15 Best Christmas Rice Krispie Treats

The Christmas holiday season means sweet abound, and what better way to celebrate than by making Christmas rice krispie treats. They’re a great option as afternoon snacks, festive desserts, party favors, and even homemade gifts for your friends and loved ones. Take a look at these homemade rice krispie treats that everyone will be excited to eat.

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Some tips for making rice krispie treats:

  • Spray your pan with non-stick cooking spray or use wax paper to keep your treats from sticking to the pan.
  • Gently spread the rice krispie mixture in the pan. Don’t pat it down hard or it will lose its fluffy quality.
  • Use fresh rice krispies or rice puffs. If you use ones that have expired, your rice krispie treats will turn out disappointing with the wrong texture and stale.
  • Substitute items to your liking. You can use various color food dyes and multiple types of candy as decoration.
  • Rice krispie treats get hard over time, so eat them up within a few days or wrap them in parchment paper or plastic to keep them as fresh as possible. If you won’t be eating them for a while, store them in the freezer using an airtight container.

1. Santa Hat Rice Krispie Treats by Emily Fabulous

These Santa hat rice krispie treats are easy to make and fun to eat. The red food coloring and mini marshmallows give it an extra touch to look just like the real thing! Take advantage of the triangular shape to make Christmas trees too.

2. Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats by Well If She Can Do It

These adorable reindeer rice krispie treats are served on a stick for easy enjoyment. They can be made with pre-made individually packaged rice krispie treats, meaning you don’t even have to handle the crispy rice cereal.

3. Hot Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats by Your Homemade Healthy

Combine two classic cold weather favorites into one decadent one with this hot chocolate rice krispie treat! This no-bake version is ready in under 30 minutes.

4. Rudolph Rice Krispie Treats by Balancing Motherhood

This tutorial makes darling Rudolph treats that are so cute and tasty the kids will want to grab seconds!

5. Christmas Tree Krispie Treats by The Best Ideas for Kids

These Christmas tree rice krispie treats are easy to make with a cookie cutter, icing, and sprinkles. Or try making a variety of holiday-themed shapes with other cookie cutters you may have.

6. Ornament Rice Krispie Treats by Living Sweet Moments

Turn a round ball of rice krispies into an ornament with some food coloring and chocolate candy.

7. Grinch Rice Krispie Treats by Princess Pinky Girl

Your heart might grow a few sizes at the sight of these easy Grinch treats! They’re the perfect item to eat while watching The Grinch or or adding to a dessert tray at a Grinch-themed party.

8. Christmas Tree Krispie Treats by Cincyshopper

Take your rice krispie trees upright with this idea that balances the tree on a peanut butter cup trunk. Then decorate the trees to your delight with sprinkles, M&M’s, marshmallows, and more. Kids of all ages can help make this one!

9. Snowman Rice Krispie Treats by Pint Sized Treasures

Give your rice krispie treats a fun and friendly face with this snowman idea! 

10. Christmas Hat Krispie Treats by Tasty Treats and Eats

This easy and inexpensive Christmas hat recipe reserves a few mini marshmallows to create a fluffy rim!

11. Cereal Ornaments by Ann’s Entitled Life

This is a craft you can make now and snack on later. Use all sorts of small edibles such as M&M’s, sprinkles, and Twizzlers to decorate your ornament.

12. Snow Globe Treats by Food Meanderings

Instead of snow globe cookies, why not make these unique snow globe rice krispie treats? You can vary the design by decorating the “inside” of the snow globe however you’d like. They might take a little more time than usual, but the result is worth the effort.

13. Krispie Treat Gifts by Eat Move Make

These little goodies are all wrapped up like gifts with a bow on top. They make the perfect edible gift!

14. Chai Spiced Rice Krispie Squares by Kelly Neil

If you love chai flavors, then you are going to want to grab this recipe for your next batch of krispie treats. It’s a unique and delicious twist on a classic treat.

15. White Christmas Slice by Peter’s Food Adventure

This Australian favorite is such a fun twist on rice krispie treats. It has an unusual combination of fruit and white chocolate making it a stand-out treat to share at a holiday party.

Whether you’re preparing for Christmas parties, cookie exchanges, or just a sweet snack for yourself, these rice krispie recipes will leave you content. Which one will you make first?

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