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It wouldn’t be the holidays without making a yummy treat with your kids and these rice krispie treat snowmen fit the bill. They are fun, festive, and delicious!
I headed to Target to pick up supplies for our fun Cooking With Kids night in. They even have a special going on from 11/13 – 12/3: Buy two Rice Krispies or Cocoa Krispies and get a bag of Jet Puffed Marshmallows for free. You know I took advantage of that deal! Plus, my son was more than happy to help me find the Rice Krispies.
We ended up using both the traditional Rice Krispies and Cocoa Krispies for this recipe. We also used gum drops, icing, pretzels, and candy eyes to decorate our snowmen.
If you’ve never made rice krispie treats before, it is super easy. You start with a little butter and a bag of mini marshmallows in a pan cooking over medium heat. You melt the butter and marshmallows and then mix in the rice krispies.
If you’re making traditional rice krispie treats, than you press them into a baking dish before devouring them. Since we made rice krispie treat snowmen, we took the mixture directly from the pan and formed them into balls for snowmen.
Then, we used our frosting as glue to add the decorations. If we make this again, we will use brown frosting. The red frosting made the snowmen look a little scary (in my opinion). No one seemed to care, because we all gobbled them up pretty quickly!
We also had some fun decorating the kids’ noses with frosting. 🙂
Another awesome thing about making Rice Krispie treats this Winter is the #Treats4Toys program. Kellogg’s will donate a toy to toys for tots for every treat shared! Just use the hashtag #Treats4Toys when you share your rice krispie treat creation on social media (valid 9/26/16-1/1/17). That’s a pretty awesome way to give back!
- 4 cups mini marshmallows
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
- Decorations: Cocoa Krispies, pretzel sticks, candy eyes, gum drops, icing or frosting
- In a medium saucepan, melt the mini marshmallows and butter.
- Fold in the rice krispies cereal and allow to cool slightly.
- Roll Rice Krispies into various sized balls to form snowmen. Gently squeeze the balls to hold the rice krispies together and press into snowman shapes.
- Decorate with Cocoa Krispies, pretzel sticks, candy eyes, gym drops, and icing/frosting.
- Store in an air tight container.
You can pick up everything you need to make rice krispie treat snowmen at your local Target. If you’re looking for more inspiration in your rice krispie treat making endeavor, check out THIS LINK! You can also check out the Rice Krispies Pinterest board.