Rice Krispies Peanut Butter Eggs
So have you tested out either of the first two Rice Krispies Treats recipes yet (Easter Baskets or Ice Cream Sandwiches)? Or are you waiting on this one to decide which one to test out for yourself? I hope you are seeing at least one that your family will enjoy.
Today I have a Rice Krispies Treats recipe that doesn’t involve the freezer! *GASP* I know, what am I thinking?
This recipe was the brainstorming of myself and a few friends. Even though it isn’t a freezer recipe it does still represent who I am, a mom, always looking for creative ways to entertain the kiddos. And this is the “Buckeye” version of Rice Krispies Treats. And since I hail from the great state of Ohio it seemed only appropriate that this be in the mix!
I hope you and your family enjoy creating these and gobbling them up! (Be careful, they are rich!)
Tricia @ onceamonthmeals.com
- 1 batch Rice Krispies Treats
- 6 oz packaged powdered sugar
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter (divided)
- .33 teaspoons vanilla
- .125 teaspoons salt
- 12 oz milk chocolate chips
- 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter (for melting chocolate)
- 14 jumbo plastic Easter Eggs
- 14 bamboo skewers
- Butter spray
- Chocolate Chips
- Colored Sugar
- Colored Icing
Blend sugar, 1/2 cup of peanut butter, margarine, salt and vanilla until smooth. Shape into 1 inch balls. Set Aside.
Prepare one batch of Rice Krispies Treats, adding 1/2 cup of peanut butter to the melted marshmallows before adding Rice Krispies. Stir. Using butter spray, spray the inside of 14 Jumbo Easter Eggs. Fill the plastic Easter Eggs with the Rice Krispies Treats mixture, leaving enough room to place the peanut butter ball. Insert peanut butter ball and close egg. Set aside for an hour or refrigerate to to allow Rice Krispies Treats to set faster.
In a microwave safe bowl, place the chocolate, then add 4 Tablespoons butter on top in center. Microwave on medium for 2 minutes, then stir. Continue microwaving on medium for 30 seconds to 1 minute more, until chocolate and butter are all melted, stirring frequently.
When set, remove Rice Krispies Treats from egg. Place a bamboo skewer into them. Dip them in melted chocolate covering thoroughly and place them on a sheet of wax paper to cool. Decorate with sprinkles at this point if you would like. Allow to harden at room temperature or in refrigerator. After chocolate has set, you may continue decorating eggs with icing. Serve.
These may be frozen after decorating or chocolate has set. Place them in a gallon freezer bag for storage. Thaw before serving.
AND VOTING for your favorite Rice Krispies Treat recipe from the three (Peanut Butter Eggs, Easter Baskets or Ice Cream Sandwiches) over in the right side bar before midnight on 3/28/10 – I need your HELP!