Savor each bite of these Peppermint Rice Krispie Treats, an easy-to-make festive dessert. Combining the crunch of rice krispies with fluffy marshmallows, rich white chocolate, and peppermint candy canes, they offer a delightful holiday flavor. Prepare, chill, slice into squares, and enjoy this no-bake Christmas treat.
Indulge in the festive spirit with these scrumptious Christmas Rice Krispie Treats! Perfect for the holiday season, they are crafted from marshmallows, Rice Krispies, and melted butter, then adorned with a layer of white chocolate and sprinkled with crushed candy canes for that extra yuletide cheer. What’s more, they require no baking—simply chill them in the refrigerator for a few hours, cut into squares, and savor the delightful flavors!
What I Love About This Recipe
- This no-bake peppermint rice krispie treats recipe is straightforward and can be prepared in advance.
- It requires less than 30 minutes to put together.
- With fewer than ten ingredients, it’s both easy and economical.
- Easily scale up the marshmallow peppermint rice krispie treats by doubling or tripling the quantities to accommodate larger gatherings.
- Unsalted butter: It is melted in a saucepan before adding other ingredients.
- Mini marshmallows: Use white mini marshmallows for the best results.
- Vanilla: Select vanilla essence or extract to sweeten these treats.
- Pinch of salt: To balance out the flavors in the Rice Krispie bars.
- Rice Krispies: This cereal is used to make the treat.
- Melted white chocolate: To top the rice krispie bars.
- Crushed candy cane: To top the white chocolate.
For those who prefer to avoid marshmallows or want a less sweet version, you can make Peppermint Rice Krispie Treats without marshmallows. Instead, you can use a combination of butter or coconut oil with a syrup like honey, maple syrup, or corn syrup to bind the Rice Krispies together. This variation may result in a slightly different texture.
For a richer flavor, consider using dark chocolate instead of white chocolate. You can also incorporate chocolate into the Rice Krispies mixture for an extra chocolaty treat.
How to Make Peppermint Rice Krispie Treats
- In a saucepan over low heat, melt the butter.
Add 3 cups of marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Mix in vanilla and a pinch of salt, then remove from heat.
2. Stir in the Rice Krispies until they are evenly coated with the marshmallow mixture.
3. Fold in the remaining marshmallows for added texture.
4. Transfer the mixture to a lined square tin and press down gently. Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.
5. Pour melted white chocolate over the set mixture and sprinkle with crushed candy cane.
6. Refrigerate for 3 hours to fully set.
7. Once set, cut the treat into equal-sized squares.
Serve these mouth-watering Christmas Rice Krispie Treats.
Tips and Tricks
- Baking tray: Ensure you line the baking tray with parchment paper to prevent it from sticking.
- Knife: Use a sharp knife when cutting the rice krispie treats.
Store bars in an airtight container or foil and refrigerate for up to one week.
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Peppermint Rice Krispie Treats
- 9x9 square pan
- Parchment paper
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- 5 cups of mini marshmallows
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla
- Pinch of salt
- 5 cups of rick krispies
- 500 g of melted white chocolate
- 1 cup of crushed candy cane
- Gently melt butter in a saucepan on low heat. Stir in 3 cups of marshmallows until they’re fully melted. Add a dash of vanilla and a pinch of salt, then take off the heat.
- Pour the Rice Krispies into the marshmallow mixture, stirring until well combined.
- Mix in the extra marshmallows for a gooey texture.
- Spread the mixture into a parchment-lined square tin, smoothing the top. Chill briefly for 10 minutes.
- Drizzle with melted white chocolate and sprinkle crushed candy cane over the top.
- Let it set in the refrigerator for 3 hours to firm up.
- Once solidified, slice into squares and serve up the festive treats.