Here’s a special Easter-themed treat that’s quick and easy enough to make with your kids. Remember to put the marshmallow chicks, bunnies or whatever in the freezer the night before — no, you won’ t be melting them down to hold the Rice Krispie squares together. And they’ll need to be firm to keep standing up in a pan of hot melted marshmallows. This recipe comes from the Big Mill Bed and Breakfast in Williamston, North Carolina, known not only for its great food and comfort, but for its peaceful setting with 200 acres to explore. If you can’t get there for a visit, try this recipe!
Rice Krispies Treats with PEEPS
4 Tablespoons butter
10 oz. pkg. Marshmallows (about 40) or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
Optional: 1 Tablespoon marshmallow cream for glue
Freeze PEEPS overnight.
Grease a 9″ x 13″ baking pan or dish and set aside. In a large saucepan,
melt 3 tablespoons butter over low heat. In a small pan melt remaining 1
tablespoon butter (this is your glue) or you can use marshmallow cream.
Add marshmallows to the large pan and stir until melted. Add Rice Krispies
and stir until coated. Remove from heat. Using a greased spatula, press the
marshmallow-Rice Krispie mixture into the greased pan. It is really
Press the frozen PEEPS on top, spacing each PEEP about 1 1/2″ apart. Allow
to cool and cut into 12 squares with PEEPS in the middle. Best served the