Cadbury Egg Rice Krispie Treats

Published Date: March 23, 2023

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Cadbury Egg Rice Krispie Treats stacked on top of each other on parchment paper.

Cadbury Egg Rice Krispie Treats are made with pretzels, mini Cadbury eggs, and edible decorations making for a salty, sweet Easter treat! Takes only 15 minutes to prep a dozen treats!

Bring another easy yet sweet Easter dessert to the holiday dinner by making this Cadbury Fudge that’s made with creme eggs! Kids and adults alike will love it!

Cadbury Egg Rice Krispie Treats stacked on top of each other on parchment paper.

Grab a bag of mini Cadbury eggs and your favorite easter sprinkles to make these Cadbury Egg Rice Krispie Treats! The chewy yet crunchy treats will be a crowd-pleasing dessert that’s perfect for the holiday dinner or as a quick snack leading up to Easter!

What To Expect When Biting Into These Easter Rice Krispie Treats!

Taste: These treats are made with salty pretzels, sweet marshmallows, and chocolaty Cadbury mini eggs! Giving this easter dessert a deliciously sweet and salty combination that we all love!

Texture: Thanks to the extra marshmallows and butter in these rice Krispie treats, they come out perfectly soft and chewy! The pretzels and outer shell of the chocolate eggs add a satisfying crunch to each bite!

Easter Cadbury Egg Rice Krispie Treats on a piece of parchment paper.

Fun And Festive Edible Easter Decorations!

Every holiday tastes better when there are festive desserts such as this one to be enjoyed. That’s why these rice Krispie treats get dressed up with lots of fun toppings!

Though this Easter Rice Krispie Treat recipe does get a fun finish, it’s still super quick and easy to make! Simply drizzle melted white chocolate and colored Wilton candy melts over the treats.

Then while the melted chocolate is still wet, sprinkle on crushed mini Cadbury eggs, and fun easter themed sprinkles! This way, the decorations secure nicely to the treats as the melted chocolate hardens.

Easter Cadbury Egg Rice Krispie Treats on a piece of parchment paper.

Helpful Tips To Make The Best Cadbury Egg Rice Krispie Treats

  • Salted Butter – Typically, when making sweet treats, you opt to use unsalted butter and then add in additional salt to have more control of the recipe. However, in rice Krispie recipes, I like to use salted butter because I prefer the salty, buttery taste that combines with all the sweetness!
  • Reserve Marshmallows – When making homemade rice Krispie treats, I always reserve extra marshmallows instead of melting all of them. I then mix in the reserved marshmallows when I add in the pretzel pieces and Cadbury eggs. This allows for pockets of marshmallowy goodness to be hidden throughout the treats!
  • Cadbury Eggs – To chop up the Cadbury eggs for the topping, you can crush them in a Ziploc bag by using a kitchen mallet or rolling pin. Or you can carefully cut them up using a knife or a nut chopper.
  • Gently Press – When transferring the rice Krispie mixture into a pan, you want to do so gently! If they’re pressed in too hard, they’ll become compacted, leaving you with tough treats. I also like to first coat my hands with non-stick cooking spray to prevent the mixture from sticking to my hands while I press the treats in.
Step by step photo collage showing how to make easter cadbury egg rice krispie treats.

There are so many delicious possibilities when it comes to adding a tasty twist to Rice Krispie Treats! If you love this Cadbury Egg version, you’ll also want to check out my Biscoff Rice Krispies Treats or Circus Animal Rice Krispie Treats!

Both treats are easy-to-make recipes that deliver a handheld dessert everyone will enjoy! For another sweet treat that’s also easy to serve, try these Old Fashioned Graham Cracker Bars or Easy No Bake Pretzel Cookies!

Storage Instructions For Cadbury Egg Rice Krispie Treats

These treats are actually best when enjoyed the same day they’re made. However, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Any longer than that, and the treats may become hard.

Cadbury Egg Rice Krispie Treats on a yellow plate.

Can I Make This Recipe With Easter M&Ms Instead Of Mini Cadbury Eggs?

Yes! To make these rice Krispie treats with M&Ms, I’d recommend gently stirring them in last, right before the mixture is transferred to the baking dish.

