Rice Krispies Easter Baskets Recipe

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Rice Krispie Easter Baskets With HERSHEY'S Eggs & Jelly Beans - Must Have Mom

Easter is just around the corner and these Rice Krispies Easter Baskets are the perfect EASY treat to whip up for any special get together or as a fun activity with the kids. The end result is an adorable Easter basket filled with “grass” and “eggs”. They are pretty yummy too 🙂

how to dye coconut green

First you will need to dye your Easter grass which is just coconut dyed green. To dye coconut all you need to do is add a few drops of green food coloring to the coconut and stir it up. It won’t look like there is enough green coloring but it will get distributed evenly as you stir and a few drops is plenty.

Rice Krispie easter baskets - Must Have Mom

Next make a batch of Rice Krispies Treats. I made mine in the microwave which makes it even quicker and easier for the kids to help with. Then mold them in a greased muffin tray, making a hollowed area in the middle to form your basket. I used two greased spoons to help form them and then used my hands for the finishing touches.

Rice Krispie Easter Baskets with Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans

Then fill your baskets with your coconut “grass” and JOLLY RANCHER Jelly Beans.

Rice Krispie Easter Baskets With HERSHEY'S Cadbury Eggs

I also filled some of my baskets with my favorite HERSHEY’S CADBURY Mini Eggs! Yum!

Rice Krispie Easter Baskets Recipe

Sarah @ Must Have Mom
EASY, kid friendly Easter recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Dessert - Treat
Servings 16


  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 package 10 oz., about 40 regular marshmallows or 5 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal
  • 3/4 Cup Coconut
  • Green Food Coloring
  • JOLLY RANCHER Jelly Beans


  • Place coconut in mixing bowl and add a few drops green food coloring.
  • Stir until color is evenly distributed.
  • Set aside.
  • Melt butter in large, microwave-safe bowl.
  • Add marshmallows and toss to coat.
  • Microwave 45 seconds and stir and then microwave an additional 45 seconds until marshmallows are melted.
  • Stir until smooth.
  • Add Rice Krispies cereal.
  • Stir until well coated.
  • Using 2 greased spoons, scoop Rice Krispies mix into greased muffin tray filling each muffin cup to the top and using the spoons to form a divet in the center.
  • Use your hands to further mold the basket's center and form it nicely.
  • Fill with green coconut.
  • Top with HERSHEY'S CADBURY Mini Eggs and JOLLY RANCHER Jelly Beans.
  • Enjoy!

Easter bunny egg racers

These were so quick and easy and tasty too! You can find more fabulous ideas on the Celebrate With HERSHEY’S website, like these adorable Easter Bunny Egg Racers I found! Aren’t they cute? The kids would love putting these together too.

*Product provided by Hershey’s company. Post facilitated by Global Influence. All opinions are my own.

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  2. I like the Peanut Butter Bunnycakes recipe and my favorite tradition is hiding the kids Easter baskets and them searching for what the Easter bunny brought them Easter morning

  3. The only tradition we have is to decorate the eggs. We have tons of fun doing it though. My favorite craft from the link is the Easter Critter Cups. Those are so adorable and would be a cute thing to make to give out to a group of kids.

  4. My favorite Easter tradition is doing an Easter egg hunt for my grandsons. They love it!
    My favorite craft is the WHOPPERS ROBIN EGGS Wreath!

  5. My favorite tradition iis an egg hunt with the kids. I love the Easter Bunny Egg racers! How fun!

  6. An Egg hunt in our family is tradition, Kids love it. And the egg racers would be really fun to make with my kids!

  7. I like to color eggs for my family. My favorite recipe is Coconut Cake Nests.

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  8. My favorite Easter tradition is dying Easter eggs and my favorite recipe idea from
    the Hershey’s site is the Velvety Chocolate Cream Pie.

  9. My favorite is eating a big ham dinner around lunch time and making carrot cake I also like the road rally egg hunt craft

  10. We always have a HUGE Easter egg hunt at my parents house! It is so much fun! Even the adults join in!
    I like the Easter Basket Cupcakes!

  11. My favorite tradition is choosing a new spring outfit to wear on Easter. I would like to try the Peanut Butter Bunnycakes recipe.

  12. I like the Spring Surprise Chocolate Cupcakes. I like having dinner at my sister’s house and we have a big Easter egg hunt, and give Easter Baskets. We also all bring a dish and dessert and have a great time with the whole family!

  13. We color and hide eggs for the children every year. I would like to make the Easter Bunny Egg Racers.

  14. My favorite Easter tradition is the egg hunt at our house every year. My favorite craft is the Hershey’s Miniature Easter Egg Tree Craft.

