HONOLULU Family Easter Recipe: Colorful, Layered Springtime Treats

Get the keiki in the kitchen with this spring-inspired Rice Krispie Treat recipe that makes a colorful statement.


Easter Rice Krispie Treats layered with springtime colors

Your go-to Rice Krispie Treats make a colorful statement this spring. Photo: Christine Labrador


Take your tried-and-true Rice Krispie Treats up four levels with fun springtime colors! This classic snack is perfect for adding to keiki Easter baskets and/or getting kids in the kitchen! For a sweet local touch, you could even use sturdy, metal cookie cutters in the shape of ukuleles, pineapples, shakas, surfboards and more.


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Easter Rice Krispie Treats - Ingredients, including marshmallows, Rice Krispies, butter and food coloring

Rice Krispie cereal, mini marshmallows, butter (you won’t need as much as shown) and food coloring. Photo: Christine Labrador


Springtime Rice Krispie Treat Ingredients and Supplies

  • 12+ cups Rice Krispie cereal, divided into 4 (3+ cups each)
  • 8 cups miniature marshmallows, divided into 4 (2 cups each)
  • 6 T. butter, divided into 4 (1 1/2 tablespoons each)
  • Food coloring in magenta pink, teal blue, yellow and purple
  • Large saucepan
  • 9×13″ pan
  • Spatula
  • Parchment paper
  • Lollipop sticks or cookie cutters (optional)


Four layers of Easter Rice Krispie Treats in unique colors

Slightly cooled layers shown separately before stacking. Photo: Christine Labrador


Colorful Easter Rice Krispie Treats Stacked in together

Stacked and ready to cut. Photo: Christine Labrador



  • Melt 1 1/2 T. butter in a large saucepan over low heat.
  • Add 2 cups mini marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
  • Add 2 to 4 drops of teal blue and mix thoroughly.
  • Add 3 cups Rice Krispie cereal.
  • Gently stir until all coated. (For crispier treats, add up to 1 more cup of cereal by 1/4 cup increments until you’ve reached your desired consistency.)
  • Pour into parchment-lined 9×13″ pan and spread evenly using a spatula and pressing down with parchment paper.
  • Repeat the process above three more times for each color layering onto teal blue in pan. (Purple is next, then magenta pink and yellow.)
  • When cooled and ready to cut, remove from pan and move to large cutting board.
  • Use a long serrated knife to trim off any uneven edges, then cut down to desired serving size or cut 1/2-inch thick blocks. If using cookie cutters, cut out shapes using a greased, metal cookie cutter.
  • You can use lollipop sticks and display on a cake plate, or place in clear favor bags, tie with twine and add a tag or sticker to customize for Easter baskets or your kid’s classroom.


Easter Rice Krispie Treats on a cake stand with cake pops made of Rice Krispies

Rice Krispie Treats are ready! Photo: Christine Labrador


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