A little Wednesday “Norine” Trivia! (I know you’re excited!) I’ve spent most of my time in our church working with the young children….ages 18 months to 11 years old. I absolutely L.O.V.E. it! I can’t stress that enough. There is one day however, that I dread! Any guesses?
Yep, its Easter Sunday! Now don’t get me wrong…I love Easter and EVERYTHING it represents. I am specifically talking about working with 90 children who have just eaten half the candy aisle from Wal-Mart and are now on a Sugar High the likes of which would put any drug addict to shame!
On Easter Sunday… precious little boys pastel neck ties are now the “pirate swag” of Johnny Depp, and their belts the whips of Indiana Jones! Those pretty pastel fluffy dresses are every little girls dream ballerina twirling outfit! Without warning, at any given moment, a promising Prima Ballerina will stand and pirouette, starting an impromptu competition from the other aspiring prima ballerina’s. It’s truly precious! Needless to say there’s a LOT of praying that happens on Easter Sunday!
You’d think with all that mayhem I would take a stance and not be a contributor…what can I say? I love Pirates, Explorers, and Ballerina’s!
This year I wanted something really fun and festive for Easter Treats! It also had to be SUPER YUMMY! I love chewy gooey Rice Krispie Treats. The homemade kind! Plus they are “no bake” and “low mess”! So, I came up with this really easy cute Easter Treat. Your kiddo’s could even help you make these. (If they do…just remember…Sanity is HIGHLY over-rated!)
If you follow this recipe exactly, you will end up with the PERFECT gooey Rice Krispie Treat! So let’s get started…
In a large pan melt 4 Tablespoons of butter. (Yes! I know I need a new pan! This is our old “popcorn pan” because I believe popcorn should be made over a flame and not nuked!)
Add in 6 cups of regular mini marshmallows. (Be sure to drop a few on the counter top so you can taste test their freshness! Quality Control is very important! lol) Stir over medium heat.
Continue stirring until smooth and melty! (That’s a word right? Melty?) Add in 1 Tablespoon of Milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. This will add extra flavor and make the marshmallow mixture even creamier! Score!!!
Mix until well blended and super-duper creamy.
Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool for 1 minute. Add in 2 cups of pastel mini marshmallows and stir until they’re just beginning to melt, but are not completely melted. This is going to give you little pockets of happiness!!! Okay, okay, okay…it’s going to give you little pockets of gooey creamy marshmallow! This is extremely important! Why you may ask? When you bend your Rice Krispie Treat in half, it must have the stringy marshmallow bridge of delight! If you don’t believe me ask Mr. Wonka! That’s all I’m going to say about that!
Pour the marshmallow mixture over your 6 cups of Rice Krispie Cereal and mix until well blended.
Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan and spread evenly. Can you see the little bits of unmelted marshmallow? I love the hint of pastel spring colors this adds. (I love making food that makes me feel like I’m getting my crafty on!)
Tip: I spray my hands with cooking spray… (Sometimes I even spray my face so it’s glistening and it’s looks like I’ve been working hard all day!) Oops…back to the recipe… and gently push the mixture around until even. Do NOT pack it down too tightly! This isn’t your junior high school bra! lol
Set your Rice Krispie Treats aside for now.
In a small, microwave safe dish, add 1 cup of white chocolate chips and 1/2 Tablespoon of Vegetable oil. Place in microwave at 50% power for 3 minutes. Cooking times may vary depending on your Microwave. That’s kind of like “Objects may appear larger in the mirror than they really are!” I swear EVERY mirror in my house has that problem!
Remove from the Microwave and stir until smooth and melted.
Drizzle half the melted white chocolate over the top of the Rice Krispie Treats using a spoon. This going to help the marshmallows adhere to the top of the Rice Krispie Treats.
Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups of mini pastel marshmallows over the top of the drizzled chocolate. Gently press them down.
Drizzle the remaining melted white chocolate over the top of the marshmallows to help secure them in place. Sprinkle with Wilton Easter Sprinkles. I used the green grass with colored eggs. You can use any sprinkles you want.
Allow the Rice Krispie Treats to “set up” for about an hour. You can place the pan in the refrigerator to help set the melted chocolate faster. I just let mine set out on the counter for an hour. Cut into squares.
Since these are “special treats” I placed mine in individual Cello bags tied with darling pastel lavender ribbon I found at Wal-Mart for .99 a spool!
These treats turned out exactly how I envisioned them when I dreamed up this recipe. The best part…I was worried they’d be “too sweet”…Nope! They’re perfectly perfect!
I know I said I came up with these for the “kids”… but I say you’re only as old as you think you are! I know I’d love a basket filled with these colorful fun and delicious confections!
Thanks for stopping by my Nest! It’s always fun to visit and I hope you like these fun Easter Rice Krispie Treats as much as I do! I’d love to have you join me on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter too! Until next time…have a Fantastic Day!
Oh and you can find this recipe on Meal Plan Monday by clicking right HERE!
Hugs from Nest to Yours…