With bright pastel colors, these Peeps Rice Krispies treats take one of the most iconic Easter candies and turns them into a must-have crunchy treat for spring.
‣ 10 purple peeps ‣ 10 pink peeps ‣ 10 blue peeps ‣ 2 cup mini marshmallows ‣ 3/4 cup unsalted butter, divided ‣ pastel food coloring, optional ‣ 16 cup Rice Krispies cereal, divided
Kick things off by putting each color of Peeps and the mini marshmallows in their own large microwave-safe bowls. Also add three tablespoons of butter into each bowl.
For best results, work on one bowl at a time. And to begin, pick the first color you’d like to work with – this will be the bottom layer of the treats. Heat the bowl in the microwave and stir the contents until the Peeps/marshmallow have melted into a smooth, uniform color.
Quickly add some of the Rice Krispies to the bowl, then use a spatula to toss and mix.
Add the Rice Krispies treat mixture to a parchment paper or aluminum foil lined 9x13 baking dish. Use a piece of parchment paper to gently press down so everything is an even layer.
Repeat the last three steps for the remaining three bowls, resulting in four total layers.