Our Rice Krispie Treat Easter Basket Centerpiece project started as an experiment. We loved our Easter Candy Centerpiece and wanted to see if we could come up with another Easter Centerpiece made from candy or food. Easter Candy was out this year and Rice Krispie Treat mixture was in. We LOVE LOVE LOVE how this turned out! It looks just like an Easter Basket and is going to look gorgeous on our Easter dinner table!
How to make Rice Krispie Treat Easter Basket Centerpiece
You will need:
- 1 large box of Rice Krispie Cereal
- 2 bags of Mini Marshmallows
- Medium Sized Bowl
- A long piece of cardboard
- Easter Ribbon
- Spring Flowers
- Rice Krispie Easter Eggs
First you will need a medium sized bowl that is not too tall. We bought this one at Ikea a few months ago. It was the perfect size. This will be the mold for the Rice Krispie Treat Easter Basket.
Now make up a large batch of Rice Krispie Treat mixture. We used 6 tablespoons of butter, 6 cups of mini marshmallows and 6 cups of Rice Krispie Cereal. Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan on medium heat. When the butter is melted, add the mini marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are completely melted. Now add the Rice Krispie Cereal and fold the cereal in with the melted marshmallows. Let the mixture sit for approximately 5 minutes. You need it to still be warm and pliable but not so hot that it will burn your fingers.
Handful by handful, mold the Rice Krispie Treat mixture around the outside of the bowl until it is completely covered. I did not grease the bowl, there is plenty of butter in the Rice Krispie Treat mixture and it did not stick to the bowl when it was dried. Mold the mixture to the bowl as tightly as you can. Allow the Rice Krispie Treat mixture to dry uncovered for 24 hours.
The next day I added a second layer of Rice Krispie Treat mixture. First I made another 6 cup batch and then repeated the same process – covering the bowl with a second layer of the mixture. Without this second layer, the bowl was too flimsy to hold its shape.
Here is thew bowl after I had added the second layer of Rice Krispie Treat mixture. Allow the basket to dry uncovered for another 24 hours.
Here is the basket after two days. The Rice Krispie Treat mixture will harden and hold it’s shape. The longer it sits out the harder the Rice Krispie mixture will become. The Easter Basket part of the centerpiece will not be edible (but the yummy colored Rice Krispie Easter Eggs you are going to put in the basket definitely will!)
To make the handle, I molded Rice Krispie Treat mixture around a piece of cardboard box, and shaped it into a handle. I let the handle dry uncovered for two days.
I attached the Easter Basket handle with two toothpicks on each side of the handle. Super easy!
We filled our Easter Basket with yummy, Easter colored Rice Krispie Easter Eggs. You can find all the directions you’ll need to make this yummy Easter dessert here.
Our Rice Krispie Treat Easter Basket Centerpiece was a big success!! This is a multi-day project but it wasn’t that difficult. I am sure this unique Easter Centerpiece is going to be a conversation starter at Easter dinner!
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