This is the perfect recipe for using up any leftover Easter candy. A standard rice krispie treat mix but loaded with mini M+M’s, Twix pieces, jelly beans, Robin’s Eggs and Hershey’s Eggs. I used mostly orange and yellow jelly beans because I always eat around those and the citrusy burst pairs perfectly with all of the chocolate! You’ll be able to throw these treats together in a matter of minutes and the variety of candy is sure to please everyone.
Rice Krispies cereal was released by Kellogg’s in 1928. The cereal is made of crisped rice, which has thin, hollowed out walls. When milk is added the walls collapse creating the famous ‘snap, crackle, pop.’ These counds are the inspiration behind the cereal’s popular, elfin mascots. Snap! Crackle! and Pop! were created by illustrator Vernon Grant in the 1930s. Snap! was first, appearing on the cereal box in 1933, followed by Crackle! and Pop! who appeared in 1939. Another character, Pow!, showed up in the 1950s but didn’t last long. These guys are the first and longest-running cartoon character to represent a Kellogg’s product.
Rice Krispies Treats, made by binding Rice Krispies cereal with melted marshmallows, were invented in 1939 by Malitta Jensen and Mildred Day of the Kellogg Company. Originally called Marshmallow Squares, they were not created to actually be produced and sold by the brand. Instead they were sold as part of a fundraiser for the Camp Fire Girls. However, the following year, Kellogg would trademark the name Rice Krispies Treats and in 1941 the recipe would appear on Rice Krispies cereal boxes. Around the 1990s, Kellogg began to commercially produce their own treats in the Us, Mexico, Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Other Rice Krispies Treats:
Fully Loaded Rice Krispie Treats
10 oz marshmallows
4 tablespoons butter
4 cups Rice Krispies cereal
Melt marshmallows and butter in microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each.
Mix in cereal and candy.
Press mixture into greased 9×13” pan and allow to set.
Cut into 28 squares.