Not Cake Pops but Peanut Butter Crispy Treats Easter Pops

by Jennifer on April 4, 2011

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There used to be only one time of year that I enjoyed pastels and that was always at Easter time. Then I had a little pink bundle of joy: my baby girl. From then on, I was a lover of all things pink however, Easter always brings out the joy of candy and pastels right?

And in case you haven’t guessed, I do not make Easter baskets full of peeps and jellybeans. I will leave those to grandparents but there is no way I will be the Grinch who stole Easter.

I fill their baskets with books, matchboxes and littlest pet shops although I will sneak in a few small vintage decorated chocolates and some crispy treat pops. Still sugar ‘Yes’ but too much, I say ‘No’.

Crispy Treats Easter Pops (makes a minimum of 16)
1/4 cup natural peanut butter*
1/3 cup honey
2 cups crispy brown rice cereal
A few Tablespoon pastel sprinkles
1 or 2 Wilton brownie pop mold
Baking spray
8-16 round Popsicle sticks

1. Combine peanut butter and honey in a medium size bowl, mix and microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power. If the peanut butter is not melted, repeat for another 20 seconds. Mix well.

2. Add brown rice cereal to the peanut butter honey mixutre, 1 to 2 cups at a time and stir to combine until mixture is sticky. Fold in the sprinkles.

3. Spray the brownie pop mold with baking spray and place some of the rice mixture into each well. Press firmly and refridgerate for a minimum of one hour.

4. Remove the crispy treat from the mold carefully by inverting the mold and slowly insert a pop stick. Gently press some of the mixture around the stick to secure it in place.

5. Sprinkle more sprinkles around the base of the pop if you wish. You can now wrap them in cellophane or bag them if you wish.

If you only have 1 mold, you will have to repeat this at least one more time.

*Use any seed or nut butter you wish.

What are your favorite Easter basket treats?

Tracey@Tangled Noodle April 4, 2011 at 11:49 am

You know that I’d be making these all for myself! They are almost too pretty to eat. Your photographs are just gorgeous! 😎

Maria April 4, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Great treat for Easter!

Jennifer April 4, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Tracey – you are making me all misty eyed over photo. compliment.

Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. April 4, 2011 at 2:57 pm

super fun!

Feast on the Cheap April 4, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Cute treats and CUTE plate!

Barbara Bakes April 4, 2011 at 4:04 pm

We’re addicted to the Cadbury mini eggs. I’m sure the kids wouldn’t be disappointed with these too though.

Big boys Oven April 4, 2011 at 7:43 pm

looks so delicious!

Amanda April 4, 2011 at 10:16 pm

How pretty! And such a fun treat, love rice krispy treats!

Dee D. April 5, 2011 at 7:46 am

They’re so cute! A great way to celebrate easter 🙂

meaghan (the decorated cookie) April 5, 2011 at 11:20 am

these are perfect!! I posted a link on too 🙂

Jennifer April 5, 2011 at 11:21 am

Meaghan – congrats on your upcoming book!! Please share the deets.

Medifast Meals April 5, 2011 at 1:16 pm

What a great idea, a change from the cake pops, nice and easy for the little ones to handle. Thinking these will be perfect for the upcoming school Easter parties, thanks so much.

Alison April 5, 2011 at 1:48 pm

My question is- Where did you get that plate? It is absolutely adorable!

Jennifer April 5, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Pier 1 Imports. Napkins as well.

Robyn | Add a Pinch April 5, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Fun treat.

Vicki @ WITK April 5, 2011 at 9:27 pm

I love these pops, much better than cake pops! They look like the perfect portion and the perfect amount of pastel 🙂

Shaina April 5, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Perfect! I’m not much of a cake pops fan, but I would eat these!

A Bowl Of Mush April 7, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Oh I love these! Must be so fun to make with kiddies!

Jaime {sophistimom} April 19, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Jennifer, these are so cute. And WHERE did you get that plate? Is it from Pier 1? I just bought some plates there but I like yours better!

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