  15. My favorite Easter tradition is coloring eggs.
    A recipe I like is the Peanut Butter Easter Bonnets. They are so pretty and look delicious!
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  16. Our favorite Easter Tradition is our Easter Brunch and my favorite craft is the Whopper Easter Egg Wreath

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  18. my favorite tradition is going over my grandmas every year for easter dinner.
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  19. My favorite tradition is creating clues and hiding eggs for my kids around the home! Visited the site and I really like the recipe for MOUNDS Coconut Easter Basket Cake

  20. My favorite Easter tradition is the Easter egg hunt. I can remember how much fun we had.My favorite recipe is the peanut butter bunnycakes. Not only are they cute, but the kids would have fun making them.

  21. I would loveeeee this!!! I am making several Easter baskets this year for my children and also some friends children so this would come in handy 🙂

  22. My fave tradition is the Easter service at church with the kids and also making up the baskets for them! it is such a joy for me! the coconut marshmallow nests is my fave recipe! 🙂

  23. I’ve used the same adorable Easter basket since my son was born. We always eat Ham and Pineapple on Easter. The Classic Mousse Recipe looks awesome.

  24. I love baking Easter treats with my girls! The Chocolate truffle peanut butter egg pie sounds divine!

  25. I always hide my kids’ Easter baskets and I love watching them search all over trying to find them! And I think the Hershey’s Kisses Mice are adorable!

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  26. I don’t have a favorite tradition- we are in the process of reevaluating our Easter traditions and deciding on new ones with the kids. We want it to really mean something so we’re going to pray about it and discuss as a family where we want to go with this. 🙂
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  27. My favorite tradition is my older nephews hiding eggs for their younger cousins. I like the Easter Critter Cup idea.

  28. my all time favorite tradition is hiding eggs and the thing on the page I loved was the Love The Chic k Basket Craft Idea!

  29. I’d love to make HERSHEY’S Foil Wreath with my kids. Our favorite tradition is going to a town wide Easter Egg Hunt.

  30. I love the WHOPPERS ROBIN EGGS Wreath its so cute.My favorite tradition is to dye the easter eggs different colors

  31. A tradition is getting our large family together and having a reunion and big egg hunt with all the little ones.
    I like the Rice Krispies Easter baskets. They are so cute. I can think of other goodies to add in the baskets.

  32. Tradition is Family for us and we try to do everything together, Sunrise Service at Church and then have breakfast, either at home or go out. Then we come home and for dessert this year as a new tradition I will be serving Velvety Chocolate Cream Pie, that I got from the Celebrate Easter Hersheys,
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  33. My favorite tradition is Easter egg hunting even though I’m older I still love it! I am in love with the Coconut marshmallow nests!! *crossing my fingers*

  34. My favorite tradition was the dying of the eggs… my daughter loves that part too. we never had individual baskets, my mom had a special big glass bowl and she would fill it like a basket for us all to share. I do the same thing. We all LOVE chocolate, and those little race cars are just adorbs!! Will be making those soon. Thanks for the chance to win!

  35. I like the Peanut Butter Bunnycakes recipe. My favorite tradition is getting together with the family every year at a local town hall and feasting on lots of homemade food. Thanks.

  36. favorite tradition is egg hunting and dying the egss. like the HERSHEY’S “PERFECTLY CHOCOLATE” Easter Bunny Cake

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  38. My favorite Easter tradition is coloring eggs with my daughter and then watching her hunt for her eggs Easter morning.

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  39. My favorite recipe is the MOUNDS Coconut Easter Basket Cake.
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  40. My favorite tradition was hiding Easter eggs for my daughter. My favorite recipe is the Peanut Butter Easter Bonnets.

  41. Dying Easter eggs is my favorite Easter tradition. We always have a blast. I want to try the mounds coconut Easter basket cake recipe. it’s looks delicious!

  42. We go to the Easter Sunrise service and then out to brunch. I have already made some of those race cars

  43. We like to go to the SonRise Service at Church on Easter morning. I would like to make the Easter Critter Cups with my grandson.

  44. My favorite tradition is our egg hunt and I would like to try the Coconut Marshmallow Nests recipe.

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  47. I really like the Hershey’s Kisses Mice love hiding and watching the kids find the easter eggs

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  50. My favorite tradition is making easter baskets for the kids and my favorite craft is the Reeses Racer

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  52. My favorite tradition is our ham diner after the egg hunt.I want to make the whoppers robin eggs wreath.

  53. My favorite is Decorating the Easter Eggs and Hiding them and I like the recipe Coconut Marshmellow Nests!

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  55. My favorite Easter tradition is dying the eggs, very fun to get creative each year. I would to try the Velvety Chocolate Cream Pie, looks amazing! 🙂

  56. Our tradition is decorating the eggs and hiding them. From Hershey’s, I like their craft idea for the Whoppers Robin egg wreath.

  57. My favorite Easter tradition is being together, this year however since we lost our son, we will be getting together with my husband brother and his family. Also my favorite dessert is small but sweet (Reeses mini baskets, thanks so much

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