I am the first one to admit that uber-cute holiday-specific treats aren’t exactly my thing. But now that I have two preschoolers, and they get such a kick out of those cutesy holiday-themed treats, well, I cave in.
If you’re looking for a spring- or Easter – themed dessert or classroom snack, these “bunny tails” fit the bill. This is not a healthy or natural recipe. This is purely a treat, full of refined sugar and other not-so-nice things. But man, they’re yummy!
And they’re no-bake — only about 20 minutes of hands-on time to make a full batch of these.
First, we need to whip up some rice krispies treats. But we’re going to mix it up a little with peanut butter!
1. Combine 1/2 cup light corn syrup and 1/2 cup sugar in a saucepan. Stir constantly until the sugar is dissolved. Add 1/2 cup peanut butter and stir until everything is melted and combined. Then add 3 cups Rice Krispies:
Mix the Rice Krispies in until they are thoroughly combined with the peanut butter mixture. Scoop out (using a cookie scoop) onto a piece of wax paper and let cool for 5 minutes:
Now here’s the trick: When they’re still warm but cool enough to handle, gently shape the rice krispie treats into balls. Put them on a cookie sheet and freeze for 30 minutes. This will make them easy to frost.
When the Rice Krispie balls are frozen, frost with your choice of vanilla frosting and sprinkle with shredded coconut. There you have it – fluffy, sweet, bunny tails.
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
- 3 cups Rice Krispies
- Vanilla Frosting, any brand
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- Combinelight corn syrup andsugar in a saucepan.
- Stir constantly until the sugar is dissolved.
- Add peanut butter and stir until everything is melted and combined.
- Add Rice Krispies and stir gently until thoroughly combined.
- Using a Cookie Scoop, scoop out the rice krispie mixture onto a piece of wax paper.
- When cool enough to handle (about 5 minutes), shape into balls, then place in freezer for 30 minutes.
- After the balls are frozen, frost carefully with the vanilla frosting and sprinkle with coconut.
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