Christmas Rice Krispies Treats: Holiday Ornaments

christmas rice krispies treats

Are the kids home from school this week on vacation?  Here’s a yummy holiday treat you can make together.  These Rice Krispy 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 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



  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!

  2. 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?

    • Kimberly Danger says

      Absolutely! Add the food coloring to the melted butter and marshmallows BEFORE you add the Rice Krispies. 🙂

  3. says

    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 🙂

  4. 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!! 🙂

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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


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