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Rice Krispies Peeps Easter Cake

rice krispies peeps easter cake

This cute little Peeps easter cake is so much fun to make!

The girls and I made it this afternoon after a morning of cleaning and doing chores. They both worked really hard – Katie earned $7 and Kylie earned $8. Their weekly allowance is $5 for assigned chores but I always give them the opportunity to earn more if they want to do a few extras.

Today was one of those great days when no one complained, everyone worked hard and worked together and we ended all that work by doing something fun together. Enter this fun Easter cake!

It’s sort of a combination between these Rice Krispies cupcakes and these Easter Cupcakes we’ve made the past few years. Easter candy makes it so easy to embellish baked goods and just have fun – it’s one of my favorite holidays for baking.

rice krispies peeps easter cake

We decided we wanted two layers for our easter cake (yes, there are two layers even though it’s difficult to see both in the photos; the “grass” hides the bottom layer). We did four colors – yellow, green, blue and pink – each layer with a block of each color, with the second layer alternating colors so it’s sort of color-blocked.

It looks really pretty when cut into. We used melted semi-sweet chocolate both between the two layers and between each colored “block” so that it would all hold together well.

We also added melted chocolate to the very top of the easter cake so the grass would adhere. Kylie commented that it looks like dirt under the grass – I agree! The girls placed eggs around the cake and we added peeps to the top – the peeps bunny was the final touch.

rice krispies peeps easter cake

But an Easter cake just wasn’t enough – we decided to make some cute Easter nests, too! We made them much larger than most other recipes because we wanted to fit grass, a few eggs AND a peeps chick sitting on top taking care of its eggs. I think making those might have been even more fun than the Easter cake. Maybe.

rice krispies easter nests - a chick sitting on easter eggs :)

See below for instructions on how to put them all together. It’s super easy and the kids can do almost all of the steps themselves. A perfectly fun and delicious Easter dessert!

rice krispies easter nests
rice krispies peeps easter cake

Rice Krispies Peeps Easter Cake

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

A cute Easter Cake that's perfect for making for and with the kids!

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal (divided)
  • 4 cups mini-marshmallows (divided)
  • 8 teaspoons butter (divided)
  • food coloring
  • 2 bars Ghiradelli semi-sweet chocolate (melted (melt one bar at a time))
  • 1 bag sweetened coconut
  • 4 chick peeps
  • 1 bunny peep
  • 20 chocolate malted eggs
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  1. FOR THE CAKE:
  2. Spray a 10×10 sheet of waxed paper with cooking spray. Press into an 8×8 pan.
  3. Measure out 1/2 cup mini-marshmallows and place in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-low heat; add 1 teaspoon butter. Stir gently until completely melted (no lumps left from marshmallows). Just before marshmallow mixture is completely melted, add two drops of desired color food coloring; mix well. Turn off heat and immediately stir in 3/4 cup Rice Krispies cereal. Immediately spray hands with cooking spray, pick up Rice Krispies mixture and press into one corner of the pan.
  4. Repeat with remaining marshmallows, butter and Rice Krispies, alternating colors on the second layer. Brush melted chocolate between each section and layer to ensure that cake holds together well (and it tastes great, too)!
  5. Place coconut in a large resealable plastic bag. Add 8 drops of green food coloring, shake bag until color is evenly distributed.
  6. Once the cake is completely cooled, pull the cake out of the pan with waxed paper and flip onto a serving plate. Top with the second melted chocolate bar, then sprinkle grass over the top of the chocolate. Sprinkle the desired amount of grass around the sides of the cake.
  7. Top grass with four chick peeps then add bunny peep (peeps will harden if not covered so you may want to cover the cake with just the four chicks then add the bunny just before serving). Place chocolate malted eggs over the grass around the side of the cake.
  8. Cut into pieces when ready to serve and enjoy! Happy Easter!
  9. FOR THE NESTS:
  10. For each nest, use 1/2 cup mini-marshmallows, 1 teaspoon butter, and 3/4 cup Rice Krispies and follow step 3 above (leaving out the food coloring unless you want to color your nests). As soon as Rice Krispies are stirred into marshmallow mixture, press into a lightly greased small bowl (about 3 inches across), preferably with straight sides. Allow nests to cool completely, then remove from bowl and fill with colored coconut grass, malted eggs and top with a peep of your choice.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 203mgCarbohydrates: 48gNet Carbohydrates: 47gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 3g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.

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crowdmuncher

Saturday 12th of April 2014

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Christie - Food Done Light

Friday 11th of April 2014

My little one will go crazy for these. They are absolutely adorable.

the wicked noodle

Friday 11th of April 2014

Thank you, Christie!

RecipeRadar

Friday 11th of April 2014

RT @brenisphere:

brenisphere

Friday 11th of April 2014

Lynna

Thursday 10th of April 2014

Aww, these are just so adorable!! I love that they`re so simple for children to make as well. :)

the wicked noodle

Friday 11th of April 2014

Thank you, Lynna!

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