Rice Krispie Easter Baskets

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 2 Ratings
Serves: 16
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3 Tbsp butter
40 large marshmallows
6 c rice krispie cereal
pipe cleaners or fuzzy sticks
1 small bag of shredded coconut
1/2 bottle green food coloring
assorted jelly bean candy

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Karla Everett Recipe
Well Seasoned
Greenacres, WA (pop. 40,588)
Member Since Feb 2011
Karla's notes for this recipe:
These are very cute little easter baskets made out of Rice Kripie Cereal. My 12 year old grandson had fun making these with me for our easter.
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Butter 16 muffin tins and set aside.
Melt butter and marshmallows in a large kettle on medium heat until marshmallows are all melted and smooth.
Remove mixture from heat and Pour cereal into melted marshmallows and mix until cereal is well coated with the marshmallow.
Place about 3 big heaping spoons ( or so )in each muffin tin (with tips of fingers dipped in cold water) press mixture up the sides if the tins , making a well in the center to form a basket shape.
Stick pipe cleaners or fuzzy sticks ( located in the craft dept. ; cut in half )stick into rice krispie shell to form a handle; they will stay in once cereal mixture cools and sets , you can also use long licorice sticks for the handles and the whole basket will be edible.
Place coconut in a zip bag and add 1/2 bottle of green food coloring and mix up until all the coconut is green.
Fill a big pinch of green coconut in the well of each for the grass and top with several jelly beans in each basket.
Let them cool in the tins until they have set ; run a knife around sides to loosen baskets and remove to a rack to continue to dry.

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user Susan Feliciano frenchtutor - Apr 24, 2011
These are cute. Someone did something similar at church for valentines day. I'm trying to remember what the shape was, but can't right now. I'll have to ask my daughter tomorrow.
These would be good made with Cocoa Krispies! Target has them on sale right now.
user Karla Everett Karla59 - Apr 24, 2011
Hi Susan , We were gonna color the marshmallow with food coloring but we forgot until after we had already mixed in the cereal.LOL Good idea , I bet Cocoa Krispies would be good , wish I would have thought of that . LOL You have a good Easter !♥
user NIKKI SMITH adorefood - Apr 24, 2011
Oh , How cute, I want one..lol:)
user Stephanie Dodd skeen - Apr 24, 2011
Adorable!!!! Karla, you never cease to amaze me with your awesome recipes!!!

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