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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fun and Tasty Easter Project:

I will admit that I have not tried this yet, it is on the agenda for Friday night but it sounds like it will be really easy and fun for the kids.
Who doesn't LOVE rice krispie treats? We end up adapting recipes/ideas each holiday and many times that includes rice krispie treats because they are easy to mold into just about anything and the kids LOVE them. So Easter will be no different, we will be making rice krispie treat Easter eggs filled with jelly beans (I am sure everyone had already seen this on the commercial...but just in case you haven't here you go). My kids with be easter egg hunting with my husbands cousin (5 years old) on Saturday and my cousins (6-10 years old) on Sunday so the plan is to make enough of these to bring for both days.

What you need:
Plastic Eggs
Jelly Beans
gel icing in pastel colors to decorate
rice krispie's
marshmallow
butter

Here is what you do:

Just make a basic rice krispie treat recipe (you can genrally find it on the rice krispie box if you need it) but essentially you melt down the butter and marshmallow, dump it into a bowl of rice krispie's and mix to combine.

Next you will mold the rice krispie treat mix in each half of the plastic eggs (so you will have 1/2 a rice krispie treat egg) do not fill it completely because you will be adding jelly beans on the inside)

Fill the inside of one half of the rice krispie treat egg with jelly beans

Take the other half of the rice krispie treat egg and stick the two halfs together.

You will will end up with a whole rice krispie treat egg that has jelly beans inside.

From here you will want to take the gel icing and decorate the egg to make it look like an easter egg.

It sounds like it will be fun. We made rice krispie treat Christmas Trees at Christmas time and the year old loved it. I am sure he will be just as excited to make the Easter eggs and it will be a fun treat to bring as we visit family this weekend.

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