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
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.
Without further ado, let’s get to the recipe!
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 medium. 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, buttery marshmallow mix.
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.
You will now need to take out your 9 x 13 baking pan and baking spray. We like to use canola oil, but any flavorless baking spray will do just fine. Use that spray to coat the inside walls and bottom of the baking pan.
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 1/2 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
- 9×13 Pan
- Large mixing bowl
- 6 Cups Rice Krispies
- 3 Tbsp 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