Easter Cone Filled with Colored Rice Krispies

Description

A cute Easter treat perfect for a party, classroom celebration or just for fun!

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Ingredients

  • 6 cups of Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 3 TBS Butter
  • 10 oz bag Marshmallows or 4 cups of Mini Marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut.
  • Assorted food colors
  • Assorted Jelly Bellies or malted eggs or other small Easter candies
  • Whipped Marshmallow
  • Box of flat bottomed cones

Other Materials

  • Wooden Spoon to stir
  • Parchment Paper
  • Frosting or Icing (optional)

Steps

  • Tint coconut by placing 1/2 cup coconut into a small ziplock bag. In a very small dish put a 1/4 tsp water with one drop of dye. Add a second drop for darker tint. Add to ziplock and shake until coconut is tinted.
  • Melt margarine or butter in large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows.
  • When marshmallows are almost completely melted, add a drop of food coloring into melted marshmallows. Add a second drop if a darker color is desired. Remove from heat when marshmallows are completely melted.
  • Add Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.
  • Shape mixture into a ball. Mixture will make about 8 balls. (Adult only)
  • Place on top of each cone and press gently.
  • Frost the treats with about 2 tsp whipped marshmallow on the top and add small candies of your choice.
  • Drop a pinch of tinted coconut onto top where whipped marshmallow is showing.

Tips and Suggestions

  • Let Rice Krispies cool for about 30 seconds to one minute before handling. If you wait too long it will harden and be difficult to shape.
  • Spray hands with Pam or put a little butter on your fingers when shaping the nests.
  • For multiple colors, you might want to halve the recipe. 1/2 recipe will yield about 4 cones. If you cut the recipe in half, stir continuously so marshmallows and butter don't scorch.

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