Easter Lemonade Rice Krispies Treats

These sweet, crispy Lemonade Rice Krispies Treats are the same classic favorite kids love but with a lemonade twist. They’re thick, gooey and chewy, just what you want from your Rice Krispies Treats, and  oh so easy to make.  Add in some Easter sprinkles and candy and you have the perfect holiday snack.

Easter Lemonade Rice Krispies Treats | 2 Cookin Mamas These sweet, crispy Lemonade Rice Krispies Treats are the same classic favorite kids love but with a lemonade twist. They're thick, gooey and chewy, just what you want from your Rice Krispies Treats, and  oh so easy to make.  Add in some Easter sprinkles and candy and you have the perfect holiday snack. #snack #kids #ricekrispies #easy #marshmallows #sprinkles #lemonade #Easter #recipe #withM&Ms

Lemonade Rice Krispies Treats

Rice Krispies Treats have been a classic kids favorite for generations. They’re easy to make and the kids and big kids too never get tired of that gooey, chewy sweet flavor. These treats have a simple list of ingredients, most of which you probably have on hand, including Rice Krispies cereal, butter, lemon juice and mini marshmallows.

Easter Rice Krispies Treats ingredients overhead

There’s a little twist to these treats, as you may have guessed by the name, Lemonade Rice Krispies Treats. Yep, there’s lemon juice and zest added to the mix! It gives these treats an extra layer of flavor that reminds me of springtime lemonade. And that bright, crispy taste pairs perfectly with the crackly cereal, sweet marshmallows and candy.

Lemonade Rice Krispies Treats on table with candies and marshmallows wide

With Spring here and Easter around the corner, it’s easy to make this tasty snack into a special holiday one for Easter.  Just add your kids’ favorite Easter candies, like pastel colored M&Ms, and a few colorful spring sprinkles and you’re all set. You can even let the kids stir them into the melted marshmallow mixture and watch their eyes light up.

Adding in the rice krispies candy and sprinkles

Once the candies are all mixed in, let the kids finish them by patting them into the pan. Then the hard part begins…. waiting for them to cool before gobbling them up. 

Lemonade Rice Krispies Treats bite

Frequently Asked Questions about Rice Krispies Treats

How long do Rice Krispies Treats last?

They will keep well for 2-3 days in a resealable bag on the counter or up to 6 weeks in the freezer.

Why are my rice krispies treats hard?

The butter and marshmallows need to be cooked over a low heat and melted to prevent them drying out. It may take a little longer but the result will be crisper lighter treats.

Why didn’t my butter-marshmallow mixture melt well?

Make sure you are using fresh marshmallows. Old marshmallows will tend to form one big clump instead of a nice smooth creamy mixture.

Pro-Tip: To make nice clean squares of lemonade rice krispies treats, spray sharp knife with nonstick spray. This will keep mixture from sticking to knife.

Easy steps to make Easter Rice Krispies Treats

Lemonade Rice Kirspies Treats Steps 1-6

  1. Melt butter in large saucepan and add marshmallow.
  2. Stir continuously until completely melted then remove from heat.
  3. Add in lemon zest and lemon juice and mix thoroughly.
  4. Stir in cereal.
  5. Add candy and sprinkles and stir until combined.
  6. Immediately pour into prepared pan and spread evenly. Use hands, sprayed with a little nonstick spray to press down and even out. Sprinkle a few more sprinkles on top.

Easter Rice Krispies Treats chilled and cut

  1. Once cool, turn out of pan on to cutting board.
  2. Spray a knife with nonstick spray and cut into squares. 

I love making these Rice Krispies Treats before Easter to add to the Easter baskets but they can also be made after Easter to use up some of the leftover candy. Whenever you decide to make them, better double the recipe because they’ll be gone before you know it. 

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Lemonade Rice Krispies Treats stacked closeup square
Easter Lemonade Rice Krispies Treats
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Sweet Lemonade Rice Krispies Treats are the classic favorite kids love but with a lemonade twist. Add Easter sprinkles for a delicious holiday snack. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keywords: Easter rice krispies treats, lemonade rice krispies treats, rice krispies treats
Servings: 20 squares
Calories: 126 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups miniature pastel colored marshmallows
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest about 2 lemons
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies
  • 3/4 cup Easter colored M&Ms
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles + additional for sprinkling on top
Directions
  1. Prepare a 9x9-inch pan by spraying bottom and sides with nonstick spray.
  2. Melt butter in large saucepan.
  3. Add marshmallows and stir continuously until completely melted then remove from heat.
  4. Stir in lemon zest and lemon juice and mix thoroughly.
  5. Stir in remaining ingredients until well combined.
  6. Immediately pour into prepared pan and spread evenly. Use hands, sprayed with a little nonstick spray to press down and even out. Sprinkle a few more sprinkles on top.
  7. Allow to cool completely. Cut and store wrapped in plastic.
Nutrition Facts
Easter Lemonade Rice Krispies Treats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 72mg 3%
Potassium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Sugars 13g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 12.6%
Vitamin C 6.9%
Calcium 1%
Iron 14.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Easter Lemonade Rice Krispies Treats stacked | 2 Cookin Mamas These sweet, crispy Lemonade Rice Krispies Treats are the same classic favorite kids love but with a lemonade twist. They're thick, gooey and chewy, just what you want from your Rice Krispies Treats, and  oh so easy to make.  Add in some Easter sprinkles and candy and you have the perfect holiday snack. #snack #kids #ricekrispies #easy #marshmallows #sprinkles #lemonade #Easter #recipe #withM&Ms

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These sweet, crispy Lemonade Rice Krispies Treats are the same classic favorite kids love but with a lemonade twist. They're thick, gooey and chewy, just what you want from your Rice Krispies Treats, and  oh so easy to make.  Add in some Easter sprinkles and candy and you have the perfect holiday snack. #snack #kids #ricekrispies #easy #marshmallows #sprinkles #lemonade #Easter #recipe #withM&Ms

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Amanda Finks
    04/07/2019 at 1:05 pm

    Love the lemon twist in these rice krispy treats. So good!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      04/15/2019 at 4:05 pm

      The lemon just adds a bit more summer flavor to the mix.

  • Reply
    Krystle
    04/07/2019 at 11:59 am

    A really yummy twist on Rice Krispy treats. Our whole family gobbled them up.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      04/15/2019 at 4:05 pm

      Yay! They went pretty fast in my house too!

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