Shaped Easter Rice Krispies treats: Bunnies, eggs & more with a how-to from the ’80s

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Ready for Easter? Give the holiday a retro-style boost that’s just as delicious today by making these cleverly-shaped Easter Rice Krispies treats!

These bunnies, eggs & springtime cutouts are so easy to make. Find out how here.

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Easter Rice Krispies treats Bunnies, eggs more ideas 1982 (2)

Start with this famous Marshmallow Treats recipe
Easter Rice Krispies treats Bunnies, eggs more ideas 1982 (3)

Easter Rice Krispies treats

Yield: 24 squares, 2 x 2 inches
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter
  • 1 pkg (10 oz, about 40) regular marshmallows or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 5 cups Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal


  1. Melt margarine in large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
  2. Cook over low heat 3 minutes longer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  3. Add Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well-coated.
  4. Using a buttered spatula or waxed paper [or parchment paper], press mixture evenly into buttered 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan.
  5. Cut into squares when cool. To make other shapes, see directions [below].


Note: Best results are obtained when using fresh marshmallows.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 48mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

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How to make Rice Krispie treat bunnies, eggs & springtime cutouts

FIND OUT MORE: The original Rice Krispies Treats recipe & their delicious history

To make bunnies

For 7-inch bunny, prepare one recipe of Marshmallow Treats. Using buttered hands, shape 3 1/2 cups of warm mixture for body and 2 cups of mixture for head. Join head and body with toothpicks.

Shape remaining mixture into balls for cotton tail and paws. Attach to body with toothpicks.

Make ears from colored paper. Cut 2 slits in head to attach ears. Decorate as desired. Note: Recipe can be shaped into two smaller bunnies.

To make eggs

Portion warm Marshmallow Treats mixture using 1/2 cup dry measure.

With buttered hands, shape into eggs. Frost or decorate as desired. Makes 10 eggs.

To make springtime cutouts

Press warm Marshmallow Treats mixture into buttered shallow pan in a layer about 1/2 inch thick.

When slightly cooled, cut into springtime shapes, or use your favorite cookie cutters. Frost or decorate as desired.

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Easter Rice Krispies treats Bunnies, eggs & more (1982)

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