These Rice Krispie Treat Christmas Ornaments are a quick and easy holiday treat! Get the kids in on the fun and make them together!
These Rice Krispie Treat Christmas Ornaments are so much fun to make and the kids will love helping out in the kitchen. If you’re looking for a fun holiday activity to do with the kids, this will be the perfect sweet treat to make with them over the coming weeks! Learn how to get started now!
We all know how much the little ones love to help in the kitchen. And sometimes it is just not possible when it comes to creating all of your holiday recipes. But these great Christmas Ornament Rice Krispie Treats will be right up everyone’s alley. See how easy they are to create below!
How to Make Rice Krispie Treat Christmas Ornaments
Adults and kids are both going to love making these Rice Krispie Ornament Treats! Especially since they are so simple to make. We just love what a creative idea this is to get into the holiday spirit. Who wouldn’t be excited to make these fun treats?! It’s a great alternative to making the same old Christmas cookies again. It’s time for something new!
First, you’ll need to make sure you have all of the ingredients below to get started. Luckily, all of the ingredients are really easy to get together.
Items you will need can be found below. We love how this cute DIY snack idea has ingredients that are extremely accessible.
- 10 oz bag miniature marshmallows
- 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
- 3 tablespoons softened butter
- Vanilla frosting
- Red and green food coloring
- Red, white and green sprinkles
- Rolo chocolates
Other items you will want to make sure you have include the following:
- Decorating Bags
- Large Microwave-Safe Bowl
- Long Spoon
- 9×13″ Pan
- Non-Stick Cooking Spray
- Circle Cookie Cutter
Feel free to use different cookie cutter shapes that will be easy to cut through the Rice Krispies mixture if you want to get creative when making your Rice Krispie Treat Christmas Ornaments, too!
Now that you have all of your ingredients lined up, it’s time to start putting these fun Christmas Rice Krispie Ornament Treats together with the helpful instructions below!
1. Melt Marshmallows and Butter
2. Mix In Rice Krispies
This part is super easy, because it’s just like making regular Rice Krispie treats! Add in the Rice Krispies cereal and mix it into your marshmallow and butter combination. Continue to mix until the cereal is evenly covered in the marshmallow mixture. Easy peasy!
3. Grease Pan
Make sure to grease a 9×13″ baking pan, where you will press your Rice Krispies mixture firmly into the grease-covered pan. Don’t forget this step or your mixture will stick to the pan and clean up will become a lot messier!
4. Use Cookie Cutter to Cut Out “Ornaments”
First, you’ll need to let your Rice Krispie mix set for a few hours, in order for it to cool and slightly harden. This will help when you use the cookie cutter and will keep your fun “ornaments” in their intended shape.
Once the mix is cooled, use the large circle cookie cutter to cut out circle-shaped Rice Krispies.
5. Mix Colored Frosting
In two separate bowls, mix 1 cup of frosting with green food coloring and one cup of frosting with red food coloring. Transfer these to your decorating bags, which will make decorating your Rice Krispie Ornaments really easy for the little hands that will be helping. Don’t worry, it will make it easier for you, as well!
While we stick with the traditional colors of red and green, feel free to use any colors you would like to with the food coloring to be as creative as you want! Just because these are Christmas Rice Krispie Ornament Treats doesn’t mean you can’t think outside of the box!
6. Create White Frosting
In addition to the two colored frostings you create above, add another cup of white frosting to a third decorating bag. For all of the decorating bags, cut small tips off at the end of them, in order to control where your frosting will go on the Holiday Ornaments Rice Krispie Treats.
7. Add A Rolo Chocolate
Use the white frosting to stick a foil-wrapped Rolo Chocolate on top of each Rice Krispies treat Ornament. These will be the top of your “ornament” and we must say, the gold foil really makes it stand out as fun Rice Krispie Ornament Treats!
Now comes the fun part for the kids and adults, alike! Use the colors that you created in your decorating bags and start decorating the Rice Krispie Treat Christmas Ornaments any way you like! Top with sprinkles where you want, as well.
Just remember, the sky is the limit, as far as how you and your family decide to decorate these sweet Holiday Ornaments Rice Krispie Treats! Thanks to the easy Rice Krispie Ornament Treats Recipe, you can create a bunch for your child’s classroom and you’ll be the star for their holiday party with these fun treats! Everyone seems to love Rice Krispie Treats and these will be the perfect addition to any holiday adventure.
They would also make cute gift ideas for friends and family. It would be easy to head over to your local Dollar Store and pick up some holiday tins that these Rice Krispie Treat Christmas Ornaments could be stored in. Who doesn’t love these ooey gooey treats to add to their holiday extravaganza!
A final thought… don’t think that these can just be created for Christmas! Use any cookie cutter shape you want for other holidays and before you know it, you’ll have great Valentine’s or Easter eggs that could be created with Rice Krispie Treats, too! Enjoy!
Decorating bags Large microwave safe bowl Long spoon 9x13” pan Non-stick cooking spray Circle cookie cutter
Large microwave safe bowl
Non-stick cooking spray
Circle cookie cutter