Easy Easter Dessert: Rice Crispy Carrots

Accent Easter baskets this year with handmade treats, including these delicious crispy-rice carrots.

My kids jumped at the opportunity to create these Easter-theme desserts (we’re a crispy-crazed household). This is an easy holiday-themed snack that can be used to adorn your candy baskets, or serve as a treat to keep the spirit of the Easter Bunny alive in the weeks leading up to the holiday.

How to Make Easter Bunny-Approved Carrot Treats

How to Make Easter Bunny-Approved Carrot Treats

Make these DIY Easter dessert using crispy treats and tinted chocolate.

Photo by: Emily Fazio ©2016

Emily Fazio, 2016

Start by gathering these simple ingredients: 

  • crispy rice treats (you can make your own, or purchase the pre-packaged snack variety)
  • 1 pound of white chocolate melting wafers
  • oil-based orange candy coloring
  • edible candy grass

Cut the treats into carrot-shaped rectangles. Our pre-packaged snack-size treats yielded two carrots each. 

How to Make Easter Bunny-Approved Carrot Treats

How to Make Easter Bunny-Approved Carrot Treats

Make these DIY Easter dessert using crispy treats and tinted chocolate.

Photo by: Emily Fazio ©2016

Emily Fazio, 2016

In a double boiler, melt the white chocolate wafers. I recommend working in small batches with the chocolate, because once it’s melted it will begin to get “old” with time. Also keep in mind that water and melted chocolate are arch enemies, and nothing will mess up your recipe faster, so be sure to keep all water away from the chocolate. Because of chocolate’s water aversion, you’ll also want to use an oil-based candy coloring to tint the white chocolate a pleasant shade of orange. Most common food colorings (including gel) are water-based and will congeal in your chocolate like vinegar and oil.

How to Make Easter Bunny-Approved Carrot Treats

How to Make Easter Bunny-Approved Carrot Treats

Make these DIY Easter dessert using crispy treats and tinted chocolate.

Photo by: Emily Fazio ©2016

Emily Fazio, 2016

The mixed chocolate will be thick, so to achieve a smooth and even coat on the carrots, you may find it easiest to apply it with a spatula. If your first chocolate layer is thin, you may want to add a second coat. Chill the carrots between coats to help the first layer of chocolate harden.

How to Make Easter Bunny-Approved Carrot Treats

How to Make Easter Bunny-Approved Carrot Treats

Make these DIY Easter dessert using crispy treats and tinted chocolate.

Photo by: Emily Fazio ©2016

Emily Fazio, 2016

Once the topcoat of chocolate is hardened, you can take a toothpick and create a hole in the wide end of each carrot. Edible grass that you can find in stores this time of year is perfect for imitation carrot greens in your dessert.

How to Make Easter Bunny-Approved Carrot Treats

How to Make Easter Bunny-Approved Carrot Treats

Make these DIY Easter dessert using crispy treats and tinted chocolate.

Photo by: Emily Fazio ©2016

Emily Fazio, 2016

Trim pieces of the grass, and insert them into the hole left by the toothpick. If they’re compact, they won’t fall out easily.

How to Make Easter Bunny-Approved Carrot Treats

How to Make Easter Bunny-Approved Carrot Treats

Make these DIY Easter dessert using crispy treats and tinted chocolate.

Photo by: Emily Fazio ©2016

Emily Fazio, 2016

Package the finished carrots in transparent treat bags to distribute at school parties, in lunches, or in this year’s Easter basket.

How to Make Easter Bunny-Approved Carrot Treats

How to Make Easter Bunny-Approved Carrot Treats

Make these DIY Easter dessert using crispy treats and tinted chocolate.

Photo by: Emily Fazio ©2016

Emily Fazio, 2016

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