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Monday, December 12, 2016

How to make the Best Christmas Rice Krispie Treats

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We are sharing a fun Christmas Rice Krispie Treats recipe today and we hope you will enjoy making it as much as our bunch did.    

Our grandkids just spent a fun afternoon making these Snowmen Rice Krispie Treats and it was such a hit that it's  sure to become one of our newest holiday traditions.


Christmas Rice Krispie Treats




 Traditional Rice Krispie Treats has always been an easy and delicious snack for our family. It's an easy three-step recipe that is one of our go-to recipes and we love to look for variations. 

We took the traditional recipe and turned it into a fun craft that is not only edible but delicious.   These Christmas Rice Krispie treats were a hands down favorite from this much-loved treat.   

These adorable little snowmen with their bright colored scarves, stovepipe hats, little round eyes, and big smiles are an easy project for a cold snowy afternoon with the children.  



Christmas Rice Krispie Treats

It's fun to assemble everything on a table and let the fun begin.  Depending on the ages of the children, they can assist in making all the snowballs, hats and scarves or if they are very young, an adult can have everything ready and the little ones can decorate their very own snowman. 

Hats are made from dipping marshmallows into dipping chocolate and placed on a chocolate cookie.

Scarves can be quickly designed from fruit roll-ups, that is cut into lengths and sliced at the end to create fringe. 

The bodies are created from the traditional Rice Krispie treat recipe and shaped into balls or should we say snowballs? 



Christmas Rice Krispie Treats

These guys are super cute and easy to assemble.   The hat is attached using marshmallow cream and a few mini chocolate chips make great eyes, a mouth, and cute buttons. 
 

This little guy's scarf is folded (just the part that touches his neck) and tied in the front in a sassy manner.   He's finished off with pretzels for arms.  


It's that time of the year that memories are made and last a lifetime. So many of our fondest memories of raising our children were centered around holiday recipes and crafts like this one!  




Rice Krispie Treats for Christmas

We made a few of the snowmen with dried cranberries for lips just for fun, (snowman in the green scarf) and also used regular pretzels (blue scarf) for curved arms.  

Kitchen Items used for this Craft/Recipe:

Handy Cool Touch Microwavable Bowl

Measuring Cups

Fondue Melting Pot

Silicone Baking Mat or Parchment Paper

Cutting board and knife (for scarfs)



Share with us your ideas for Christmas Rice Krispie Treats?   


Christmas Rice Krispie Treats

Ingredients
  • Ingredients
  • 6 cups rice krispie cereal
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (10 oz.) Marshmallows (remove and save 6 marshmallows for hats)
  • mini chocolate chips
  • chocolate wafer or stripped cookies
  • chocolate dipping
  • rolls of fruit candy
  • pretzel sticks
  • marshmallow creme to use as glue
Instructions
To make Snowballs
1. Microwave butter in a large microwavable bowl for 30-40 seconds or until melted.
2. Add all but 6 marshmallows, toss to coat, microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes, stirring after 45 seconds. Stir until smooth
3. Add rice krispies immediately, mix gently until well blended.
4. Wait for the mixture to cool about 5 minutes.
5. Butter hands and mold into 6--1/2 cups balls and 6--1/4 cup balls, placing each on parchment paper and allow to cool completely
Hats
1. Lay 6 cookies on parchment paper or a silicone baking mat with chocolate side up
2. Melt Dipping Chocolate  according to package directions or use this Fondue melting pot
3. Using a toothpick or skewer, dip each of the saved 6 marshmallows into the chocolate and place on cookies to resemble a hat
4. Let cool completely
Scarfs
1. Measure and cut about 10-12 inches of fruit roll-ups
2. Using a sharp knife, make slashes on the end of each end to make scarf's fringe.
3. Repeat for the other 5 scarfs
Noses
1. Roll a small piece of fruit snack into a carrot shape
2. Repeat 5 times
To Assemble Snowmen
1. Using the marshmallow cream attach one 1/4 cup ball on top of a 1/2 cup ball
2. Using the marshmallow cream attach mini chocolate chips as eyes,  either mini chocolate chips or a dried cranberry for a mouth and the nose made from fruit snack.
3. Attach scarves and either tie or press together around the neck of each snowman
4. Attach hats using marshmallow creme
5. Stick pretzel sticks into the body for arms

8 comments:

  1. Those are too cute! What a fun snow day activity they would be too!

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  2. These are adorable! I definitely want to make them with my sons this season! And what a smart idea for the scarves!

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  3. These are so cute. My kids would have a blast making them.

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  4. Oh my, these are adorable! They made me smile, and I really needed that smile today. Thanks so much! I'll have to make these so I can pass the smile along!

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  5. How cute are these! I have to try and these with my girls this weekend! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  6. These are so cute! What a great little project to have the kids make over Christmas break. Ours probably won't look as cute as yours though, lol. Pinning now, thanks for sharing!

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  7. My kids would love these Evelyn! So cute. I love the hat and scarves! Great job.

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  8. These are too cute for words my friend! You are pure genius for crafting us these adorable and delicious snowmen!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))