Rice Krispies Treats are the best, aren’t they? I’ve loved them since I was a kid when my mom would make a fresh batch. Whether they are homemade or purchased from the store, during the holidays I like to step it up a notch and make them extra fun. For Easter we love making Easter Bunny Rice Krispies Treats.
There are many variations to making these and I’ll share several of them (along with my favorite way). The best thing about these is that you can make them with different ingredients depending on what you have in the pantry.
(Originally published March 2012)
Easter Bunny Rice Krispies Treats
Rice Krispies Bunnies are adorable and easy to make! They’ll impress everyone and you can get the kids in the kitchen to help too.
Easter Bunny Types
As you can see from my photo above, we recently made chocolate Easter bunnies. This was a first for us as we had always made white Easter bunnies before. In fact, check out this photo below of my very first batch.
I’m grateful that my photography has gotten better over the years, but no matter what the treats are always TASTY!
So no matter the color bunny you want, no matter the types of decoration, and no matter whether you prefer the treats by themselves or on a popsicle/craft stick (less messy), they will be loved.
Rice Krispies Treats Supplies
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- Candy Melts: I love to work with Wilton Candy Melts. I prefer the White or Light Cocoa (that’s the brown featured in these photos).
Substitute: If you don’t have access to candy melts, use frosting (store bought or homemade). Chocolate frosting would work for the chocolate Easter bunnies. Vanilla or Cream Cheese frosting would work for not only the White Easter bunnies but to add food coloring to for the ears, mouth, etc.
- Rice Krispies Treats (store bought or homemade) – note that store bought ones that are individually packaged are perfect if you only want to make a few. If you want a larger or unique size, a great trick is to buy the Rice Krispies party size treat sheet!
- Wax Paper
- Small Ziploc-style bags for decorating/piping unless you have a piping bag
- If using frosting instead of candy melts, be sure to have some red/pink food coloring available to tint the white frosting.
- If making the treats on a stick, grab some Craft Sticks – I prefer a larger stick to the usual popsicle stick since it’s sturdier.
- Optional: Candy Eyes (sometimes I use these instead of piping dots on for eyes)
- If using Homemade Rice Krispie Treats, make sure they are completely cooled. You might want to make the night before.
Rice Krispie Treat Decorating Instructions:
OPTIONAL: Place one Craft Stick approximately halfway into an individual Rice Krispie Treat, already shaped into a rectangle.
Cover the Rice Krispie Treats in either Candy Melts or frosting. I leave the bottoms uncovered with it, but you can cover completely if you want.
Following the directions for your particular brand of Candy Melts, melt the White.
Coat the Rice Krispies Treats with White Candy Melts:
This can be tricky. I simply used a spoon to coat the Rice Krispie Treats on each side. I let excess drip off. A spoon really worked for me. Don’t melt the candy in a wide dish as it will be spread out too thin.
Place each treat to dry on wax paper.
Once the candy coat or frosting has dried on each treat, melt a small amount of Candy Melts for the ears/face or prepare frosting. Use food coloring or Candy Melts as necessary to get the color you want – white, brown, pink, red, etc.
Here’s Option 1 – White Bunny
Here’s Option 2 – Chocolate Bunny (using candy eyes)
To use a Ziploc Bag for Piping on the Face:
Spoon melted candy or frosting into a small ziploc-type bag for decorating. Cut a small tip off one corner of the Ziploc Bag to pipe or decorate easily (or use a professional bag).
Add a dot for the nose/mouth. Add dots for the eyes (or use candy eyes). Add long ovals for ears.
ENJOY the Easter Bunny Rice Krispies Treats!
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