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Easy Peeps Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

Indulge in a childhood favorite with a delicious twist in my latest recipe: Peeps Rice Krispies Treats! As spring approaches and the aisles fill with vibrant marshmallow chicks, it’s the perfect time to elevate a classic treat. Whether you’re a fan of the iconic Peeps or simply seeking a colorful, fun and festive dessert, this recipe promises sweetness and nostalgia in every bite.

The kids and I tested this viral recipe for you and we’re sharing not only the recipe but all our tips with you. Join us as we explore the simple steps to create these colorful and irresistible treats that are sure to delight both young and old alike.

Peep Rice Krispies Treats

Peeps Rice Krispies Treats

If you’ve been scrolling Tiktok or Instagram lately in search of a fun and easy Easter snack, I’m sure you’ve ran across the viral Peeps Rice Krispies Treats. If your kids are anything like mine, they LOVE rice krispies treats which meant trying this snack was at the top of our list. I thought this would be the perfect treat for us to bake together and have fun as a family. It seemed simple enough with only 3 main ingredients and taking under 20 minutes from start to finish.

What You’ll Need (Ingredients):

Ingredients for your Peeps Rice Krispies Treats
Ingredients for your Peeps Rice Krispies Treats

You can find your ingredients at just about any local grocery store or market during Easter. I actually picked ours up on a quick trip to Target. First, you’ll need to swing by the cooler section to grab unsalted butter. Next, you’ll head down to the cereal isle to get a box of Rice Krispies. I picked out a family size and this was more than plenty. Finally, you’ll go to the Easter section to get your peeps. The recipe we used called for 16-20 peeps which is just over one box of peeps. However, I suggest you buy at least two or three boxes. You can either opt to get a variety of Peep colors (like we did) if you want to make it fun or you can keep it simple with only one Peeps color. I knew my kids would prefer to mix colors and it’d make it extra fun so I picked out blue, pink, and purple Peeps.

Let’s Get Ready to Bake

When we’re baking at home I like to get everything together and ready before I bring the kids in. If i try to manage both their excitement and organizing a treat, something is bound to go wrong. I started by prepping our oven and turning the heat on to 375° F for it to preheat while we prepped out treat. Next, I brought all the ingredients to the table.

*In addition to the ingredients listed above you’ll need a few extra things at home like a baking sheet 9×13, Pam non-stick spray, a spatula to stir, and a knife to cut your butter.

I brought all this to the table before I even called the kids in to help.

The Recipe: Peeps Rice Krispie Treats

Step One:

The first thing on our the recipe was to spray our pan with a non-stick cooking spray. We used Pam as it’s something I always keep in our pantry. Once we sprayed our pan it was time to line our baking sheet with the peeps. I let the kids decide what pattern to use when we lined them up. They ended up going with purple, pink, purple, blue pattern. This 9×13 baking pan fit 5 Peeps perfectly from top to bottom.

**A few of the extra Peeps may have went missing into some bellies during this time as well. Although, not a single one of the kids confessed and swore they had no idea where the missing Peeps went… You be the judge.

Peeps lined up on baking sheet for Rice Krispies Treats

Step Two:

Next, we poured 5 cups of Rice Krispies over top of our Peeps.

Peeps lined up on baking sheet for Rice Krispies Treats

The kids loved this step and thought the Peeps looked like they were swimming in the Rice Krispies.

Step Three:

Our last step before baking was to add the butter on top. I thinly sliced 6 tbsp of butter into 12 pieces and it just so happened to fit perfectly between the Peeps when we placed them on top of our baking dish.

Peeps Rice Krispies
Peeps Rice Krispies Treat

Step Four:

The last step was to bake them for 6 minutes in the oven. Once they were done baking I pulled them out and stirred them up (spray your spatula with the non-stick spray to help the marshmallow not stick). The Peeps were very gooey at this point and mixed into the Rice Krispies easily. I took the spatula and also tried to make the top of the treats as flat as possible. Once the pan cooled, I let the kids add sprinkles to the top of the treats.

Sprinkles added to Peeps Rice Krispies Treats

The Verdict

This is a fun and unique way to make Rice Krispies treats. The kids had a blast and it was something different than the normal Rice Krispies treats that we usually make.

The Kid’s Verdict:

The kids said “they taste great!” They also loved how colorful and fun the treats were. I’m not sure if this is because we covered them in pastel rainbow sprinkles or the subtle coloring from the Peeps.

Mom’s Verdict:

I felt like the Peeps made them extra sweet. I know Rice Krispies are a sweet treat but these were just slightly sweeter. Although the color of the mixed Peeps was fun, if you have a child that does not like odd colored food, I’d opt for a single color and not mix them.

In terms of the recipe itself, it was good but there are a few things I’d tweak.

First, I usually love a thicker Rice Krispie treat, so I would adapt this recipe. I’d either use a smaller baking pan or up the amount of Rice Krispies and Peeps I was baking with.

The recipe was also a bit on the buttery side. Instead of only 20 peeps, I’d probably go ahead and line the 9×13 baking pan full of peeps. I’d say a 9×13 pan could have easily fit another row, possible 2 bringing your total of Peeps use to 25 or 30. This way the marshmallow dominated the flavor and not the butter. The butter wasn’t overwhelming so this recipe does work but as someone who bakes a lot, I could slightly taste the butter and would prefer more of the marshmallow taste.

However, with all that being said if you are looking for a fun quick & easy Easter treat this one hits the mark. Your kids will enjoy making it. It is a quick recipe that took us less than 20 minutes to complete. The treat itself was full of color which in the kids eyes make it extra special. So overall, this recipe is a winner. Below I’ve shared with you the recipe we used to make our treats incase you want to give it a go as well.

Peeps Rice Krispies Treats

Peeps Rice Krispies Treats are a fun holiday twist on the classic Rice Krispies treat.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes


  • 5 cups Rice Krispies
  • 20 Peeps
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • sprinkles


  • Preheat oven to 375 degree.
  • Prepare a 9x13in baking dish by spraying with cooking spray.
  • Arrange 20 Peeps within your baking dish.
  • Pour 5 cups of Rice Krispies over the Peeps.
  • Cut unsalted butter into thin slices and then evenly place them on top of the Peeps and Rice Krispies.
  • Bake for 6 minutes.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Stir Peeps and Rice Krispies together. Add sprinkles if desired.
  • Allow to cool, then cut and enjoy.

Before I Say Goodbye…

If you end up trying this Peeps recipe be sure to come back and let us know or contact me here! I’d love to know if you ended up tweaking it with our suggestions or followed the original. Regardless, if you make this with your kids, I hope it’s a fun time of making holiday memories.

On that note friends, Happy early Easter to you and your family. I’ll leave you with this Easter Blessing.

May the glory and the promise of this joyous time of year, bring peace and happiness to you, and those that you hold most dear. And may Christ, our risen savior, always be there by your side, to bless you most abundantly and be your loving guide.


I hope you enjoy this fun and simple Easter treat.

Don’t forget, Mother’s Day is right around the corner, you can find my top recommendations for Mother’s Day with my Ultimate Guide Guide for Mom.

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  1. Oh we are going to try this…I’m adding the ingredients to my H-E-B list right now! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Let me know how it goes! I definitely suggest using more Peeps, probably 25-30. It’s so fun and easy for the kids though, you can’t go wrong. Enjoy ❤️

  2. Hi Tandra! I’m going to try this recipe out with my teens! It just looks so easy and fun. We’ll be using your suggested changes, and I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes!

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