Spring is here and its Easter weekend so why not fill up those Easter baskets with these adorable and naturally dyed Rice Krispy treats? The recipe is super simple, all you need is butter, marshmallows, rice cereal, and your natural powders. I used tumeric powder for the yellow eggs, matcha powder for the leaves, and pitaya (dragon fruit) powder for the pink eggs. There are so many natural powders you can use for this and I had a hard time just picking three, but you can use spirulina or butterfly pea powder to give you blue and purple. You can find these powders from a couple companies, but I got mine from Rawnice.
I free formed the egg shapes and used a lead cookie cutter for the leaves, but you can free form any shape you want! Before you shape the Rice Krispy treats, spray your hands with nonstick spray and you’ll have no issues shaping them. You can have fun and use sprinkles on top of your treats or use upside down white chocolate chips for polka dots (see the pink eggs).
These are super fun to make with kids too! They can watch the color change colors and they all taste really good! I have to admit, I’m not a huge matcha fan (I think it tastes like grass), but using the matcha in these rice krispies made me like the flavor. If I had to guess, it’s probably because its mixed with the sugar from the marshmallows so don’t worry about the kids not liking the flavors. I’m a fan of soft and pillowy rice Krispy treats and these are just like that, not the hard ones that cut the roof of your mouth because nothing is appealing about that.
Naturally Dyed Rice Krispies
Makes 6 Rice Krispy treats
Total time: 15 minutes
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 2/3 cup mini marshmallows
- 1 ¾ cup rice cereal
- 1 tbsp of natural dye (I used matcha for green, turmeric for yellow, and pitaya for pink)
- Melt the butter and marshmallows in a big bowl in a saucepan on the stove or in the microwave for 15 second intervals until the marshmallows are melted and stir in the rice cereal with the natural dye.
- Spray your hand with cooking spray to be able to your treats. Decorate with sprinkle or chocolate chips if you want and enjoy!
If you make these, I’d love to hear what powder/ color you used and how you liked them! Please comment below and let me know and tag me on instagram @theladlebearer.