Easter Krispie Treats with Peeps and M&Ms

Easter Krispie Treats with M&Ms and Peeps

Honestly… I’m cringing a little posting this recipe. And I know that my reasons are silly and vain, but they’re there all the same.

These rice krispie treats are delicious and super cute (plus totally easy to throw together as all krispie treats are, bless their hearts) but….

*whiny voice* omg you guys….. these photos!

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I shot these pre-Daylight Savings and pre-New Camera. And it was also at the end of a very long day, and I remember just not caring if my lighting was awful or not. Turns out– it was awful. Horrendously awful, actually.

I did the best I could in editing, but I’m so sad that these photos don’t do these cute little treats the justice they deserve!

Easter Krispie Treats with M&Ms and Peeps

I know. Like I said… vain and silly. And really, I guess they’re not all that bad. But just promise you’ll trust me when I say that those cute, colorful speckled M&M eggs really POP with a lot more color than what you’re seeing here!

Speckled Egg M&Ms are probably my favorite Easter candy. I know that’s pretty bold, considering Easter also brings around the Reese’s Egg, Cadbury Mini Eggs, and Robin Eggs. And while I love those other candies too (all definitely in my top 5), I just love those cute little speckled M&Ms. And I like the size of them– I wish M&Ms came in egg form year-round (although the Megas are admittedly pretty close).

I think they are seriously rock stars in this recipe. The egg-shaped M&Ms add such an awesome texture. As does the marshmallow Peep on top! For me, texture is really what these rice krispie treats are really all about (aside from being adorable, of course). There’s so much soft and chewy with crunchy and crispy– which makes it impossible to stop at only one! You just can’t keep yourself from going back for more. I had to send these out the door ASAP!

Side note– imagine how sweet these would be with little chick peeps on top?! Seriously. It’s just too much Easter cuteness to even handle. Totally doing it.

Easter Krispie Treats

The egg-shaped M&Ms add such an awesome texture. As does the marshmallow Peep on top! For me, texture is really what these rice krispie treats are really all about (aside from being adorable, of course). There's so much soft and chewy with crunchy and crispy-- which makes it impossible to stop at only one!

Ingredients:

10 ounces miniature marshmallows

1/4 cup butter

5 cups rice krispie cereal

1 cup M&Ms (speckled eggs)

1/2 cup white melting wafers (like Ghirardelli or Wilton's), melted

9 Peeps

Directions:

Line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper or foil (if using foil, spray lightly with cooking spray). Set aside.

In a large microwave safe bowl, heat the marshmallows and butter in the microwave for 90 seconds. Stir until marshmallows are melted and smooth.

Add the cereal. Use a large spatula to mix until all the cereal is coated in the marshmallow mixture. Gently fold in the M&Ms.

Press the krispie mixture into the lined baking dish gently until level.

Let cool for at least 30 minutes (quick set in the refrigerator or freezer). Once the marshmallow has cooled and set, cut the krispies into 9 squares.

Drizzle the melted white wafers over each of the krispie treats and top with a Peep. Allow candy to cool and harden before serving or packaging.

 

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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.