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If you're looking for the perfect snack for a child's birthday, this is it. Rice Krispie Dinosaur Eggs are adorable and perfect. Your kids will love them! Honestly, most adults will love them too.
How to Make Rice Krispie Dinosaur Eggs
Rice Krispie Dinosaur eggs are simple 4 ingredient no bake treats. You only need rice krispies cereal, food coloring, butter and marshmallows. This dessert can be whipped up in 15 - 20 minutes. It is the perfect addition for kids birthday parties or a kitchen craft time with your kids.
This recipe is so simple and easy that it's a blast to make. We'll be using some of the same techniques we've learned in our Colored Rice Krispie Treats recipes, as well as our Rice Krispie Balls or Rice Krispie Eyeballs recipes.
We made small purple and green egg shaped treats for our version here. But you can let your imagination run a little with these if you want. Here are some other ideas you may want to try out:
- Add Sprinkles - for speckled or spotted eggs, you can add sprinkles into the mixture.
- Use Colored Candy Melts: Instead of using food coloring, make original treats and then dip them with candy melts.
- Use a cookie Cutter: we shaped ours by hand for 3D eggs. But you could get an egg shaped cookie cutter and make flat eggs as well.
- Use Different colors - we did purple and green because, Barney. But, you could do any colors for your dinosaur eggs.
- 6 Cups Rice Krispies Cereal
- 16 oz of Jet Puff Marshmallows
- 4 Tbs Salted Butter
- (optional) non-stick canola oil spray
- Food Coloring
Start by gathering up your supplies and ingredients. Then, before starting, make sure to pre-grease your pan, spatula and bowl. The marshmallow mixture gets super sticky.
You can use butter or a cooking spray to grease things with. The butter tends to take a bit longer, but has a better flavor. The cooking spray is easier to get a good solid coat on everything quickly with.
Note: We are making two colors of treats, so you can either make one full batch of each color, or you can split your ingredients in half and make half batches of each color.
Your first step is to melt your butter together with your marshmallows. You can do this one of two ways. Either melt them in the microwave or on the stove.
To Melt on the stove:
- Take out a large stock pot and put it on your stove top.
- Add your butter to the pot and turn the heat up to low.
- Use a spatula to stir the butter until it has melted completely.
- Add in a full bag of marshmallows. We prefer Jet Puff Marshmallows because they are consistent in texture and flavor, but you can honestly use any marshmallows you like.
- Stir the marshmallows and butter together until you have a big, melted marshmallow mix.
To Melt in the microwave:
Making treats in the microwave is easy and takes about ¼ of the time that the stove does. However, you don't have quite as much control over how much heat the marshmallows get.
- Add butter and marshmallows to a bowl that is safe for microwave use.
- Toss it into the microwave for 30 - 60 seconds (note: if doing a half batch, start with 30 seconds as it will melt faster).
- Take it out and stir.
- Toss back into the microwave heating and stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
Once you have your melted marshmallows, you will want to get out your food coloring. We prefer to use green and purple like we used in our Green Rice Krispie Treats and Purple Rice Krispie Treats recipes. But you can use any color you like.
Add the food coloring into the melted marshmallows and stir until you achieve the color you desire.
Now that you have a colorful melted marshmallow mess, get out your Rice Krispies cereal. Measure out six cups and dump them directly into the marshmallows. Use your spatula to stir until everything is mixed together completely.
Sometimes the cereal will cause the color to dull a bit. If that happens, feel free to add more food coloring into the batter at this point.
Take your marshmallow batter and dump it into the bottom of your baking pan. Use your spatula to spread the batter evenly across the bottom of the pan until it is completely flat.
Now set your pan of Rice Krispie Treats to the side and allow them to cool. This usually takes about ½ an hour, but you can speed the process up a little bit if you stick in the fridge or even the freezer.
Now that your Rice Krispie Treats have completely cold, it is time to cut them. Take out a sharp knife and cut them into one by one inch squares. Do this for the entire pan.
Once all of your treats are cut, you'll want to take each one individually and mold them in your hands until they are in an egg shape. This is similar to how we made the Rice Krispie balls just a little bit different shape.
Continue to do this until all treats are egg shaped. You can repeat the entire process for as many colors as you like.
Serve to your kids and watch them go crazy!
Rice Krispie Dinosaur Eggs
- 9x13 Pan
- Large mixing bowl
- 6 Cups Rice Krispies
- 3 tablespoon Salted Butter
- 16 oz Marshmallows
- food coloring
- Add the butter & marshmallows in a bowl and melt them together. This can be done in the microwave or on the stove top.
- pour in food coloring, if making colored eggs
- add in Rice Krispies and mix thoroughly
- Spread the mixture into a greased pan with a greased spatula.
- Allow mixture to cool (about 30 minutes)
- cut into 1 x 1 squares
- roll each tiny square into an egg shape
- serve and enjoy