I found this brilliant beyond brilliant idea on Pinterest a couple weeks ago and knew I needed to try it for Easter! Not only is it super easy, but it includes one of my favorite Easter candy…PEEPS! (I love marshmallows so naturally Peeps are delish in my mind!)
Peeps Rice Krispie Treats
35 peeps (multiple colors)
6 cups of Rice Krispie cereal
3 tablespoons margarine (I use light to save some calories…always!)
Melt butter in large pot over low heat.
Once melted, place peeps in individual color sections in the pot (don’t mix colors until mixing with cereal).
Of course I bought enough Peeps so there’d be some leftover to munch on. 🙂
Cover and increase heat to medium-ish and allow peeps to melt for about 10 minutes, but make sure you check back often to ensure all peeps are melting and to make sure there’s no burning.
Once melted, combine all 6 cups of Rice Krispies and stir until well mixed.
Pour into 13×9 coated (with cooking spray) dish and press with buttered-fingers (if desired). Let cool before serving and/or cutting into shapes. Recipe adapted from here.
FINAL REVIEW: Simple and easy! No baking, only three ingredients! AND you can now buy Peeps at a HUGE discount because Easter is over. Definitely a fun twist on the regular ol Rice Krispie Treats, BUT not as good. I also wish they would have turned out a bit more colorful. Overall, a special treat that’s totally worth a try!
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