I quickly saw the ad of the Rice Krispies cereal the other day and remembered about those cereal Easter eggs you fill up with M&Ms. So this afternoon after Nico’s nap I decided to make some. Nico won’t eat them but he liked pouring everything in, stirring all of it and decorating them. Now for some odd reasons you can only find this technique/recipe on the .com site, the .ca has other full eggs. I used a mix of both recipes for this one.
You will need:
- 6 cups of puffed rice cereals
- 5 cups of mini marshmallows
- 3 tablespoons of butter or margarine
- Cooking spray
- Cake icing
- Popsicle stick (craft stick)
Using fairly big plastic eggs (the empty ones you can open) that I had sprayed with cooking spray first, I took 1/3 cup of the mix and divided it in the open plastic eggs, according to proportions of each side of the egg. My hand was greasy from the cooking spray so it didn’t stick to me at all. I pressed the mix in not too tight, then just pushed down my finger in it to create the hole, no being shy ;) Then I pressed the mixture against the edge to make it tighter and more compact/sturdy. I was able to fit 6 M&Ms in the hole of the taller part of the egg, flipped the holed bottom on top of it (It will pop out of the plastic egg) and pressed down on it gently to make it stick to the top. It lost its shape a little, but shaped it back with my fingers. I left them in the close egg and stuck them in the freezer for about 5 min, when I took them out they were hard and slipped right out, no problems. I was able to use the same egg, no worries about re-spraying. I put them in an open container in the fridge right away for a few hours before decorating, so they could stand the heat better and not get all soft. The flash freeze was only to get them hard quick, so we could un-mold them.
So after dinner, we did the decorating, we used icing and a craft stick. The idea was to put a dot of icing and stick an M&M on it. Nico had other plans, he wanted to cover the whole egg with icing (I guess me saying cover all the white paper all the time finally sunk in!), then he decorated it with some M&Ms and he did another one with non pareils (little rainbow balls).
After that he was done, but as you know toddlers don’t have their best time of the day after dinner so I’m happy he did 2 already. We don’t care for icing anyways, so better he didn’t do to many, lol.
We made them a few days before Easter, left them in the fridge and they taste fine still. If you wanna hide them for the hunt, I would wrap them in cling wrap
Why do you make the bottom hollow too? So you can shake the eggs and hear the M&Ms shake around.