Cooking with children helps the young ones feel included in the adult driven Easter preparations. Cooking with grandchildren helps create a stronger bond between grandparents and grandchildren. Cooking with children can be a lot of fun if carefully planned.kandemcooking
  • Be mindful of temperatures. Either allow time to cool the mixture below or work with it yourself, finding other steps for your grandchild to help.
  • Designate which steps your grandchild or grandchildren will each be responsible.
  • Explain each task and then have them repeat the directions back to you – emphasize safety rules.
  • Divide the ingredients into equal amounts so each child can make their own batch of Easter Eggs.


  • 1 (17.5 ounce) package crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (14 ounce) package individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
  • 2 (10.5 ounce) packages large marshmallows
  • Pastel colored sprinkles


  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Pour the crispy rice cereal into a large bowl. Mix in pastel colored sprinkles.
  2. Combine the margarine, sweetened condensed milk, and caramels in the top of a double boiler. Stirring constantly, cook over lightly simmering water until melted and combined, about 5 minutes.
  3. Use a wooden skewer to dip each marshmallow in the hot caramel mixture. Immediately roll caramel coated marshmallow in the crispy rice/sprinkles cereal mixture. Remove from skewer. When cool enough, shape into “Easter Eggs”, then place on the waxed paper to harden.
  4. Line a large Easter Basket with colorful cloth napkins. Place the Easter Eggs in the basket for a colorful display on your dessert table. If you’d like to give these as Easter favors, wrap each in colorful cellophane and tie closed with contrasting ribbon bows.

Makes 50 Eggs
Time: Approximately 25 min.

Happy Cooking with Children!