Christmas Rice Krispie Treats With Elf On The Shelf

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Christmas Rice Krispie Treats are SUCH a simple treat your kids can help you make over the holiday break! Kids love the Christmas colors and how these Rice Krispie treats resemble an Elf hat… or a Christmas tree! This would make a great treat for the Elf to “make” as a surprise.  My kids loved the shapes- and they are so quick to whip up, we will be making these again!

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Christmas Rice Krispie Treats

Servings: 8 

Total Make Time: 20-25 minutes 

Ingredients For Christmas Rice Krispie Treats

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows 
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies 
  • 2 tsp red food coloring (feel free to substitute with natural food dye)

Ingredients For Frosting

  • ½ cup premade frosting 
  • 1-2 drops green food coloring (feel free to substitute with natural food dye)
  • 1 Ziplock bag or a piping bag
  • 1 star piping tip (I used a Wilton #21)

Christmas Rice Krispie Treat Instructions 

  1. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add in the mini marshmallows, stirring constantly until they are melted and smooth. Don’t walk away, they will burn quickly!
  2. Once the marshmallows are melted and smooth, remove from heat and add in the Rice Krispie cereal. Fold with a spatula until both ingredients are well combined. 
  3. Add in 2 tsp red food color and continue folding until all the red color is distributed throughout the mixture. 
  4. Prepare an 8” cake pan with nonstick spray and/or parchment paper. Pour the mixture into the pan and using a clean greased hand (grease on your hands makes the Krispies not stick to you!), press the rice krispies into the bottom of the pan flat.
  5. Place in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes or until they have hardened slightly. 

Frosting Instructions

  1. While the Christmas Rice Krispie Treats are setting in the refrigerator, prepare your frosting by placing about ½ cup premade frosting into a small bowl and adding a few drops of green food color and stirring until well combined. 
  2. Cut the lower corner out of your Ziplock bag (or if you are using a piping bag, place the star tip in it) and add in your frosting. 
  3. Once the krispies have set, remove them from the refrigerator and using a butter knife or small spatula, run around the edges of them until they release from the pan. Place the Rice Krispie treats on a cutting board and cut into 8 pieces like a pie. 
  4. Take your piping bag and pipe a small line of frosting across the bottom and a single star at the top of each piece. Enjoy!
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  6. elf on the shelf next to Rice Krispie treats
  7. elf on the shelf next to bowl of marshmallows
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If you end up making these Christmas Rice Krispie Treats, send me a pic here or on Instagram! I would love to see them. Happy holidays!

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