Easy Easter Snack: Pistachio-Coated Rice Krispies Treat Eggs (Crunchy)!

/ Friday, March 22, 2013

Happy Friday, lovely friends! Yesterday I shared the video of the test kitchen gals and two fabulous blogger making egg-themed DIYs for Easter. I'd love to tell you a little bit more about one of the eggs I demoed, if you're interested:
These pistachio-coated snacks (molded using plastic Easter eggs) are my grown-up version of the super-colorful, candy-coated rice krispies treats seen here. Instead of filling the crunchy eggs with jelly beans, these surprise-inside treat contains good-quality dark chocolate nuggets. They look rather chic, don't you think? I'd love to set out a few after Easter brunch. Here's how you make them...

MAKES: about 18 small eggs or 3 large eggs

3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1  (16-oz) bag miniature marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
Cooking spray

Dark chocolate nuggets or other dark chocolate candy

1/2 cup melted marshmallows (microwave in micro-safe bowl 30 seconds)
1 to 2 cups finely ground pistachios
1. Make the eggs: Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
2. Add the marshmallows and cook, stirring constantly, about 3 minutes or until the marshmallows are completely melted.
3. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Add the cereal and fold until combined.
4. Spray plastic eggs (from the grocery or dollar store) with cooking spray. Press Rice Krispies mixture into the molds, using your thumb to make intents in the middle of both the top and bottom halves (this is where the chocolate will go).
5. Fill indents with dark chocolate nuggets or other dark chocolate candy while Rice Krispies mixture is still slightly warm. Press and mold together top and bottom halves to make whole eggs.

6. Coat the eggs: One at a time, spread a thin layer of melted marshmallow on an egg using an offset spatula. Press and roll in ground pistachios until completely coated. (Remelt the marshmallows in the microwave, if needed). Let set 10 minutes before handling.

What are you plans for Easter? I'd love to know! Making anything special? xo Erin

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