Classic Rice Krispie Treats get a candy cane twist! Sticky and sweet with a cool minty kick, Peppermint Rice Krispie Treats taste even better when they’re dipped in white chocolate.
Peppermint Rice Krispie Treats
I have a serious love affair with Krispie Treats. Don’t worry, my husband is quite aware of this lover of mine! It all started in high school when my BFF and I would make a pan of plain krispie treats, cut it in half, and each eat a giant square!
But now that I’m all grown up and such (kinda), I like to make fancy treats and have perfected how to make rice krispie treats.
Fancy Rice Krispie treats? That might be an Oxymoron! In any case, this peppermint version of the classic childhood dessert feels special enough to serve at any party or occasion.
Peppermint Krispie Treats make a delicious addition to your holiday celebrations!
- Candy Cane JELL-O – This can be tricky to find when it’s not the holiday season, so when I see it in the grocery store I make sure to stock up for the year!
- Peppermint Mini-Marshmallows – If you can’t find peppermint marshmallows, use more regular marshmallows and add a drop of peppermint extract for more flavor.
- Vanilla almond bark – Ghrirardelli white chocolate melting wafers would also work beautifully.
- Rice cereal – Or try the recipe with other cereals. We love making krispie treats with Cheerios, corn chex or corn flakes to mix it up.
It’s convenient when your favorite dessert is also one of the easiest to make!
You melt butter and plain marshmallows together, then mix in the powdered JELL-O mix and rice krispie cereal. Fold in the peppermint marshmallows, press into a pan and let them set until firm.
After cutting the squares, I decided to press a striped straw into each one. That way you can use the straws to make dipping the treats in melted white chocolate even easier.
I also love the colorful pop the straws add to the white treats! A miniature candy cane pressed into the tops of the treats would be a pretty choice too.
Tips & Tricks
- Use a LIGHT touch when pressing treats into the pan. The firmer you press, the harder the finished treats will be. We want SOFT and chewy treats here, so use your finger tips to lightly spread the batter into the pan without pushing firmly.
- Let the chocolate set for 15 minutes before enjoying. After dipping the treats into the chocolate, it’ll need time to firm up a bit. If you’re not patient, you’ll end up with white chocolate everywhere when you try to eat your peppermint krispie treats. Not the worst thing in the world, but I promise those extra few minutes are worth it.
- Store treats in an airtight container. Keep the lid closed when you’re not enjoying your Rice Krispie Treats to ensure they stay soft and fresh. They taste best if eaten within 3 days.
I find thawed krispie treats far less delicious than fresh, so I don’t recommend freezing them. If you’re going to eat a rice krispie treat it should be the BEST krispie treat possible, right?
Yes. They do take more time to melt but you can cut them into smaller pieces to make them melt easier into the batter. For the peppermint marshmallows, stick with the mini size so you get perfect little bites of marshmallow in each rice krispie treat!
I’ve had success finding it at Kroger, Walmart, and Meijer grocery stores. Keep an eye out at any well stocked supermarket during the holidays and stock up to make peppermint rice krispie treats.
Everything you love about Rice Krispie treats with extra holiday goodness! This Peppermint Krispie Treats recipe makes a delicious Christmas dessert that kids and adults alike can enjoy.