Not sure what to do with your kids leftover Easter candy? Make these Leftover Easter Candy Rice Krispie Treats for a festive dessert!
Use your leftover Easter candy to make rice krispie treats
Ever notice how the candy from Easter baskets hangs around a bit longer than you’d like it to? Especially the marshmallow peeps?
Repurpose your leftover Easter candy and make these festive peep rice krispie treats. Mix marshmallow peeps with butter and rice krispies.
Then, fold in any other leftover Easter candy. Press the mixture into a baking pan, chill and cut into squares!
This is the perfect way to use up that leftover candy. It’s so easy that kids can help with the whole thing!
What kitchen tools will I need to make these Easter rice krispie treats
You can use peeps to make rice krispie treats?
Yes! Peeps are essentially just a big marshmallow coated in extra colorful sugar so they are perfect for making rice krispie treats.
To make peeps rice krispie treats, just melt the peeps with butter and mix with the crisp rice cereal.The treats will turn whatever color your peeps are so I like to choose just one color.
If you have more than one color of peep, break your butter up accordingly and melt each color separately. Then, mix in the cereal separately. Push the colors into the pan in clumps so you have a tie dye effect.
What ingredients will I need to make dessert with leftover Easter candy
- Marshmallow peeps or marshmallows
- Rice krispies cereal
- Jelly beans
- Mini Cadbury eggs
- Reese’s eggs
Cut these Easter treats into shapes
I usually just press the treats into a prepared pan and cut into squares. You could also press the treats into a thin layer and cut them into fun shapes like Easter eggs!
Spray Easter cookie cutters with cooking spray. Then, use the cookie cutters to cut the rice krispies treats recipe into fun shapes!
It will be so fun for kids to see them cut into little bunnies, easter eggs or flowers!
How to make Easter Rice Krispie Treats
Step 1: Mix butter and marshmallow peeps together
To begin, line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper. Heat butter in a large pot over low heat.
Once the butter is melted add peeps to the pot and mix until melted into the butter. It might take a bit to get the peeps fully melted and mixed into the butter.
Step 2: Fold in rice krispies and leftover Easter candy
Then, pour the rice krispies into the pot with the melted peeps and toss with a spatula for combine. Make sure that the rice crispy cereal is completely coated in the melted marshmallow mixture.
While the mixture is still warm fold in the chopped Easter candies. My favorite mix in are the Reese’s peanut butter eggs.
Step 3: Press into a pan, chill and cut into squares
Then, press the mixture into the baking pan. Use the spatula or an extra piece of parchment to compress the mixture.
Finally, allow the mixture to chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Then slice into 9 even squares and enjoy!
How to store rice krispies
Store these Easter rice krispie treats in an air tight container at room temp for up to 5 days.
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You can find the full recipe below. If you make this recipe, please rate and review it in the comments, or share it with me on Instagram!
- 15 marshmallow peeps (or 5oz regular marshmallows)
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 cups rice krispies
- 1/4 cup jelly beans
- 1/4 cup Cadbury mini eggs
- 1/4 cup cubed Reese’s eggs
- Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper. Heat butter in a large pot over low heat. Once the butter is melted add marshmallows to the pot and mix until melted into the butter.
- Pour the rice krispies into the pot with the melted marshmallow and toss with a spatula for combine. While warm fold in the Easter candies
- Press the mixture into the baking pan. Use the spatula or an extra piece of parchment to compress the mixture.
- Allow the mixture to chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Then slice into 9 even squares and enjoy!