HONOLULU Family Easter Recipe: Colorful, Layered Springtime Treats

Your go-to Rice Krispie Treats make a colorful statement this spring.


HONOLULU Family Easter Rice Krispies

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! And use sturdy, metal cookie cutters the shape of shakas, ukuleles, surfboards and more for a sweet local touch.


HONOLULU Family Easter Rice Krispies Ingredients

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


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 (optional)


HONOLULU Family Easter Treat Layers

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


HONOLULU Family Easter Treats Stacked

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 and cut out shapes using a greased, metal cookie cutter.
  • You can use lollipop sticks and display, or place in clear favor bags, tie with twine and add a tag or sticker to customize.


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Rice Krispie Treats are ready! Photo: Christine Labrador



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