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Christmas Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

Peppermint Christmas Rice Krispies Treats are a quick and easy holiday dessert with only 5 ingredients. Serve this festive Christmas dessert for parties, Christmas movie nights, and even as a classroom treat.

I can still remember when my mother made rice crispy treats for my brothers and I when we were children. We thought it was simply the best homemade dessert outside of her chocolate cake. The best part for us was of course that it was sweet but also that it was made with a box of cereal we already loved.

This classic rice krispie treats recipe for cereal bars is made special for the holiday season. A cute Christmas dessert is ready in minutes, with no baking and little clean-up.

Peppermint Christmas Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

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Peppermint Rice Krispies Treats Ingredients

Ingredients

Directions

Step 1

Prepare a 13 x 9 baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. If you feel especially wild, spray the baking pan with cooking spray and skip the parchment paper.

Step 2

Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. When the butter is melted, add the marshmallows and melt, stirring constantly. Remove the saucepan from the heat.

Peppermint Rice Krispies treats ingredients in a bowl

Step 3

Fold the cereal into the melted marshmallow mixture and pour in 1 cup of white chocolate morsels, and 1/2 cup of crushed peppermints. Stir until the cereal is coated in the marshmallow mixture.

Tip

I like to spray a wooden spoon with non-stick cooking spray and use it to stir the marshmallow mixture.

Peppermint Rice Krispies treats spread in a pan

Step 4

Use the back of a wooden spoon or spatula that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray to press the mixture evenly into your baking pan. Use firm pressure to press the mixture down. You won’t hurt these cereal treats. Cool completely.

Christmas Krispy Treats being made

Step 5

Cut the crispy treats into about 8 to 12 bars. You can cut them any size you want such as long rectangles or squares. You will get more of a yield if you cut them into small squares.

Step 6

Place white chocolate morsels in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt on high heat, stirring every 15 seconds until almost completely melted. Stop heating when the white chocolate chips are almost all melted. Remove from the microwave and continue to stir as the residual heat finishes melting the candy chips.

Do not overheat. If the candy is too thick, add vegetable shortening or coconut oil in 1 teaspoon increments, up to 1 tablespoon, and stir well.

Peppermint Christmas Krispy Treats on a pan getting made

Step 7

Spread the melted white chocolate chips over about ⅔ of each of the rice krispie squares and decorate with additional crushed peppermints or sprinkles.

Step 8

Allow your easy Christmas rice krispies treats to dry completely before serving.

Christmas Rice Krispy with crushed peppermint candy

These can be packed to give as gifts from the kitchen. They store well on the counter for a couple of days in an airtight container.

Kids of all ages love homemade rice krispie treats. They are as popular as sugar cookies during the holiday season.

This is a great recipe to keep on hand for an easy treat for your holiday party. Also great for classroom or office parties. These delicious treats always disappear quickly.

Peppermint Christmas Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

Christmas Rice Krispies Treats Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Peppermint Christmas Rice Krispies Treats are a quick and easy no-bake holiday dessert with only 5 ingredients. Serve this festive Christmas dessert for parties, Christmas movie nights, and even as a classroom treat.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups rice krispie cereal
  • 1 (10-ounce) package of miniature marshmallows
  • 3 Tbsp butter (Do Not use margarine)
  • 2 cups white chocolate morsels, divided
  • ½ cup finely crushed peppermints, plus additional for decorating
  • Christmas sprinkles, for decorating (optional)

Instructions

    Prepare a 13 x 9 baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. If you feel especially wild, spray the baking pan with cooking spray and skip the parchment paper.

    Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. When the butter is melted, add the marshmallows and melt, stirring constantly. Remove the saucepan from the heat.

    Fold the cereal into the melted marshmallow mixture and pour in 1 cup of white chocolate morsels, and 1/2 cup of crushed peppermints. Stir until the cereal is coated in the marshmallow mixture.

    Use the back of a wooden spoon or spatula that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray to press the mixture evenly into your baking pan. Use firm pressure to press the mixture down. You won’t hurt these cereal treats. Cool completely.

    Cut the crispy treats into about 8 bars. You can cut them any size you want such as long rectangles or squares. You will get more of a yield if you cut them into small squares.

    Place white chocolate morsels in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt on high heat, stirring every 15 seconds until almost completely melted. Stop heating when the white chocolate chips are almost all melted. Remove from the microwave and continue to stir as the residual heat finishes melting the candy chips.

    Do not overheat the candy morsels as they will seize and be useless. If the candy is too thick, add vegetable shortening or coconut oil in 1 teaspoon increments, up to 1 tablespoon, and stir well.

    Spread the melted white chocolate chips over about ⅔ of each of the rice krispie squares and decorate with additional crushed peppermints or sprinkles.

    Allow your easy Christmas rice krispies treats to dry completely before serving.

Notes

You can store your homemade rice crispies treats in an airtight container on the counter for a couple of days.

Substitute one 7 oz. jar of marshmallow creme for the miniature marshmallows.

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Variations for Christmas Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

You could use any of the following to create a variation of this easy recipe for holiday treats.

  • milk chocolate chips instead of white chocolate chips
  • Use green candy melts instead of chocolate chips
  • Use red candy melts instead of chocolate chips
  • Use a drop of red or green gel food coloring in the marshmallow mixture
  • Stir red and green M&M’s into the mixture
  • decorate with Christmas candy sprinkles instead of crushed peppermints

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