- Holidays and Celebrations
Chocolate Covered Cereal Treats Recipe for Easter!
As a cook, mom and artist I just love recipes that cover all my titles. This is one of those. Holidays are definitely a time when I really don't want to cook something just to get it on the table. I want to spend time creating something special for and with my kids. I want to see them get excited about the holiday and create memories for them to cherish as much as the ones I have. I hope you have as much fun making these adorable eggs as my son and I did.
Cereal treats recipe
- 6 cups of puffed rice cereal of choice (rice krispies, cocoa pebbles, etc..)
- 5 cups mini marshmallows
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon butter (for greasing pan and hands)
You will also need...
- Cooking pot big enough for marshmallows
- large mixing bowl
- 13x9in pan
- mixing spoon
- Put your cereal into large mixing bowl, set aside.
- Use some of the 1 tablespoon butter to grease the bottom and sides of a 13x9in pan.
- Cook 4 tablespoons of butter and marshmallows in cooking pot over low heat until melted, stirring constantly.
- Pour melted marshmallows over cereal and stir until all cereal is sticking together.
- Plop your big gooey mess into the pan.
- Use remaining butter to grease your hands and those of any helpers. Press the cereal firmly into pan until even.
- Allow to cool before cutting. You can put it in the fridge for 20min to speed this up.
Time to make them fancy
You will need
- Egg shaped cookie cutter or you can cut an egg out of cardboard and use a sharp knife to trace it.
- heatproof medium mixing bowl
- Chocolate of choice (I think white looks better for Easter... but chocolate tastes better) One 12oz bag of chocolate chips should be plenty
- 1-2 Tablespoons of shortening
- Wax paper
- Frosting of choice
- Optional: food coloring for frosting, sprinkles, cake writing gel
Glimmer Twin Fan has a great hub all about cooking with chocolate!
- Start by adding two inches of water to your saucepan and bring just to a boil.
- While your waiting for it to boil cut out your egg shapes and stick toothpicks into the sides to form a handle while dipping them.
- Add your chocolate and shortening to your mixing bowl.
- Once the water starts to boil reduce heat to low and put your bowl of chocolate on top.
- Stir constantly until chocolate is melted.
- You can melt your chocolate in the microwave if you want, just be careful not to over-cook it.
- Once chocolate is melted dip and coat each egg, set on wax paper to cool. You can remove toothpicks as you go or when your done.
- Allow chocolate to harden, to speed this up you can put them in the fridge for 15 min.
If the kids haven't joined in yet, now's the time
Color your frosting if you want and spread over the tops. Use whatever edible decor you want. Now go crazy! Or not... but get creative and don't be afraid to make a mess ^_^