These fun Easter Bunny Bars – Rice Krispie Treats are easy to make and are as tasty as they are cute! Perfect for Easter Class Parties and gatherings.
Bunny bars are such a HIT in my house. When my kids saw these Rise Krispie Bunny Ears … they lost their minds! It took Easter to an entirely new level. I just love the way they came out. Super festive and FUN!
This recipe will make 8 bunny bars:
INGREDIENTS FOR RICE KRISPIES
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
- 2 (10 oz.) bags of mini marshmallows
- 10 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
Directions For Bunny Bars
Spray a 9 x 13 pan with vegetable spray and set aside. In a large sauce pan, melt the butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted.
Once the marshmallows are melted, remove from the heat. Using a rubber spatula, transfer the cereal mixture into the prepared pan and press down firmly and evenly. Allow the Rice Krispies to cool in the pan completely.
Ingredients For Bunny Bars
- Prepared Rice Krispies bars (recipe above)
- 1 T solid shortening
- 1 cup Wilton pink chocolate melts (I used dark and light pink ones)
- 1 pouch cookie icing (any color)
- 4 large white Airheads candies
- 16 small Wilton candy eyes
- 8 pink M&M’s
- 16 mini marshmallows
- 1 blue airheads candy
- 1 green airheads candy
- 1 purple airheads candy
- M&M’s – 3 blue, 2 green and 2 purple
- 8 cookie sticks
PREP WORK FOR ASSEMBLY OF BUNNY BARS
Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Set aside. Cut the prepared Rice Krispies into eight bars. Take the white airheads candies and cut out 4 bunny ears per piece (16 total).
Cut out 6 triangles from the blue airheads candy. This will be for 3 bowties. Cut out 4 triangles from the green airheads candy. This will be for 2 bowties. Cut out 4 triangles from the purple airheads candy. This would be for 2 bowties.
In a double boiler, melt the solid shortening. Add the pink chocolate melts and stir occasionally until melted. Remove from heat. With a spoon, coat each Rice Krispies bar with the melted pink chocolate. Place on baking sheet to “set” for at least 20 minutes.
HOW TO ASSEMBLE A RICE KRISPIES BUNNY BAR
Lightly pipe cookie icing on the back of 2 ears and place on the front of bar. Dab a small amount of icing on the back of 2 candy eyes and place on the bar right underneath the ears.
Dab a small amount of icing on the back of a pink M&M and place it on the bar for the nose. Apply icing to the back of 2 mini marshmallows and place them below the nose, side by side.
Dab a small amount of icing on the back of a blue M&M and place it on the bottom of the bar. This will be the middle of the bow tie. Apply icing to the back of 2 blue triangles and place one on each side of the blue M&M for the bow tie.
Repeat these steps for each bar. If you want the bow tie to be green, use a green M&M and 2 green triangles. If you want it to be purple, use a purple M&M and 2 purple triangles. Insert a cookie stick into the bottom of the pop halfway through and enjoy.