Wash and thoroughly dry fillable plastic eggs and or pans of your choice. Very lightly grease the interior of each egg and/or pan using the 1 tablespoon of softened butter. This recipe will fill 6 – 2 ¼” plastic eggs plus one 13 x 4 tart pan. It will also fill one 13 x 9 pan.
Make Marshmallow Treats:
In a large Dutch oven, heat the 6 tablespoons of butter over very low heat until melted. Add the plain marshmallows. Stir over low heat until marshmallows are melted.
Stir in vanilla extract and gently fold in cereal. As mixture comes together, stop stirring and allow the mixture to cool slightly, about 5 to 6 minutes.
Gently fold in the pastel colored marshmallows.
Mold Eggs or Press into Prepared Pans:
Press the marshmallow treats into the plastic eggs. Coating your hands with a bit of soft butter or cooking spray will help keep the treats from sticking to your hands. Fill the eggs well and snap them closed. Alternatively, or additionally, press treats into well buttered pans.
Serve or gift the molded treats in the plastic egg. Cut treats pressed into pans as desired. Wrap well with plastic wrap to keep fresh and chewy.