In a medium saucepan, melt butter and peeps, stirring continuously. Optional: 1-2 drops of food coloring may be added for more vibrant color.
Remove pan from heat; pour in Rice Krispies cereal and mini marshmallows. Stir until just combined.
Quickly spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and even out with a spoon. NOTE: the mixture thickens quickly making it harder to even out.
Refrigerate the pan for 15 minutes.
Cut Rice Krispie treats into squares or shapes with cookie cutters. Decorate with melted candy or chocolate and sprinkles or eat as is.
How many Peeps to useEaster Chicks: 10 count, 3-ounce package. Use 17 of the chicks.Bunny Peeps: 12 count, 3.37-ounce package. Use 20 of the bunnies.How to Store the rice krispies treatsStore in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days at room temperature. Separate them in layers divided by wax paper.They can also be refrigerated however will become less chewy and harder to eat when chilled.How to freeze
Pack in an airtight container separated by wax paper.
Freeze for up to 6 weeks.
Allow to thaw for 15 minutes or until softened before serving.
Note: they can be decorated after thawing if desired.