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Peeps Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats
Did you know that you could substitute regular marshmallows with Peeps Marshmallow Candies and make some colorful Peeps Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats? It’s true! Keep reading to see just how easy it is!
Love ’em or hate ’em, PEEPS are an absolute icon at Easter time. These fluffy, marshmallow treats come in an array of vibrant colors and are coated in a sugary outer layer. My family is split right down the middle and some of us like Peeps, others do not. I really love using Peeps for all sorts of different desserts, treats and decor during the Spring/Easter season. They are cheap, easily accessible, and they just look fun when on display. Make sure you check out our round up of Peeps Treats to make this Easter.
Today’s dessert idea will make a new addition to our list of Peeps treats! We love Rice Krispie Treats and, in fact, our version (nicknamed Weaver Dream Bars in our fam) are one of our go-to desserts to bring to parties. Check out that amazing, crowd-pleasing recipe right here.
Okay, now about these Peeps treats! Since Peeps are basically sugar coated marshmallows, they work great for this dessert. The finished treats end up being tinted with the colors of the Peeps.
Peeps Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats Ingredients
1/2 stick butter
3-4 small packs of Peeps
6 C Rice Krispies Cereal
How to make Peeps Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats
1. In a large pot, melt the butter over low to medium heat (be careful to not let it burn).
2. Add Peeps to the melted butter. Stir frequently as the Peeps start to melt. Again, be careful not to let them scorch or burn.
3. Once the Peeps have almost entirely melted, remove pot from heat and add Rice Krispies. Gently mix until the cereal is well-coated.
4. Transfer the marshmallow/cereal to a greased casserole dish. Press evenly into the dish.
5. Decorate with some rainbow sprinkles. Let sit until cooled, then cut and serve (or cut and place in an airtight container until you are ready to serve them).
They taste great, are fun looking, and are a great way to use up any surplus Peeps that you might have!
What are your favorite recipes to use with Peeps?
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