Easy to make, brilliantly colored rice krispie treats? Yes please! These Peeps Rice Krispie Treats are so fun with their multi colored layers.
Whether you’re a huge peep fan or not, these Peep Rice Krispie Treats are sure to dazzle your eyes and your taste buds.
How to Make Peeps Rice Krispie Treats
However, a fun and easy way to also add color to your rice Krispie Treats is by making Peeps Rice Krispie Treats. These are super fun Easter themed Rice Krispie Treats to make. Check out these additional Easter Rice Krispie Treat ideas.
If you know how to make rice krispie treats, then you should be able to make these with no problem. Even if you’ve never made rice krispie treats before, these are so easy to make.
Pro Tip for making Rice Krispie Treats with Peeps
For these rice krispie treats made with peeps, we will be substituting regular marshmallows with Peeps. One thing to be aware of is that the Peeps are a little more difficult to work with than regular marshmallows.
I used this four pack of colored Peeps – you will need several packs of each color is you are making a full batch.
The Peeps are a bit harder to start with and you have to melt them just right so that you can work with the mixture. I also found they tend to harden a bit after than regular marshmallows, so be ready to use them right after they’re done melting.
First you need to divide up your ingredients.
You’ll want to take your butter and divide it into however many colors of peeps you are using. In this case, I used 4, so I divided the butter into 4 and stuck each piece in a separate dish.
Toss each color peeps into a separate dish (where you’ve already added you butter in step one above).
Melt your peeps and butter together. For this recipe I used the microwave since there were four different batches that needed to be melted. It just made it faster and easier.
Since these are layered, I melted one color of peeps at a time.
Immediately mix in one quarter of your rice krispie cereal to your peep and butter mixture. Make sure that the mixture is evenly coated with marshmallows.
Get your mixture spread out into a pan. It will be fairly sticky, so make sure that you’re using a greased pan and spatula to spread it.
Repeat steps two through four for each of your peep colors. Layering them one on top of the other in your pan.
Allow your treats to cool for about 30 minutes or so and then cut and enjoy!
Peeps Rice Krispie Treats
- 9×13 Pan
- 4 small microwave safe bowls
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 4 tbsp Salted Butter
- 4 ox Pink Peeps
- 4 oz Blue Peeps
- 4 oz Yellow Peeps
- 4 oz Purple Peeps
- Divide butter into 1 tbsp sections and add them to the four microwave safe bowls.
- Add one color of Peeps to each of the bowls of butter.
- Microwave the first bowl of Peeps and butter until they are fully melted. Do this in 30 – 60 second intervals, checking and stirring before adding more time.
- When melted, add in 1.5 cups of the Rice Krispies cereal and thoroughly stir.
- Spread the mixture into your greased 9×13 pan.
- Repeat with the other three colors of Peeps, layering each color on top of the previous.
- Let everything cool for around 30 minutes, cut and eat.