Easter Cereal Bars: These incredible Easter treats are inspired by every bodies favorite campfire treat…s’mores. With easy to find ingredients and fun colors these Easter Basket Treats will be the hit of the Easter Egg Hunt!
How to make Easter Cereal Bars
Line a 13×9-inch baking pan with aluminum foil.
Spray with non stick cooking spray.
In a large heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
Add marshmallows, and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth.
Stir in vanilla; remove from heat.
Add 6 CUPS cereal, stirring to combine.
Using buttered hands, press mixture into prepared baking pan.
Top evenly with remaining 2 CUPS cereal.
Combine white chocolate and shortening in a double boiler, and cook, whisking often, until melted and smooth.
Pour mixture over cereal, coating completely.
Use a spatula to smooth chocolate, and tap pan on counter to settle mixture.
Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm.
Remove from pan, and place on a cutting board.
Cut into 12 bars.
Decorate as desired with assorted melted candy melts.
Even though the original recipe is delicious, several changes can be made to create an assortment of flavors.
Swap out the white chocolate for milk or dark chocolate
Swap out the strawberry marshmallows for regular
Use a different extract in place of the vanilla (if you also swap out the strawberry marshmallows)
Use peeps instead of marshmallows
Change the colors of the candy melts to suit your color theme
What are Candy Melts?
HOW TO DECORATE THESE CEREAL BARS WITH CANDY MELTS
Decide on the colors.
Pour ONE cup of each color into small microwave safe bowls.
Heat 1 minute on high, stir. If the candy does not become creamy, continue to heat 30 seconds at 60% heat.
Pour creamy candy melts into small squeeze bottles (usually found in the store with the candy melts) or piping bags.
In a back and forth motion add the lines. As the candy hardens, add dollops of each color the size of a small chocolate chip.
Not Just for The Dessert Table
PARTY FAVORS: Why hand out party favors? 1. It’s a great way of saying “Thank You” for coming to my party. 2. A party favor serves as a reminder to your guest of the great time they had.
EASTER BASKET: Replace some of the store bought goodies with homemade goodies.
BAKE SALE: As mentioned above these treats are very versatile and can be made in several different ways….perfect for a bake sale.
I love these bars! The colours are fantastic. Just perfect for Easter.
These look very good and they are so pretty for Easter!
These look absolutely delicious! We love cereal and candy in our house so these would be the perfect treat. I would love if you would share them on my first linky party Dare to Share
Mmm these look yummy, love the colors too, so great for Easter!!!! What a fun treat!!!
These look so so good! I’m going to have to give these a try for Easter! I’d like for you to share them at my link party!!
I must say those are some of the prettiest cereal bars I have ever seen. I love the pastel colors! 🙂 This will be such a HUGE hit for our readers! All the kids will want to make this! Thank you so much for linking up with us at Kids in the Kitchen. We are blessed to have you! Have a wonderful Easter and I will see you next week! 🙂
WOW! these look so good! Thanks for sharing I love golden grahams and I can’t wait to try them!
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These look so cute and yummy! Thanks!
Thanks for linking up with Kids in the Kitchen! We are happy to have this fun Easter snack – I can see them tucked away in some pretty baskets too!
These look amazing! I wish I could reach into my screen and grab one right now!
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Those look awesome, I want some! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at my new linky party “Pin It and Win It Wednesday” at http://www.cheapcraftymama.com!
Each week, your recipes get better. I love this one and I plan to feature it. I apologize that it got messed up, last week. I have no idea what happened but something went astray. Thanks for understanding.