This quick and adorable Easter egg from @mister_krisp‘s (aka Jessica Siskin’s) Treat Yourself!: How to Make 93 Ridiculously Fun No-Bake Crispy Rice Treats is a great last-minute and unexpected treat to take to an Easter celebration. And when everyone is out looking for hidden eggs, you can snack on this one.
Makes 1 egg, 11 inches tall
1 C batch
8 cups of cereal
6 cups of mini marshmallows
4 tablespoons of butter
5 drops turquoise and 5 drops white food coloring
Pink candy melts
Purple candy melts
Easter Egg Template (download here)
Round icing tip
- Mix the C batch recipe: In a large stockpot, melt the butter over low heat until it’s 80 percent melted, about 1 minute 20 seconds. Note: If the butter begins to sizzle, lower the heat. It should melt very slowly.
- Add the mini marshmallows and stir gently, coating them with melted butter, about 30 seconds.
- When the marshmallows are about 80 percent melted (when you can still see the individual marshmallow shapes but they are beginning to run together), add the blue and white food coloring. Stir for another 15 seconds and then turn off the heat.
- Stir gently until the color is well distributed but the marshmallows are still only about 80 percent melted, about 35 seconds (you should still be able to identify individual pieces within the melted ones). Note: If the marshmallows melt too much, the mixture will be too hot to handle—wait 1–2 minutes and then mold quickly!
- Add the cereal and mix well, until the marshmallows and cereal are fully combined, about 40 seconds. Do not overmix!
- Once the mixture is combined, coat the palms of your hands with cooking spray before handling it.
- Pour it onto the parchment-covered template on the work surface. Generously coat your hands with cooking spray. Use both hands to mold it into a dome-shaped oval. Shape it until the edges are smooth and the mixture begins to firm up, maintaining the rounded surface as you work.
- Using yellow icing with a round tip, draw a zigzag line across the egg, about one quarter down from the top, as shown.
- Still using the yellow icing with a round tip, draw a row of dots below the zigzag line. Press a candy melt into each dot of icing to adhere it to the egg.
- Continue to alternate rows of icing and candy melts, repeating Steps 2 and 3 as shown, until the egg is decorated.
For more recipes check out the book!
About the Book:
It all began with a giant cheeseburger-shaped rice crispy treat, created on a whim and posted online. Since then, Misterkrisp, aka food artist Jessica Siskin, has become an Instagram sensation with her joy-inducing, pop-culture-inspired treats. Treat Yourself! is the perfect answer for any cook, crafty food lover, or creative parent looking to make crowd-pleasing and personalized treats for birthdays, holidays, school events, and virtually every other occasion. With no baking required, these playful, visually dazzling sweets are simple enough for anyone to whip up.
Each of the 93 projects, arranged from Apple to Zebra, starts with a single base recipe. There are large, cake-sized treats to share and individual-sized treats perfect for bake sales and goody bags. Step-by-step instructions, vibrant illustrations, and downloadable templates ensure that anyone, with any level of skill, can turn out delicious, eye-catching creations: Lively designs for kids’ parties—Robot, Dinosaur, Crown, Balloons. A Cheeseburger. A Statue of Liberty. A Dancing Lady Emoji. And a sweet centerpiece for your next Super Bowl bash: a Football Stadium filled with sprinkle spectators. It’ll serve the neighborhood! Treats have never been so much fun or so doable.