How To Pipe Grass Icing For An Easy Easter Dessert

April 4, 2022

Today I'm sharing how to pipe grass icing onto a store bought Easter treat.

Rice Krispie treats with grass icing and M&M chocolate Easter eggs

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I've always been of the mindset that if you can buy something ready made and improve upon it with a few tweaks, well then, why not? So this Easter I put that belief to the test and challenged myself to create a customized store bought Easter treat.

I've always wanted to learn how to pipe "grass" icing, so what I came up with was perfect: Rice Krispie Treats already cut up into squares, just waiting to be iced and Easter-i-fied.


plastic clamshell packaging rice krispie treats store bought 
 1. Store bought Rice Krispie treats. I bought some that were freshly made by my local Wal-Mart bakery. If you can't find freshly made ones, I learned that Kelloggs makes an actual "32 ounce snack sheet" (a big Rice Krispie treat) that you can cut up any way you want and use for different and fun dessert ideas. That would work great for this as well.

disposable cake icing bags #233 icing tip

2. icing bags

3. #233 tip set

Great Value gel food colors Pillsbury Fluffy Frost Funfetti canned icing

4. gel food coloring

5. canned frosting

milk chocolate M&M's eggs candies easter treat bag

6. "egg" topping(s) such as M&M's milk chocolate eggs (I used) or M&M's pastel milk chocolate Easter candy (better for smaller treats).

How To Pipe Grass Icing For An Easy Easter Dessert 

green egg shaped bowl filled with white icing

1. Spoon all the icing out of the can and into a bowl.   

green gel colored premade icing in a bowl

2. Add gel food coloring a few drops at a time, stirring as you go, until you reach the desired color. 

disposable icing bag in large glass filled with green icing

3. Place a piping bag into a large glass for support, draping any excess bag over the sides of the glass. Carefully spoon all the icing into the piping bag. 

large drinking glass disposable pastry icing bag with #233 tip filled with green icing

4. Tightly twist the top of the bag closed shut after smoothing the icing as far down into the bag as possible. 
green grass icing rice krispie treats

5. Proceed to gently squeeze out quick, short bursts of icing, one at a time, and in rows, until you've covered the entire treat.   

Here they are after  having been iced, but before adding the M&M eggs.

TIP #1:  You really want to squeeze out quick, short bursts of icing. The longer you squeeze, the more icing that will come out, and you'll end up with what looks more like long hair than short grass. It's not a bad idea to practice before tackling the real project. I found the Wilton YouTube video How To Pipe Grass and Fur to be very helpful. You might want to take a look at it before tackling the real thing.  

TIP #2: While I haven't seen anyone else mention this, I have to say that the icing tip does clog up periodically. I literally used a toothpick to try to unclog the holes many times. At one point I actually ran the whole tip (while still attached to the piping bag) under warm water and it helped tremendously with loosening up the clogs.

cake stand filled with rice krispie treats covered in green grass icing and M&M milk chocolate Easter eggs

6. Carefully add your "eggs" onto each treat.

moss Easter bunnies white porcelain bunny egg cups Easter treat display

Target moss Easter bunny marble cake stand rice krispie treats

colorful M&M milk chocolate Easter egg candies on rice krispie treats with Easter grass icing

I was super happy with how these turned out -- for my first try. It's pretty tricky getting the technique down, but I know that with more practice I will only get better at it. And my family thought they looked great -- which is all that really matters. 

Well, that's it for today, friends!

I hope you've enjoyed reading about 

How To Pipe Grass Icing For 

An Easy Easter Dessert

and that I've inspired you in some way. 

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Junkchiccottage said...

Kathleen these look so good and professional like from a bakery. How easy peasy too. I love easy peasy and I think my granddaughters would love these. Thanks for sharing all of this. Super cute. Happy Wednesday.

Allyson @ Southern Sunflowers said...

These treats certainly do look more appealing now with your icing addition ~ very cute!

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