It’s the kind of Easter craft that’s too adorable for words, and we’re going to guess that’s probably why you pinned it in the first place. But unlike many Pinterest projects that turn out to be a heck of a lot harder than they seem, learning how to make Easter carrot Rice Krispies treats is blessedly easy. On the off chance that you may or may not have forgotten to put together an Easter treat for a family gathering or school event, you should be able to pull off these edible Easter carrots with a few ingredients from your cabinets.
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How to make Easter carrot Rice Krispie treats: Ingredients
- 6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Cereal
- 3 tbsp. butter
- 4 cups mini marshmallows
- Food coloring
- Edible Easter grass
- 6 oz. vanilla coating
- ½ cup white sprinkles
- Wilton Candy Cupcake Toppers
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How to make Easter carrot Rice Krispies treats: Tutorial
If you’re ready, then we are too. Gather up your ingredients, clear a space in your kitchen, and feel free to include your kids in on the fun. (Those little arms were made for mixing!) Like the traditional and ever-popular Rice Krispies treat, Easter carrot Rice Krispies treats take under 15 minutes to prepare. As an added bonus, we’ve included extra steps in the tutorial for cute and sweet Rice Krispies bunny tails that you can make with half of the batch ingredients.
When your project is complete, set your treats out as an edible centerpiece on a cake plate or serve as a personal-sized dessert after Easter dinner.
Let the fun begin:
1. Measure 4 cups of mini marshmallows. Set aside.
2. Measure 6 cups of rice cereal in a large bowl.
3. Melt butter on the stove on medium. Once melted, add the marshmallows. Stir consistently until marshmallows are completely melted and smooth. As soon as the mixture is ready, pour it over rice cereal and mix thoroughly.
4. Divide the mixture in half and add orange (or a few drops of yellow and a couple drops of red) to one half. Mix quickly before mixture begins to harden.
5. Roll the orange mixture into carrot shapes. Batch should yield about five carrots.
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6. Use a knife to make slits in the top of each carrot. Stick edible Easter grass into the slit and press around the edges until the grass is squeezed tight enough not to fall out.
7. Roll mixture that has been set aside (without food coloring) into balls.
8. In a small, microwave-safe dish, melt the vanilla coating 30 seconds at a time until completely melted. Stir after each 30-second interval. Dip the top of each ball into the melted vanilla coating, then sprinkle with the white sprinkles.
9. Dip the candy bunny tails and feet into the vanilla coating and stick on the side of the bunny ball bodies.
10. Plate up your treats with the remaining edible Easter grass and congratulate yourself on a job well done!
Correction: These treats look almost too good to eat.
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By Abby Fernandez
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