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Bunny Butt Rice Krispie Treats

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You’ll want to shake your little bunny tail with glee over these Bunny Butt Rice Krispie Treats.

They’re easy and playful enough to let the kids help out and make their own. Plus, they’re delectable for both youngsters and adults to enjoy as an Easter snack. It’s a great change-up from all of the chocolate and candy in abundance this time of year.

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I don’t care if you’re young or old; it’s fun to play with your food. Homemade Rice Krispie treats are like edible play-doh, and we literally get to shape our little bunny snacks ourselves. How fun is that? I remember when I used to make food out of play-doh as a kid and “serve” it to my parents to “eat.” You actually CAN eat this stuff though!

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There’s something so wholesome and tasty about RKT’s. Plus, I make mine with extra marshmallow, so they’re extra gooey and awesome. It’s that little Smart Cookie-style edge up on all the other RKTs out there. So don’t be surprised when people ask you what makes yours so good!

Hop along and grab the 5 simple ingredients you need, and have some Easter fun in the kitchen!

A Few Tips Before You Get Cooking:

  1. Work quickly with the Rice Krispies when molding because they do set fast. That’s why I keep it over a very low heat – so the it stays pliable.
  2. For more Smart Cookie Easter ideas, check this out.
  3. You can use any color food dye you like for these; you can even split it up before adding the dye and add a different color to each section.
  4. If you want to get more bang for your buck, you can make some of the filling into the bunnies, and make some of it into egg-shapes, which will use less of the filling so you can have more treats.
  5. Pretty sprinkles would jazz these up too.

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Bunny Butt Rice Krispie Treats
By The Smart Cookie Cook

Yield – about 20

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp. (half stick) unsalted butter
  • 10-oz. bag large marshmallows + 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • pink food dye
  • 6 cups Rice Krispie cereal
  • white frosting
  • 20 (additional) mini marshmallows, for the cottontails

Directions:

  1. In a large pot over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Stir in the large marshmallows plus one cup mini marshmallows and continue to stir until completely melted.
  2. Turn heat down to the lowest possible setting and stir in 3-4 drops of food dye until evenly distributed. Fold in Krispies until evenly coated. Let cool slightly, about 2 minutes, until the mixture is cool enough to touch, but still warm.
  3. Lightly spray your hands with nonstick spray. This will keep the mixture from sticking to your hands.
  4. Grab one small ball of Rice Krispie mixture (about 1-2 tbsp. worth) and shape into an oval. This is the bunny’s body.
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  5. Grab another small ball of RK mixture (about 1 tbsp. worth) and shape into a small circle, attaching to the top of the “body” to represent the bunny’s head.
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  6. Take two tiny pieces of RK mixture, stretch and flatten into long ovals, and attach to the top of the “head” to represent the bunny’s ears.
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  7. Slightly flatten a mini marshmallow with your hands. Use a small dot of frosting to attach the marshmallow to the lower center of the bunny’s “body.”
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  8. Continue steps 4-7 until all the RK mixture is used, placing finished bunnies on a sheet of waxed paper to set and cool completely, about 20 minutes. Re-spray your hands with the cooking spray as need.
  9. Store treats in an air-tight container or enjoy!

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Colleen Bierstine

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