Christmas Rice Krispies Treats: Holiday Ornaments

christmas rice krispies treats

Are the kids home from school this week on Christmas vacation?  Here’s a yummy holiday treat you can make together.  These Rice Krispy Ornaments are a cute treat to bring to neighbors and they look great as a holiday centerpiece.  Plus, with the high-value coupon out right now for Kellogg’s Rice Krispies, they’re even sweeter!

Christmas Ornament Rice Krispies Treats

1/4 C. butter + extra for your hands (you’ll need for shaping the Rice Krispy treats into a ball)
1 10-oz. package marshmallows
1 tsp. vanilla
6 C. Kellogg’s Rice Krispies
Holiday-colored sugar sprinkles or jimmies
Rolo candy


Melt butter in a large saucepan.  Add marshmallows and stir constantly until well-combined. Add vanilla, and stir again.  Add the Rice Krispies cereal.  Mix until all of the cereal is coated with the marshmallow mixture.

Butter your hands well, then and shape the cereal into six balls.  Make sure they’re packed tightly.  Acting quickly, roll the balls in colored sugar or holiday-colored jimmies or sprinkles until coated.

For the top of the ornament, stick a toothpick into one end of a Rolo candy.  The other end of the toothpick long goes into the Rice Krispy ornament.

Rice Krispie Treats


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30 Responses to Christmas Rice Krispies Treats: Holiday Ornaments

  1. Samantha says:

    these are very cute! I will be happy to never see a rice krispie treat for a long time though. I just made 100 candy cane shaped ones for my daughters school!

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  3. Mandy says:

    These are SO cute!!! I want to make these with my kids tonight!

  4. Katie Keener says:

    I think these will really liven up my cookie platters! I am excited to make them!! :D Thanks for sharing!

  5. Abby says:

    I love love love these:) I haven’t experimented much with Rice Krispy treats, but can you add food coloring to the treats?

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  7. Rachel says:

    How many does this recipe make?

  8. I made these for my Christmas Open House and everyone adored them. It was an adults party but they were all excited to see Rice Krispy treats shaped like this. I found the balls wouldn’t hold their shape when I tried to form them right away. Once I waited for them to set up a bit, they formed and held their shape. Big hit for adult parties too :)
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  9. Jennifer Wright says:

    I made them this morning and they turned out great! My girls loved dipping them in the sprinkles! They definitely needed to set up a bit before forming. They all went well! Love them!! :)

  10. Michelle says:

    Just found this on Pinterest, loved the idea. I’ll pin it for the holidays!

  11. Beth says:

    Instead of toothpicks try using a spot of royal icing to attach the rolos… wouldn’t want a lil person to get poked with a sharp toothpick!

  12. Hannah says:

    Can’t wait to make these! I have to make a lot though… about 30. I’ll just make them small.

    Also, I saw you can add food coloring to the butter mixture. I’d prefer doing that instead of rolling in sprinkles- trying to make it less messy! Would the food coloring give it a nice red and green color, just as well as the sprinkles?

    Also, I read that the balls form better when the mixture is set. Do you recommend putting the mixture in the fridge for a bit or something?


    • Kimberly Danger says:

      No, don’t put the mixture in the fridge. It sets very quickly, so just allow it to cool slightly at room temperature before molding. Green works well, red food coloring will give it a pinkish color, so you won’t end up with very vibrant colors without the sprinkles.

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  14. Mary Alcala says:

    If you use the Wilton Paste Food coloring it will give you the darker/richer red and green without having to use a lot. You can get it at Walmart/ Michaels or Hobby Lobby

  15. Phyllis Hall says:

    I am going to make these with my daycare children. They are adorable.

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  18. Prissygrrl says:

    It works really good with fruity Pebbles or crushed fruit loops:)

  19. Brenda says:

    How do you get the rolos gold?

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