Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Fun :)

Has anyone seen the Easter Rice Krispies commercial? The one with the mom and her two kids making Easter egg shaped rice krispies with the M&M's on the inside as their surprise treat? Well, thinking that these 'Hidden Surprise Easter Egg Treats' would be somewhat as simple to make as the commercial made it seem, Larry's mother and grandmother wanted to attempt this...warning: this is not as simple as it looks!

Here are all the goodies we started off with...the essentials: Rice Krispies, marshmallows and butter...along with our fun "hidden treasure" candy as well as icing, dipping chocolate and sprinkles!

First step, melting down the marshmallows...After this it gets nothing but messy!

Though we were having fun, mom, grandma and I weren't having too much luck with molding these krispie eggs, so Larry stepped in... 

 Larry was apparently the professional as he had the idea that seemed to work the best!
The trick is to try and let them cool/dry IN the plastic eggs for as long as you can to keep the shape, NOT to remove them like the directions call for. The only problem with this is that it takes up a LOT of your plastic eggs!

 All the different size eggs we used!

  The krispies seemed to be holding well at first when we took them out of the eggs...then as they slowly dried some of them slowly fell apart haha

This is one of the few that managed to keep shape! :)

 This is one of the eggs that DIDN'T keep shape...mom turned it into a Peep home.:)

 Eventually we just made cupcake krispies! Yum!


 Beware: you will have lots of plastic eggs to clean!!

 The following evening once they were completely cooled and dried we got to decorating. 
Make sure your pup doesn't help like Bailey tried to do!  

 Melted chocolate, icing, sprinkles, Reeses minis, jellybeans, skittles, M&M's, Peeps and more!

 These are some sweet treats!

 Though they were a task, they were fun to make and turned out super cute!


Once we got home EARLY Easter morning we were greeted with our Easter goodies on our bed from Larry's mom, as she puts a basket together for us every year. Instead of baskets this year, she used what she had on hand--butter containers! We had a little note waiting for us when we got home that night--it was so sweet. I proceeded to eat a few candies at 1:30am. :)

John and Ashley with their Easter baskets
Larry and I's Easter baskets

For lunch on Easter we went to my grandmothers and ate on the back porch. It was a gorgeous day and it was so nice to spend quality time with my family for a few hours.

For dinner we ate with Larry's family. That meant round 2 of amazing food as well as taste testing our krispie treats which were YUMMY! This was an amazing Easter and I'm so grateful to have two amazing families.



Christina said...

Yum, rice crispys :) I love those!

Your top is cute in the pictures, where did you find it?

Meredith said...

i saw that commercial and thought "no way." but it does work! i'm a HUGE rice krispy treat fan so yum! love it:)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow they turned out so cute and it looked like it was such a fun family thing to do! Really like your blog. Glad I found it!!