This will prevent the color of the M&Ms from bleeding throughout the mixture.

How Do I Neatly Cut These Rice Krispies Treats?

I’ve found that the best way to cut homemade rice Krispies treats neatly is first to wait until they’re completely cooled. Next, I spray a large knife with non-stick cooking spray, as this will prevent the treats from sticking to it as they’re cut.

Why Did My Cadbury Egg Rice Krispie Treats Turn Out Hard?

It’s possible that the marshmallow mixture was overcooked. It’s important to heat the ingredients just until they’re smooth!

Another possible reason for hard rice Krispie treats is that they may have been pressed too hard into the baking dish. This results in compacted treats that are hard to chew. Instead, gently press them into the baking dish!

Cadbury Egg Rice Krispie Treat pulled apart showing the gooey marshmallow.
Cadbury Egg Rice Krispie Treats stacked on top of each other on parchment paper.

Cadbury Egg Rice Krispie Treats

Cadbury Egg Rice Krispie Treats are made with pretzels, mini Cadbury eggs, and edible decroations making for a salty, sweet Easter treat! Takes only 15 minutes to prep a dozen treats!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easter rice krispie treats
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 342kcal

EQUIPMENT

  • Large pot
  • 9×13-inch baking pan
  • parchment paper

INGREDIENTS

Rice Krispie Treats

  • ½ cup salted butter melted
  • 12 ounces mini marshmallows divided
  • 7 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • cups tiny pretzel twists broken up into large pieces
  • 1 cups Mini Cadbury Eggs divided

Optional Toppings

  • Mini Cadbury eggs roughly chopped
  • ½ cup ghirardelli vanilla melting wafers
  • ½ cup wilton candy melts pastel colors
  • Sprinkles

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Line a baking pan with parchment paper and set it aside. You can squeeze the parchment paper up into a ball then run it under water and gently dry it off, this will make it more flexible and easier to work with. The parchment paper will make it easier to remove the rice krispies treats and transfer to a cutting board.
  • Melt the ½ cup salted butter in a large pot over low heat.
  • Set 1½ cups of marshmallows aside for later. Add the rest of the 12 ounces mini marshmallows to the pot with the melted butter and continue to melt on low heat, stirring constantly until smooth.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and fold in the 7 cups Rice Krispies cereal, broken up 1½ cups tiny pretzel twists, 1 cups Mini Cadbury Eggs, and the mini marshmallows that were set aside earlier. Fold together until evenly distributed and coated in the melted marshmallow mixture.
  • Gently spread the Rice Krispies mix into an even layer in the baking pan with a rubber spatula. Do not press it in too hard otherwise it will result in hard to eat treats.
  • Melt the ½ cup ghirardelli vanilla melting wafers and ½ cup wilton candy melts separately in microwavable piping bags on a low setting, massaging the bag every 30 seconds, until fully melted.
  • Drizzle over the prepared Rice Krispies treats and then immediately top with additional chopped Mini Cadbury eggs and Sprinkles.
  • Allow it to cool on the counter for 30 minutes to 1 hour before cutting into squares.

NOTES

  • How To Store: These rice krispie treats are best eaten the same day, but you can store leftovers in an airtight container on the counter for up to 2 days. I do not recommend refrigerating them as they will harden.
  • Can I Make This Recipe With Easter M&Ms Instead Of Mini Cadbury Eggs? Yes! To make these rice Krispie treats with M&Ms, I’d recommend gently stirring them in last, right before the mixture is transferred to the baking dish. This will prevent the color of the M&Ms from bleeding throughout the mixture.
  • How Do I Neatly Cut These Rice Krispies Treats? I’ve found that the best way to cut homemade rice Krispies treats neatly is first to wait until they’re completely cooled. Next, I spray a large knife with non-stick cooking spray, as this will prevent the treats from sticking to it as they’re cut.
  • Why Did My Cadbury Egg Rice Krispie Treats Turn Out Hard? It’s possible that the marshmallow mixture was overcooked. It’s important to heat the ingredients just until they’re smooth! Another possible reason for hard rice Krispie treats is that they may have been pressed too hard into the baking dish. This results in compacted treats that are hard to chew. Instead, gently press them into the baking dish!

NUTRITION

Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 1373IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 5mg

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