I have a yummy treat for you today!
I don't know about you, but I've never met a Rice Crispy Treat that I didn't like. And while I've always preferred the classic version best, this peppermint version is now hands down my new favorite!
I love that these peppermint treats are festive, delicious & SO easy (and fast!) to make! They'd be the perfect little treat to bring to a holiday party, or to enjoy during the holidays themselves. I hope you give them a try!
Peppermint Rice Crispy Treats
- 6 cups Rice Crispies cereal
- 5 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- 1/3 cup Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips (or, crushed candy canes)
- Candy Canes, optional (for decoration, or crushed & sprinkled on top for extra peppermint)
*Note: I used the Andes Peppermint Baking Chips (which were new to me), and they are awesome. They're essentially little white chocolate & peppermint candy bits that sort of melt into the marshmallow base when added. This is what they look like:
But if you can't find them, you could easily use crushed candy canes instead :)
Butter a 9x13 baking dish and set aside.
Melt the 3 Tbsp. of butter in a large saucepan over low (to medium-low) heat. Once melted, add the marshmallows, and stir well until they are also completely melted & fully incorporated.
Remove pan from heat, stir in the peppermint chips, and then stir in the rice crispy cereal. Stir until all of the rice cereal is well-coated, then pour into the buttered baking dish.
With a sheet of parchment paper (or a buttered spatula), press the mixture evenly & firmly into the baking dish, and let cool.
Then just cut them into small squares & serve!
So yummy! And, they'd be extra festive-looking if you drizzled them with melted white chocolate & topped with crushed candy canes! I will be doing that for Christmas day :)
Also, sidenote - these peppermint cookies are another favorite holiday treat, and I'm excited to try them with the leftover Andes chips this year- yay for not having to crush candy canes!