus my daughter is getting to the age where she wants to do things completely independently, so having something safe and easy that she can do from start to finish makes her so proud.
And it doesn’t get easier than Rice Krispie treats!
You can use actual PEEPS in place of normal marshmallows for this recipe, but to be completely honest, I’m not a huge fan of them so we stuck to regular marshmallows and using a PEEPS mold. If you don’t have time to order the mold, you can make regular Rice Krispie treats in a greased casserole dish and then use a bunny shaped cookie cutter to cut out your pops.
You can also drizzle these Rice Krispie treat pops with chocolate if you’re not a fan of the candy coating.
We’ve also used a PEEPS mold to make bunny-shaped crayons and bunny-shaped soaps and bath bombs. The mold is also oven-proof so you could use it for bunny cakes, bunny muffins, bunny brownies, etc, and you could even set up some Easter JELL-O Jigglers in them.
How long do these Rice Krispie treats stay fresh? If storing at room temperature, I would only make as many treats as your family (or guests) can consume within 3 days. After that, they are still safe to consume for a few more days but they get increasingly harder and less pleasant to eat.
Can Rice Krispie treats be frozen? Yes! You can freeze Rice Krispie treats for up to 4 months. You can freeze this recipe with or without the candy coating, but know that the moisture in the freezer along with the temperature changes will likely cause the candy coating to crack.
Want to skip the candy coating and dye the Rice Krispie mixture? You can use liquid food dye to dye the Rice Krispie treat mixture, but keep in mind it takes a lot of food dye to adequately dye the cereal. Check out this guide for specific measurements.
For more Easter Rice Krispie treats inspiration, check out:
- These pretty Rice Krispie Squares from Blu Crew Life with Spring M&Ms and sprinkles
- Adorable Rice Krispie Chicks from Hungry Happenings
- Easter Bunny Treats from the official Rice Krispie site
- Use those plastic eggs you have lying around to make Rice Krispie Eggs like Passion for Savings
- These Rice Krispie Treats from Premeditated Leftovers look like sugar cookies – but are even better because they are RK treats!
- Kids love bunny butt treats, so these Bunny Butt Rice Krispies from Life Family Fun are definitely going to be a hit!
- These multi-layered Pastel Chocolate Rice Krispie treats from Mom Foodie are a fun twist on traditional squares
Easter Rice Krispie Ingredients
- Rice cereal
- Vanilla extract, optional
- Pink candy melts
- Yellow candy melts
- Shortening or coconut oil, optional
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: you can swap out the regular marshmallows for flavored marshmallows or even PEEPS.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Lollipop/cake pop sticks
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Microwave-safe mixing bowl
- PEEPS silicone mold
- Cookie sheet or cutting board
- Parchment paper
How to Make Easter Rice Krispie Treats
Grease your PEEPS Easter mold with butter, shortening or baking spray. Set aside.
Place your marshmallows and butter in a large, microwave-safe bowl.
Heat for 30 seconds, then stir, and reheat as necessary.
Add in the Rice Krispies and stir well, until coated.
Add approximately 1/4 cup of the Rice Krispie treat mixture to each cavity in the mold tray. (The amount required for your tray may be different – you want to fill each mold cavity.)
Wet your hands slightly and then press down to secure the mixture in the shape.
Refrigerate 2 hours to set.
When the Rice Krispie treats have hardened in the fridge, pop them out of the mold and place on a clean cutting board or cookie tray.
Insert a lollipop stick into the bottom of each treat, pressing until about halfway through the treat.
Place one color of candy melts into a small, microwave-safe dish. Heat for 20 seconds, stir and reheat if necessary.
If your candy melts are not smooth enough despite being well heated/melted, you can add a half tablespoon of coconut oil or shortening to loosen it a bit.
Dip in the Rice Krispie Pops or use a spoon to pour the melted candy coating over each pop.
Place the pops back on the cutting board or cookie tray to harden, approximately 1 hour.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to enjoy.
Grab your free printable for our PEEPS Easter Rice Krispie recipe:
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 198Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 88mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 0gSugar: 23gProtein: 1g
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
These PEEPS pops would make a super cute Easter classroom treat, or a fun gift to bring to the neighbours!