Monday, March 30, 2015

It's Easter time!

It's Easter week!  That means no school, lots of messes, a little bit of a headache and mostly lots of FUN.  I've got a few Easter themed projects in mind for the week and the best of intentions to get them up on the blog!

We kicked off the week with a super simple (and tasty) one this weekend.  We call them Krispie eggs.
This is quick, delicious, festive and definitely toddler friendly!

All you need are those plastic eggs that the easter bunny keeps leaving you (if you're like us you've accumulated WAY too many) and the ingredients for some good old fashioned Rice Krispie treats (that's butter, marshmallows and Rice Krispies).  We added some spring colored non-pareils to make these look extra festive!

Here's how to make these cute Krispie eggs!

Butter the insides of your plastic eggs (it made about 18 small eggs) and set aside
Melt 3 Tbs butter in a saucepan over low heat.
Add 40 large marshmallows and continue to stir over low heat until completely melted.
Remove from heat and add 6 cups Rice Krispies (and non-pareils if you choose).
Stir well, until completely combined and very sticky.

Once you've got your super gooey goodness ready, just shove it into the eggs!  You want them pretty full, but they need to be able to close.  It's super simple - my 3 year old was great at it.
To make things easier and prevent way to much stickiness, dip your fingers in water before touching the krispie goo.  It really helps.

Leave the Krispie goo in the eggs until completely cool, then open up the eggs to reveal your treats!  
So cute, so tasty.  I bet we'll make these again before Easter!