Easter Peeps come in bunnies, ducks and pretty Easter colors. They are great for making treats and favors for kids birthday parties. They are cute and easy to make. Perfect for any Easter party or if you are celebrating a birthday around this time of year.
Colorful Round Sprinkles
Rice Krispies Treats
Nestles Milk Premium White Chocolate Morsels
Shortening like Crisco (optional)
Lollipop sticks or popsicle sticks
Small Microwave Safe Bowl or Stainless steel double boiler
Spatula or wooden spoon to mix chocolate as it is melting
Small spoon or silicone brush
Use a stainless steel double boiler pot. We have a suggestions shown below that we really like or you can melt chocolate in microwave safe container. Since microwaves vary, you will have to adjust the time to your microwave. Start with 30 seconds, stir well with wooden spoon, add 15 seconds as needed.
Heat until just melted. Chocolate should be warm not hot. Chocolate scorches very easily and will taste burnt if heated too long.
While chocolate is melting, cut bunnies in half lengthwise and place on waxed or parchment paper sticky side up. They will reform as they sit there.
Unwrap Rice Krispie treats and stick a lollipop stick or popsicle stick into each treat halfway.
Spoon chocolate onto top of Rice Krispie treat and smooth chocolate until the entire top surface is covered.
If chocolate starts to thicken, add a teaspoon of Crisco or shortening to the chocolate and mix.
Place bunny on the chocolate covered Rice Krispie treat.
Shake sprinkles onto the top of the Rice Krispie treat around the bunny.
Let set and harden. For quicker results and a harder coat, place in refrigerator for 30 min.
Tips and Suggestions
We used a serrated bread knife to cut the bunnies in half. They looked too big when we tried whole bunnies.
We found the sprinkles and treats at WalMart.
We bought 2 sizes of this particular double boiler pot. The smallest was a little too small for us so we got the next size up. Cleans up easily and keeps the chocolate melted for a long time. Much easier than using the microwave method.
We like to collect sprinkles throughout the year for various projects. We find a lot at Walmart and Michaels but have found a few on Amazon as well.