Adventures of Making: Holiday Rice Krispie Treats

Adventures of Making: Holiday Rice Krispie Treats

I truly love baking and sweets, but getting to also decorate some treats is the crème de la crème! I knew I wanted to do something festive and something I haven’t had in a while and what perfect treat to remind you of childhood or going to Disney Parks?

My only problem? I sprained my wrist a few days prior. Fear not, I was eager to make something, even if it meant getting hurt in the process. I found myself being able to gather the ingredients to make Rice Krispie Treats and et voilà! I was on the road to make a recipe. Now you’re probably thinking… getting hurt? Sprained wrist? What’s with all the French words? And when is this recipe going to start? If you haven’t scrolled down already that is. The recipe is very simple, and actually found myself having a blast with it, being the first time making some and with only one available arm? A piece of cake! I recommend you try these out ASAP.

This past week I decided to treat myself and for the first time ever made Rice Krispie Treats! I wanted to share the recipe because if you’re like me (a little extra and all about decor) who doesn’t love a simple treat you can decorate?

What you will be needing:

  • Wilton Holiday Sprinkles*
  • Holiday shaped cookie cutters*
  • Rubber spatula
  • Parchment paper*
  • A medium sized Pot
  • Square or rectangle pan
  • A knife*

** These items are optional if you’d like to change your result or are using a different technique

Cookie cutters are from Target and are all linked here

INGREDIENTS

TIPS AND TRICKS

Fresh Marshmallows. Don’t struggle with blocks of smooshed up marshmallows. You’ll be waiting longer for them to melt. Fresh bought ones have a better taste than the ones that have been sitting in your pantry for how many months (???).

No Sticky Fingers. I didn’t have a single problem with this one, use parchment paper on your pan so you don’t have to worry about making a mess. You can also lightly grease your fingers and the tools you use.

No Pan, No Problem. I know, Rice Krispies wouldn’t be themselves if they weren’t squared but for this recipe you don’t really need it. In fact, even if you do want regular shaped Rice Krispies you can add a piece of parchment paper to your counter top or plate and squish your cereal and marshmallows evenly, it’s very simple and you can just cut later.

Melted Chocolate. Have you ever found yourself having a rough day where your chocolate gets burnt? It seems impossible as it’s just melting chocolate but it happens! My tip to the perfect chocolate each time is to add a tiny tiny bit of coconut or vegetable oil. It creates the perfect consistency for dipping or drizzling onto these Rice Krispie treats!

Instructions

  1. Line a 9×13 inch baking pan with parchment paper
  2. Melt the butter in a large pot on the stove (or melt butter in a bowl in the microwave and transfer later)
  3. once melted, add the marshmallows. Stir mixture until the marshmallows are completely melted.
  4. Reduce the heat and fold in the cereal. Make sure each piece of cereal is coated with the marshmallow mixture.
  5. Transfer mixture to the prepared pan. Be careful because the mixture will be hot, let it cool down a little before you start handling it with your hands. You can also use a rubber spatula to gently spread mixture to fit the pan. Do not pack it down with force, just lightly press down so it’s secured. 
  6. Place your baking pan with the mixture in the fridge for 10 minutes to allow it to cool down. You can also let the treats set for 1 hour at room temperature.
  7. Place Rice Krispie Treats as a whole out of the pan using the parchment paper. Cut into squares or shapes using your holiday cookie cutters.
  8. In a small bowl, melt chocolate chips in the microwave at 20 second intervals stirring occasionally until chocolate is completely melted. Dip Rice Krispie treats in chocolate, shaking off excess chocolate, or using a rubber spatula drizzle on chocolate going back and forth creating zig zag like lines. Then, add sprinkles on top.
  9. Let Chocolate set up and serve. Cover and store leftover treats.

I recommend getting into the holiday spirit and playing some music in the background! Need some recommendations? You can find my Holly Jolly Christmas Playlist from Spotify Here.

Disclosure: Any and all opinions are my own, no compensation was received for this post. However please note that some of the links in this post may be or are affiliated links. Meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase using my link.

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