DIY Wednesday: Treats for My “Peeps”

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Today’s DIY Wednesday post is a super cute and super EASY Easter treat that is sure to “wow” your friends: Carrot Krispies! This seriously took me about an hour TOTAL to put together for our Stroller Strides Easter-themed class, and everyone enjoyed it as a special post-workout treat in honor of the upcoming holiday.

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First, gather all of the ingredients needed to make regular Rice Krispie treats: butter, marshmallows, Rice Cereal, and vanilla extract.  To make the orange color, I used Wilton Orange gel food color, and mixed it in with the marshmallows, as they were melting with the butter.  Make sure to add enough coloring to make the marshmallows orange — otherwise your carrots will be a pastel type color and not as vibrant.  Also, because it is Easter, I found edible Easter grass that I thought would be perfect for the leaf part of the carrot.

IMG_2523Once the marshmallows are melted, add in your cereal.  Mix until fully coated, and the spread the krispies out on a COOKIE SHEET that is lined with parchment paper.  This will ensure they are thin enough to cut and that they don’t stick to the pan.  Once cooled, take a sharp knife and start cutting the krispies into triangle shapes — roughly 6 inches long.

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Once all the carrots are cut, tear off pieces of the edible Easter grass and press them gently onto the top of the carrots.  They will stick to the marshmallow 🙂 Then, you can bag them in a medium sized favor bag, and affix you favorite Easter-themed tag!  I found these cute tags on Pinterest, via this super cute site here.

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Hope everyone is having a fantastic Easter week!  Check back tomorrow for really sweet pictures of Ella’s playdate with Quinn — where we painted, played dress-up, and colored Easter eggs!

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