Some of the people in our family are more than a little allergic to eggs. So, my daughter and I have been trying to think of ways to have “Easter coloring” fun, but without the eggs. My daughter came up with the idea of No Egg Rice Krispie Treat Egg Coloring, and my grandkids LOVED it! Your kids (or grandkids) will love it too, especially if they are allergic to eggs.
What You’ll Need for No Egg Rice Krispie Treat Egg Coloring
- Rice Krispies, 6 cups
- Marshallows, mini, 1 package
- Food Coloring, red, blue, yellow, green, or the neon variety if you’re daring enough
- Jell-o, 3 oz. boxes, 4 different flavors (colors to match food coloring) Suggestions: Berry Blue, Strawberry, Lemon, Lime
- Small bowls, 4
- Zipper-style sandwich bags, 4
- Empty Egg Carton (thoroughly washed and sanitized)
Let’s Make Beautiful Rice Krispie Treat “Eggs”
- Create Rice Krispie Treat mixture, as indicated on the cereal box, or follow the recipe here. Do NOT press into pan. Be sure to use the mini marshmallows instead of marshmallow cream, if you want the treats to be egg-free, since marshmallow cream is often egg-based.
- Dampen your hands with water, and shape Rice Krispie Treats into the shape and size of eggs. Place on wax paper. You can also use plastic eggs for molds, but shaping them by hand works just as well.
- Pour each box of Jell-o granules into its own sandwich bag and add a few drops food coloring to brighten the color (use the same color food dye as the jello). Zip the bag closed and shake until color is evenly distributed, set aside. Repeat for all 4 flavors/colors.
- Put 1/2 cup water in each of 4 small bowls, and add 10-20 drops of food coloring to each bowl.
- Quickly dip each Rice Krispie Treat “egg” in colored water and immediately place in bag with corresponding colored Jell-o. Shake to coat entire “egg”.
- Remove Rice Krispie Treat “egg” from plastic bag and place on paper towel to dry for a few minutes. Turn the “eggs” and let set for another few minutes.
- Set in egg carton to display.