Mold these egg shapes and dip them into chocolate and brightly colored sprinkles with your kids for extra-special Easter basket goodies.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

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  • Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.

  • Using 1/4-cup measuring cup coated with cooking spray divide warm cereal mixture into portions. Using buttered hands shape each portion into 2 1/2- x 1 1/2-inch egg shapes. (Or, coat insides of plastic snap-apart Easter eggs with cooking spray. Press cereal mixture into eggs. Remove cereal mixture from plastic eggs.) Cool.

  • In small saucepan combine chocolate morsels and shortening. Cook over low heat until melted, stirring constantly. Dip bottoms of cereal eggs into chocolate. Decorate with sprinkles. Place on wax-paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm. Individually wrap in plastic wrap. Best if served the same day.

Tips

* or substitute 4 cups JET-PUFFED miniature marshmallows

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:

In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Continue with recipe as directed above. Microwave cooking times may vary.

Notes:

For best results, use fresh marshmallows.

1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.

Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.

Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container. To freeze, place in single layer on wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

135 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 22.3g 7% DV; fat 5.7g 9% DV; cholesterol 3.8mg 1% DV; sodium 84.8mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2015
My kids and I just made these and they turned out AMAZING! We microwaved the butter and marshmallows however with 2 batches so we could use food coloring to give the eggs color. We used 1 1/2 tbsp of butter and half a bag ( about 20 lg marshmallow) for 2 1/2 minutes and stirred til creamy adding the food coloring in as we stirred then added 3 cups of Rice Krispies. We sprayed plastic eggs with cooking spray so that the mix wouldn't stick when molding and filled each half of the egg then closed it to press it together. For the chocolate we bought Baker's Dipping Chocolate that could be easily melted in the microwave and then dipped in sprinkles. They came out great and will be a new family tradition! Thanks so much for the idea! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2015
My kids and I just made these and they turned out AMAZING! We microwaved the butter and marshmallows however with 2 batches so we could use food coloring to give the eggs color. We used 1 1/2 tbsp of butter and half a bag ( about 20 lg marshmallow) for 2 1/2 minutes and stirred til creamy adding the food coloring in as we stirred then added 3 cups of Rice Krispies. We sprayed plastic eggs with cooking spray so that the mix wouldn't stick when molding and filled each half of the egg then closed it to press it together. For the chocolate we bought Baker's Dipping Chocolate that could be easily melted in the microwave and then dipped in sprinkles. They came out great and will be a new family tradition! Thanks so much for the idea! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2015
ALL I CAN SAY IS YUMMMMMM!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2015
I love it I made it for a party and everyone loved them Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2016
Really easy. Just molded the eggs by hand. Melted a bag of hershey kisses with the shortening and dipped the krispy eggs in that. Really easy really cute and who doesn't love krispy treats? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2017
Fun and easy grease hands as well as the plastic egg. Less is best when using the chocolate. Feel free to wipe some chocolate off with the back of spoon. Sprinkles will still stick but it's the "cereal egg" you want to taste most not "crunchy" chocolate. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2015
Delicious! Read More
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