I know what you all are thinking. We have not even made it through Halloween yet, why are we already sharing Christmas crafts. Well, our first official snowfall just hit us in October. Our fireplace was lit for the first time this season and it was accompanied by hot cocoa with marshmallows.
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While digging out our marshmallows, I found an old bag of jumbo marshmallows which were just too big and soft to resist. Marshmallows make wonderful paint stamps and are just fun to paint with because of their soft, bouncy texture.
There is a sweet commercial on TV which features a mother & a daughter making Rice Krispies treats eggs together. Not only does watching this make me want to spend quality mommy & daughter time with my little girl, it makes me really want to make these eggs. This looked like such a cute idea, I had to try it, but nothing is quite as easy as it seems.
5 cups of Rice Krispies
1/4 cup of butter
40 large marshmallows
Food Coloring (optional)
Plastic Easter eggs
In a saucepan, melt butter on low heat. Add marshmallow to melted butter. Cook until marshmallow is melted, stirring occasionally. Once marshmallow is melted & smooth, add the Rice Krispies slowly & stir until evenly coated. Add food coloring if colored eggs are desired. For a more speckled look add food coloring & toss, do not stir.
Clean & dry the plastic eggs & spray the insides with cooking spray. Wet your hands. **This is very important to do between eggs or your hands will stick to the mixture.**Press Krispies inside the eggs, press in the middle to create the hollow for the egg. Repeat this until you have used all of your mixture. Remove your formed treat from the egg. Use a knife if you have a difficult time removing any. Place a Peep inside of one half of your egg & place the other half on top. Cut the Peep on the bottom if it is too large.
These were a little more of a pain than I anticipated. Again be sure to wet your hands frequently. It is not easy to mold when hands are dry. It is a little time consuming & messy but it in the end it does make a cute Easter snack.