easter egg brown butter rice krispies treats

Easter Egg Rice Krispies Treats with Brown Butter

Rice Krispies Treats are one of those classic snacks that bring back memories of childhood. Between the ooey-gooey marshmallow and the crispy, toasted rice cereal, it’s no wonder why these treats have remained a favorite. Keep reading to learn a fun Easter-themed twist on a classic dessert that takes them to a whole new level of deliciousness.

These Easter-themed brown butter Rice Krispies Treats offer the perfect sweet and nutty flavor. Perfect to serve for dessert on Easter.

10 min. Prep
20 min. Cook
30 min. Total
12 Servings





Melt the butter in a large pot over medium-low heat. Continue to cook the butter, stirring occasionally with a rubber spatula. Cook low and slow for about 5-7 minutes or until butter turns a light brown color and starts to smell nutty. 



Reduce the heat to low and add the mini marshmallows. Stir constantly until all marshmallows are melted and combined with the brown butter. 



Remove from the heat and stir in Rice Krispies cereal, 2 cups at a time, making sure all cereal is coated with the brown butter marshmallow mixture. 


Add in sprinkles and stir until evenly incorporated. 


Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper.

cooking spray

: Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or a few drops of oil first to avoid paper slipping.


Press the mixture firmly onto the prepared baking sheet, about ½ inch in thickness. 


Cool mixture at room temperature for 12-15 minutes. 



Using an egg shaped cookie cutter, begin cutting Rice Krispies treats.


: You can also print out an egg image onto a piece of paper, cut it out, and use it as a template while you trace and cut the egg shape out with a butter knife.

Whether you’re looking for a simple sweet snack or a dessert to bring to the next Easter get together, these Easter egg Rice Krispies Treats are an awesome choice. The brown butter really helps to elevate the treats by adding that rich, nutty flavor. And with the addition of fun sprinkles, they are as festive as they are yummy. Plus, who doesn’t love something on theme? It’s easy to mold this treat into the shape of Easter eggs or even bunnies if you want to take it to the next level.

These treats are a great option for busy college students who want a cost-effective dessert without spending too much time in the kitchen. If you don’t have access to a kitchen, this recipe works just as fine in a microwave too. Using a microwave safe bowl, simply melt the butter and marshmallows together. Add the Rice Krispies cereal, mix well, and spread onto a baking dish or plate. 

As college students, holidays can be a challenging time of the year to get through, especially if you are away from home. We may feel homesick and miss that warmth and comfort that comes from spending time with loved ones. But that doesn’t mean we can’t make the most of the holiday. These Easter egg Rice Krispies Treats are the perfect way to bring a little cozy piece of home into your dorm. Enjoy them on your own, or share them with friends, either way these treats are sure to put a smile on your face and help you feel a little more at home.

easter egg-themed brown butter rice krispies treats

When you make these treats, you won’t be just creating a yummy snack, you’ll be creating memories and new traditions that you can carry with you throughout your college years and beyond. So go ahead and get in the kitchen (or find access to a microwave) and whip up a batch of these Easter-themed brown butter Rice Krispies Treats and let them bring ultimate cozy vibes into your life this Easter season.

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