Rice Krispie Carrots!

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Why not make your rice krispie treats shaped like carrots this easter? It's easy to do!

Start with 4 cups of mini marshmallows and 6 cups of rice krispies.

Melt 3-4 tbsp. butter in a pot over low heat and then add marshmallows. Stir until smooth and melted. Remove from heat and add rice krispies.

Mix until all of the rice krispies are covered with sticky marshmallow goodness.

Butter your hands (grease 'em up to keep from sticking!) Scoop up some rice krispie & marshmallow and form into the shape of a carrot. Use wax paper and roll the form to assist in shaping. Press firmly so carrots stay together.

Let them sit on wax paper as you make all of your carrots!

{If you wanted to be really ambitious and impress your friends you could melt some chocolate and dip the ends of these carrots in and top with sprinkles for a little color. Then let sit until chocolate firms.}

I wrapped the carrot in wax paper first because the cellophane I used isn't food safe. Fold up the tip and roll. Twist the top.

Wrap your carrots in orange cellophane. Use the same technique on the tip by folding the paper up and rolling. As you roll and the cellophane becomes layered it will appear more orange. Twist the top and tie with raffia.

You may have to use a small piece of clear tape to secure cellophane towards the bottom.  Trim off the top.

Cut strips of bright green crepe paper. (Tissue paper will work, too.)  Pinch strips in center. Tie the "greens" on the carrot using the raffia.

You may want to do this on both the front and the back of the carrot for a fuller top.

What a sweet easter treat!